We all know that one person — you know, the one who seems to have everything you want, and never stops talking about it. We all have this bad habit, too, of telling ourselves that if we could just have this certain amount of money or obtain this particular job that we would then, and not a moment sooner, be truly happy. The truth is, though, that no matter how many good things life hands us, we will still want more. There are two different ways to respond to this problem. One is to accept that we will never be happy. The other is to find your happiness with what you do have. The real question is, then, how do we find happiness with what we do have? There are a few ways.
3 Tips To Help You Find Your Happiness:
Count your blessings
It’s an old saying that you are probably tired of hearing, but it has its merit. You simply cannot expect to live a happy life while allowing yourself to focus on any and every bad thing that happens to you. The more you focus on the people and things you do have going for you, the better you will feel. Try to practice gratitude daily so that it becomes a habit.
Make time for fun
One of the oldest excuses in the book is “I don’t have any time to actually enjoy myself.” If that sounds like you, than here’s your solution: make time! I know some of us have more responsibilities than others, but if you don’t give yourself a break every now and then, you may go crazy if you haven’t already.
Whether it means waking up earlier, taking fewer courses in college, or cutting back your hours at work, make time for yourself. Sign up for that ballroom dancing class like you’ve been meaning to do for the past two years or go out on the town, or call your friends up and find a night that works for you all to go out for dinner. Here are some fun date night ideas.
Whatever you do, make it consistent to schedule some fun!
Give yourself a pat on the back
“You are your own worst critic.” Another oldie, another goodie! I heard this particular saying quite often while I was growing up. I heard it when I cried over my first 99 in math class, and again when I was the bench warmer on my high school soccer team. It took me almost my entire life to date to stop beating myself up over every little thing, and it is still a daily struggle.
I want you to know that you are good enough. I don’t care if you are working three part-time jobs and still barely putting food on your table, or if you are the CEO of a Fortune 500 company rushing home in traffic to tuck your kids in at night. You are good enough simply because you are yourself.
The sooner you learn to be genuinely proud of who you are, the sooner you will find your happiness.
I hope you found these tips for happiness helpful! How do you find your happiness? What is one activity that makes you happy? Which happiness tips have you tried?
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