The goal of nearly every person in this world is to be happy. We search for it everywhere we go and through everything we do. It’s even written in the U.S. Constitution– that we all have the right to “life, love, and the pursuit of happiness.” Below are 14 ways that you can experience happiness right now in your life. After all, behind those dark grey clouds, the sun is still shining brightly. Just look beyond your present circumstances. Happiness isn’t hard, its right out in front of you!
#1- Follow your heart- Do what makes you happy. Whether its doing a craft, or helping someone out, teaching the piano, follow your bliss, your heart always knows.
#2- Letting go– Don’t hang on to disappointments and talk about what didn’t go right. Focus on what has went right in your life and let go of the past.
#3- Don’t dwell on the negative– Stop dwelling on your problems. Stop focusing your attention on what doesn’t work and start thinking about what you can do differently. Plan for the future and the steps you need to take you there.
#4- Happiness is now– You create happiness every day through the things you choose to think about
and do. Try to do happy things. You can only go back in memory for the happiness of the past. You can only think about the happiness in the future, but can’t enjoy it yet. So why not enjoy the happiness of now?
#5- What you expect, you get– We get our expectations. Did you expect the best out of a situation or did you expect the worst? What you expected is likely what you got. Always expect the best, if that’s what you’d like to get!
#6- Be thankful– Be thankful for what you do have and for what you don’t have, such as an illness or other problems. Be grateful for your blessings and all that goes right in your life.
#7- Agree to agree– Saying yes more often brings happiness to your life. Help out others when you can. We get used to saying no too much, but that creates negative energy. Say yes more often, agree to agree, and you will create more positive energy in your life.
#8- Random Acts of Kindness– What little thing can you do that would make someone else happy? It can be as little as to say “Hello”, or hold the door for another, or how about letting some one cut in traffic? It’s the little things in life that bring joy to others and to yourself.
#9 Just love– Love creates happiness. The more love you put out, the more love you get back. The more you love, the more you create happiness. Love your dog, love your family, just love life!
#11- The simple things– It’s the simple things in life that make us happiest. Sleeping in, enjoying the company and love of a pet, or the time we spend with loved ones. What simple things can you do today that will bring happiness in your life?
#12- Acceptance-Don’t live in the memories of the past or in the fantasies of the future. Accept what is and enjoy the now.
#13- Nutrition and Exercise– You are what you eat, they always say. What are you putting in your body? Is it processed foods or fresh foods? Do you respect your body and give it the exercise it needs each day? Exercise can be as simple as going for a walk. Treat your body with respect and allow happiness to grow.
#14- Laughter- Laughter really is the best medicine! Let yourself laugh out loud more often. Don’t hold it in, let it out and see how much better you feel because of it.
#15- Dream– Allow yourself to dream. How would you like things to be? What do you want in your life? It’s ok to dream sometimes, just don’t get caught up in it, forgetting to enjoy the now.
By: Jeanne Angel St.Cyr
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Jeanne Angel St.Cyr is the Author of the book, “Inspirations” which is available now. www.inspirationangel.com