With all the adversity that is happening around you, it’s impossible to always look on the brighter side of it. Sometimes, you just want to stay inside your room, let be absorbed by the darkness and never deal with any more crap of life anymore. However, losing hope is a sign of defeat. Don’t let the dreadful sides of it prevent you from appreciating all the good things in life and try to find ways how to live a life full of joy and happiness.
Living a happy life will start with you. With the way you think, speak and act. Being able to put a smile on your face isn’t that difficult as you thought it is. It’s more than just about indulging yourself with new things. It’s all about feeling the bliss within you and sharing it with others.
Focus on what makes you optimistic
Don’t exert effort and waste time on people and things that will not bring you remarkable results. Instead, give importance to the things that will take you to better places. Spend time with people that make you feel alive every single day. Having a pessimistic mindset will limit you to be genuinely happy for the rest of your life.
Stop trying to be perfect
There will be some days that you feel ugly or unproductive and it’s natural. You don’t have to try too hard because it can forbid you from enjoying life and its real meaning. You exist not to be perfect but to be you, the authentic you. Don’t pretend to be someone else just to please other people. Don’t try to insinuate others when you know you don’t feel confident about doing a certain thing. Instead, surround yourself with good people who acknowledge your flaws, believe in your natural talents and support you on what you want to achieve in life.
Forgive yourself and the people who caused you pain
Are you still stuck in the past and still reminds you of heartaches and bad memories? It’s not easy to forgive and it takes time. However, to attain a happy life, you have to let go and move on. You have to keep in mind that you’re doing this for yourself, not for other people. And just because you decide to do it, it doesn’t mean that your forgiveness is for them but to you. It’s about letting yourself go from the agony and resentment. Once you’ve finally forgiven yourself, it’ll be easier for you to give it to others even if they don’t ask for it.
Be open to changes
Don’t limit yourself. You are capable of doing anything you want to become a better person. When others don’t believe in you, don’t listen to them because you’re the only one who knows your abilities. If you want to improve your life and be cheerful, make a change and don’t hold back. Start with a small step like waking up early in the morning, keeping a journal or exercising three times a week.
Make other people happy
It feels much better when you share your happiness with others. Not only it benefited them but you as well. By doing little things like sharing your food with those who are hungry, giving your seat to an old lady on the train or listening to someone who vents about his or her problem, you already made a lot of difference. It only proves that you don’t need to have a lot of money to help other people.
Accept that mistakes, setbacks and failures are normal
Part of becoming truly happy in life is acknowledging the fact that you have to encounter problems and make mistakes from time to time. And no matter how hard it hits you, just keep going. Don’t stop and feel sorry for yourself and think that you’re about to fail because it’s not what it meant. Challenges sometimes are signals telling you that you have to glance back and check where you did go wrong. Figure it out and try a different approach.
Thank you so much for reading!