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8 Simple Ways To Live A Happy Life

I want to live a happy life every day. As I have grown older, I have come to realize that being happy is a main priority of mine. Happiness is one of the most sought-after goals in life. But the crazy thing is that many people believe that happiness is hard to achieve.

It is so easy for us to think that we can’t get the happiness we want.  We say things like “When I have a good job or when I have my dream house then I can be happy.” The reality is that happiness is available to each and every one of us, and it is available RIGHT NOW. Your dream job or a big new house will not make you happier. I believe that it’s the simple joys in life that bring us true happiness. Here are 8 ways that you can live a happier life.

8 Ways to Live A Happier Life

Smile Often

I never used to smile. I would always walk around with a frown on my face. People used to always ask me what was wrong with me. I have learned that smiling affects you internally and it affects the people around you. Smiling can make you happier. It will make you feel better.

Manage Your Stress

Don’t let stress be the cause of your unhappiness. Meditation and exercising are good ways to help you manage stress. Start practicing self-care as well. Take care of yourself.

Stop Thinking Negative

The moment that I let go of negative thinking my whole life changed. Start replacing your negative thoughts with positive ones. Stop hanging around negative people who drain your good energy. Surround yourself with positive, uplifting people and thoughts.

Related: The Power of Positive Thinking

Be Yourself

Be YOU! Accepting who you are and not caring what others think of you will help you live happier.

Forgive More

I’ve had a hard time in the past forgiving those who hurt me. I have learned that moving on and forgiving and letting go of past hurt makes a difference in my life. I am able to forgive people and move on without holding on to anger.

Help Others

I am always the first one to help someone in need. It brings me joy to help someone out. I never expect anything in return either. Just helping others feeds my soul and makes me happy.

Be Thankful

Appreciating the things you have and not taking anything for granted will help you feel good and start living a happier life.

Spend Time With Family

Spending time with my family makes me feel great. Quality time with loved ones and friends is the best.

How do you live a happy life?

Read Next: 30 Things I’ve Learned in 30 Years

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  • Lacey
    April 25, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I am working towards forgiving others, so I can let go of past hurt. Very hard for me because it puts me in a vulnerable position. At least I think it will.

  • jes
    May 2, 2017 at 11:38 am

    THIS!!!! This is on point! I thank you for this post.

    • Michelle Thames
      May 4, 2017 at 8:51 am

      Thanks Jes!

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