How Can I Be Happy?

People are continuously asking the same question; How can I be happy? What they don’t realize is that the answer is quite simple, and it should be.

Why should finding happiness be difficult when the definition includes feeling emotions of positive, pleasant emotions and joy?

Here is a list of 8 simple actions you can do daily to be a happy person.

1. Start your day with positive affirmations.

If you wake up in a bad mood, expect your day to be down in the dumps. The good news is you can change the outcome of your day in an instant, and the sooner the better. Tomorrow morning before you even get out of bed, tell yourself that you are going to have an amazing day. Tell yourself you are going to hear great news all day long. You will be happier all day, just thinking that good things are on the way.

2. Smile, Smile, Smile.

One way to make you feel better inside is to smile. It’s simple and it’s free. Science proves that is will boost your mood and increase your potential for long term happiness. If you don’t smile regularly, force it until it becomes natural. Seriously, try it now, I bet you’ll feel better already!

3. Surround yourself with only things you love.

Jot down a list of things that make you feel good inside. Keep this list on you and read it every day. It could consist of music, people, or pets. The options are endless, but only YOU know what makes YOU feel good inside. Once you have your list, try and surround yourself with only those things. Keep the positive energy flowing.

4. Give someone a compliment.

It’s human nature to think that receiving a compliment is the best thing for us, but it’s actually complimenting others that makes us feel better inside. Complimenting or helping others is where we find true happiness in ourselves. Try to compliment someone at least once a day. You’ll be happy knowing you just made their day.

5. Stop complaining. It’s bringing you down!

You may not even realize you are doing it. Complaining and whining are constantly bringing your inner emotions down. Instead of asking “Why can’t I ever win?” or “Why does this happen to me?”, try re-wording it into a positive question. What can I do next time to help me win? What can I do better to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Talking negatively will limit your happiness, so learn to speak positive.

6. Act like a child.

Do you remember how it used to feel when you were a kid playing outside? No worries in the world, just enjoying the sunshine on your face running barefoot in the grass. Try to do this more often. We often forget that it’s the simple things in life that give us the most happiness.

7. Laugh Often.

Laughter is one of the best feelings in the world. It expresses pure joy. Figure out what makes you laugh the most, and surround yourself with it. It could be a person, or a social environment. Laughing is also important in happy relationships. Stop being so serious all the time!

8. Get a dog or cat, or both.

The amount of joy you will get from a dog or cat is off the charts. You will never feel lonely and they will love you unconditionally. I myself have 2 cats and a puppy. The house is always full of life.

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