“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” -Omar Khayyam
Are you searching for ways to be happy?
Are you looking for advice for a happy life?
Do you want to feel happiness emanating through every cell of your body?
If you’re not happy now with the way things are, don’t believe for one second that something outside of you will make you feel happy later?
You want to be happy with your life, we all do because this is our nature and you found this page because you are looking for way to be happier – right?
There many benefits to being happy as opposed to unhappy as you may already know, but haven’t fully utilized in your life.
You want to know how to be really happy and perhaps wonder why it seems to be so elusive in your life.
In this post, I will give you some tips for being happy regardless of where you are in your life.
Remember, life is a journey and there aren’t any permanent destinations.
Every goal reached is like sitting in a parking lot. You are merely at a point where you are deciding which direction to go next.
I’m sure you have reached goals and desires in your life haven’t you?
What happens next?
Like most of us, you’re happy for a moment and then you want something new.
Perhaps a new goal or desire. This is how life is set up, so don’t prolong your happiness and feel happy now.
There seems to be a common belief that suffering now by doing things I don’t like will pay-off in the future.
The challenge with this kind of thinking is that it often leads to unhappiness in the present moment.
The common core belief here is that success comes with sacrifice.
So what is the sacrifice?
You are sacrificing your health and well-being (happiness) in the present moment in hope that your future will bear fruit.
But how do you know it will?
You don’t know.
The planet is full of people delaying what they really want now by living a life that is making them unhappy.
Not only is it making them unhappy, it is making the people around them unhappy too.
A common belief is that “I’ll do work now that doesn’t bring me joy in the present moment, but it will eventually allow me to have enough money in the future so I can then do what I really want.”
Even if they do succeed in the future, they still failed.
Because they were not living the life they truly wanted to in the present moment.
Earning a living doing something that makes you miserable is the ultimate failure.
Because you betrayed yourself.
You allowed yourself to be unhappy spending your day – 5 days a week at a job that zaps your energy.
Live your dreams right now!
I know what you are thinking.
“How Do I Do That?”
It’s not about how’s, it’s about alignment with your desires.
You get into alignment with what you want by imagining it. By feeling what it feels like already having what you want. To feel successful in manifesting your desires.
All creation starts in the imagination. If you can imagine it, it can be done. Your conscious mind will ask for “how” this is going to happen. Just tell it that it will happen when we act on our excitement.
Being excited about what you want to create is the second step to manifesting your desires.
Act on your excitement until you can take it no further.
All successful people act on their highest excitement and eventually they achieve their goals.
No one said that the path of excitement is a direct line to your goals; however it will make the journey much easier because you will have the fuel to get you there.
You already know what you are passionate about. Take action on your passions and let the Universe take care of the details.
Do you know how to be happy now?
Trust me; it becomes much easier with regular practice. If you are consistently unhappy then you trained yourself to be there.
So, if you want to be happy you can train yourself to be there too.
The key is to consistently focus on what you want. If you’re not in a happy place now I recommend you learn how to focus your mind on creating what you really want based on your personal values.
Life is a process and if you are experiencing perpetual unhappiness, I would suggest you get really clear on what you want out of life and stop acting out of fear, or even worse, acting on auto-pilot.
You can also let go of the need for pain and suffering to validate that things are not going the way you think they should.
You can learn and grow and still be happy without the need for suffering.
It’s an egoic trap to let the fact that you went through the school of hard knocks in order to allow yourself to feel good and experience happiness more fully.
The idea of no pain no gain is just a permission slip that people use to let themselves change.
You can change on your own at any time without having to experience prolonged pain and suffering.
You can allow yourself to be happy with yourself without feeling like a failure because you are not at a place where you believe you should be.
Tips for being happy
- Do that thing you need to do that you have been putting off.
- Forgive and let go of any hurts that you are still carrying with you.
- Get your body moving.
- Give compliments.
- Write down or say out loud 5 things you are happy about.
- Stop complaining.
- Keep your words, actions, and thoughts positive.
- Let go of people and things that make you unhappy.
- Eat healthier, natural foods and drinks.
- Start a vegetable garden.
- Remember that you are an eternal being.
- Take nothing personally; its never about you anyway.
- Relax your mind and body daily.
- Exercise daily.
- Do something that expresses your unique gifts and talents.
- Stay humble.
- Think and pause before you speak.
- Drop the drama.
- Be grateful.
- Laugh more.
- Accept yourself and other people as they are.
- Slow down your mind.
- Say “I’m sorry” when needed.
- Do one thing at a time.
- Stop reading and watching negative news.
- Surround yourself with positive, encouraging people.
- Tell yourself positive things about yourself.
- Cry when you’re alone to release the energy that makes you feel stuck.
- Stop thinking or talking about the past; it’ over.
- Be your authentic self. Drop the egoic trap of being someone you are not.
- Feed your body on a regular basis.
- Stop suffering, it is not a necessary part of your growth.
- Let go of the idea of perfection.
- Follow your joy by doing what makes you happy.
- Study happy people and do what they do.
- Go to bed early and rise early.
- Socialize more.
- Act out of self-love instead of fear.
Be happy quotes
“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” ~Unknown
“Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.” -William E. Gladstone
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” – Audrey Hepburn
“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”- Dalai Lama
“Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.” – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
“Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.” – Robert Green Ingersoll