What to Do (and What Not to Do) to Be Happy 80

what to do to be happy
“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
Denis Waitley

Happiness is one of the simplest things in life, and yet we complicate it so much.

To be happy is to decide to be happy. To let go of past and future, and simply be here. To appreciate what’s around you and thank for it every day. Happiness is in everything we do and have, and all the opportunities around us.
In other words, it’s already here, and we don’t need to try hard to reach it, look for it in outer stimulus, or change anything so that we can have it.

But if you still want to be a little more happy and enjoy life more, here are the dos and don’t of happiness:

That’s a guest post I wrote for Pick The Brain.
You can read the whole article here.

5 Things to Start (and Stop Doing) Today to Be Happy

  1. Be present.

Live in the now, don’t go back to the past or worry and prepare for the future. The former is gone and can’t be changed, the latter is uncertain and there’s nothing you can do but look forward to it and be positive.

2. Let go.

Unhappy people hold onto things, keep grudges, get too attached. But true freedom and contentment can only be found by letting go.

3. Surround yourself with happy people.

Spend time with negative ones, and you’ll become one. But if you want to focus on the good side of life, look for the passionate individuals that are smiling all the time.

4. Do what you love.

There are things you enjoy doing, and things you don’t. Do everything possible to only dedicate time to what you’re passionate about and believe in, and eliminate the rest.

5. Accept.

Life will be much easier if you’re alright with things the way the are, don’t try to take control of what can’t be controlled, and stop trying to change people.

What else makes you happy? And what will you do today to feel like that?

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7 Quick Tips on How to Be More Successful in Everyday Life 9

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Everyone dreams about being successful. But what is success?

For you, it could be building a company, getting promoted at work, generating wealth, or more humble ambitions, such as being the best parent or partner. While success looks different to each person, we all have an innate desire to achieve.

No matter how you define success as an individual, here are some habits you can adopt to become more successful in everyday life.

1. Be Focused.

There are distractions all around us, from social media and smartphones to friends and family. While everyone needs some ‘me time,’ to be successful, you also need focus. As such, cut out distractions and set aside time to work towards your goal.

Remember: There is always something productive you can do.

2. Aim to Learn.

It can be easy to get hung up results but being successful is about more than the outcome. The key to being truly successful is about learning. This allows you to grow and adapt, changing your approach and leading to improvements. As such, make learning a goal. This will also help to keep you motivated, too.

3. Be Prepared.

Being prepared is essential to increase the chance of success. This can be applied to almost any situation. Whether you are expecting your first baby, have an upcoming exam or interview, or are considering CFD trading, all require research and preparation.

4. Stop the Excuses.

When something goes wrong, it can be easy to dig your head in the sand, but this is not a habit of a successful person. Instead, take responsibility. Stop your excuses, work on your weaknesses and make improvements. The onus is on you to be successful so step up, set challenges and drive yourself forward.

5. Be Happy.

You may be focussed on earning more money, or you may have a goal to buy a flash car. But if you’re working a job you cannot stand, putting in too many hours and sacrificing time with the ones you love, you could quickly start to feel miserable.

Increase your happiness and make it a marker of your success, even if it takes longer to achieve your goals.

6. Feel Grateful.

Success is often less about material possessions or goals than it is about changing our perceptions.

This is why it is important to start recognizing the good things around you. Recognise and feel grateful for what you already have and you will soon feel very successful indeed.

7. Start Failing.

This may seem counterintuitive, but failure is a big part of success. It helps to highlight the things we do not want and essentially provides clarity. A little failure never hurt anyone. After all, no one has ever become successful without first experiencing failure.