Guidelines for living a happier life
1. Accept the fact
that you cannot change another human being. You can only change
yourself. Stop trying to fix or change others.
2. Accept the fact
that thoughts and words are like boomerangs. They will come back to
you. Choose carefully.
3. Accept yourself as
you are today. It doesn't mean you don't want to change and improve
but start from a place of self-acceptance and see what happens. You
are where you are for reason so don't fight that fact, accept it, and then
you can move in any direction you wish to go.
4. Understand that there
are no "mistakes in life" only life lessons. Once your lesson is
learned you will be able to move forward. Life lessons repeat
themselves until the lesson is learned. Always ask "what can I learn
from this situation?"
Random of acts of
kindness for yourself and for others.
6. Life is a journey.
Enjoy the journey. Every twist and turn in the road, and every bump or
hill you meet provides a life lesson. Enjoy the journey.
Practice the HAPPY steps below:
H - honestly look at your life and
define what your morals, principles and values are and then display them in
every thing you do.
A - acknowledge and accept the fact that you cannot change another
person. That is out of your control. You can only change
yourself and you are only responsible for yourself and your actions.
P - praise yourself for all the good
things that you have done in your life. Practice random acts of
kindness towards yourself and then towards others.
P - practice changing the phrase
"mistakes in life"
to "Lessons in Life". Pledge to
ask yourself in any given situation the following "What can I learn from
this situation?" Learn your lesson and then move on to the next life
Y- You are worthy of happiness.
Let go of guilt and embrace your value as a individual doing the best in
life that they can do with the knowledge they have at the time. As you
know better you will do better. You deserve happiness. Embrace it now.
NOTE: Many times when we struggle with trying to be
happy there is some overlooked
forgiveness that needs to take place before we can move forward and feel
happy again. Please read my article on
Forgiveness if that is the case for you.
Please see my
Recommended Reading: "What Happy People Know by Dan Baker
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