Jim Rohn said, “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” People are the source of their own happiness.
When I think of the word happiness, many things come to mind. Is happiness being satisfied? Does it mean a lack of worries? Feeling loved? Is it when things go your way? Everyone has their own definition of what it means to be happy, but what is yours? For some it may be a new car, new clothes or that perfect job that you always wanted. There are countless things that can make a person happy, but why wait for something to happen specifically to make you happy. Why not be happy today?
Here are a few ways you can be a happier person today.
1. Be honest with yourself
Acknowledge that every day will not be a good day, but make the best out of it. Find one good thing that happened throughout your day!
2. Change your attitude.
Your attitude is what makes you feel happy or unhappy. Happiness is more than a feeling- it’s a choice. You choose to be happy. The way I look at it happiness it is a habit. If you turn it into a lifestyle, it will become easier to cope with it different situations.
3. Be positive
Positive and negative thinking are contagious. Motivate yourself. Your mind is capable of so much more than you think of.
4. Surround yourself with the right people
Spend time with friends and family. Enjoy the quality time you and every moment you spend with them!
5. Be selfish - Treat Yo Self!
Take time for yourself, do something that makes YOU happy. Whether it is reading a book or making yourself some tea, there is no harm with spoiling yourself once in awhile.
6. Have self-control
Do not take anything too personal. Do not let negative comments affect your mind and feelings. Let go.
7. Take action
Get out of your comfort zone. Do a random act of kindness. Focus on love, patience and kindness. Maybe make a friend or compliment someone!
Do not let happiness be fleeting and temporary, do not allow external circumstances to affect you. No matter how difficult it might be, strive for change. As you apply this way of life you will learn to be happy and content.
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.” ― Audrey Hepburn