So, you’ve stumbled across this article because you want to know happiness? Well, I’m sorry to say that there is no magic pill or golden answer. But there are certain ways to aid in the pursuit of happiness. This article will offer advice on how to bring you out of misery and into bliss.
Here are 5 Tips on how to find happiness:
1) Forgive and Forget
This first piece of advice may seem obvious but it’s only obvious because it works. Despite what you think about forgiving people, if you don’t forgive them then they’re still affecting your life somehow. Maybe it is not directly but indirectly for sure. Why let someone who has hurt or upset you ruin your days to come? You’ve got a long time ahead waiting for you; you can’t spend it all mourning someone else. Sometimes you just have to suck it up and move on.
2) Change What Is Changing
This is mostly for people who are having extremely bad luck or extremely bad things happening to them, but that’s no way to live either! You don’t want to become bitter or angry at the world because of these little setbacks. The best thing you can do in this situation is trying to change what is changing. Don’t whine about how your life sucks, actually do something about it! When bad things happen, figure out how you could make them better. If they continue happening over and over again then there is probably a reason for that (see tip 4), but if they’re a one-off then make the best of it.
This is what you need to remember: The more you whine, the worse your luck will get.
3) Feel Good
There’s no deeper secret than this one. If you want to feel good then just does something that makes you feel good? There really isn’t any other way around this ‘secret’. This is what those self-help books are trying to tell you – although they don’t say it as eloquently as me. You can do whatever makes you happy so long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else and so long as it doesn’t set a bad example for others… but there’s nothing wrong with being selfish once in a while!
4) Everything Happens For a Reason
Some people don’t like to talk about religion, even if they believe in it. These are the people that ‘everything happens for a reason tends to annoy. I can see why some people would be annoyed by this statement because oftentimes there don’t feel like there is a reason behind something bad happening. But nothing bad ever happens without a cause and it’s up to you to realize why it happened so you don’t make the same mistake again.
5) Just Be Yourself
At first glance, this piece of advice sounds extremely unhelpful but really it has all of the answers within itself. You needn’t do anything or change yourself in any way; all you have to do is be yourself.
That may sound like the easiest thing in the world but it’s also the hardest. If you’re used to changing or doing things that other people tell you then this one will be really hard for you. This is why most people are unhappy, they spend their entire lives trying to be someone else and when they realize they never will be, it’s too late. You don’t have to change who you are… in fact if there’s anything wrong with you then chances are that everybody else has noticed it before you have.
That just about wraps up another article on happiness. Although I’ve given 5 pieces of advice here, each person is different so take what works for them and discard everything else. If these 5 things don’t work then there are countless other articles at happiness that may be more helpful.
You don’t need to change anything, just be yourself and enjoy what you have.