With everything that’s going on in the world, it’s a wonder anyone has a smile. You can be incredibly happy most of the time without allowing anything to upset you.
Chances are you have good days and bad days in the happiness department. I’m generally a laid-back person, and most people cannot read my emotions, because of my calm nature. But there are times when I am not as happy as I should be.
6 Ways to be Incredibly Happy
#1 – Don’t Worry
Not worrying is easier said than done, especially when we feel we have a reason to worry. But worry doesn’t solve problems; it only creates more problems. It just adds fuel to the fire, which results in
When you notice yourself worrying say to yourself, “I don’t have any control over this situation. Worry get behind me.” I choose happiness, something I can control.
#2 – Express Gratitude
We tend to express gratitude mostly around Thanksgiving, but we should make expressing gratitude a habit. Daily thankfulness is beneficial for overall health and well-being.
Tell the people in your life; even strangers thank. You can start expressing gratitude by keeping a gratitude journal. There is so much for which to be thankful.
#3 – Be Forgiving
If anyone does or says something to offend you, deal with it immediately. Tell the person how they made you feel because you don’t want to hold in the pain of being hurt.
If you get the chance to confront the person, then there is another way to deal with the situation. Acknowledge what they did to you; verbally or in the written word and let it go. Forgive the person and move on.
Never hold in emotional hurt/pain, always make it go. By letting go, you open yourself up for happiness.
#4 – Don’t Compare
We know that comparison is the thief of joy, but it doesn’t have to be a joy stealer. What we give power to, actually ends up controlling us. Don’t give comparison an opportunity to steal your happiness.
You are a unique person and comparing yourself to others when you know it won’t solve anything isn’t wise. Spend time being who God created you to be and don’t allow comparison to see the light of day in your life, because you want your happiness to shine bright.
#5 – Think Positive
Thinking positive sets, the mood for your happiness. When we focus on the negative, most of the time, we won’t be happy.
A person who has nothing good to say is probably a person that harbors negative thoughts. Be that person who has something positive to say and think, no matter the situation.
When you are positive, and you think positive, happiness can’t help but be present in the midst of everything you say and do.
#6 – Cultivate Friendships
The older we get, the smaller our friendship circle gets. We are social beings and thrive on relationships with others. The friends that are in your life should know that you want them as friends.
If you have a good friend in your life, take time to chat with them, do lunch or send them a card, note, or give them a gift to let them know you appreciate them and that you are thinking of them. Healthy friendships
However, if you’re always the one on the giving end of friendships, you’ll eventually become burnt out and unhappy.
Friendship is a two-way relationship, and when both parties are cultivating the friendship, happiness is in the midst for each of you.
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