This article was last updated on November 1, 2014
Are you happy? If your answer is “No”, you should definitely read this. If your answer is “Yes”, read the article and see how many of these things apply to you.
Many people make their lives harder, do not be one of them. Here are few things you can do in order to improve your life and become happier.
Living a happier life
1. Be OK with what you ultimately can’t do, because there is so much you CAN do.
“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”
We can’t do everything. There is no way someone can be good at everything. So accept what you can’t do, and focus on what you can. Because what you can do always outweighs what you can’t.
2. Surround yourself with people who you want to be around.
Before you diagnose yourself with low self-esteem or depression, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by a**holes. The people around you will greatly impact your life, no matter what you think. So choose to be around people that uplift you, people that bring out the best of you. Surround yourself with people who make you laugh, support you, love you and care about you. You have to realise that if you spend your time around negative people, you will become one as well. Find the ones who are as crazy as you, as weird as you and I promise you will lead a happier life.
3. Keep moving forward.
Once you stop learning, you start dying. – Albert Einstein
There is always a room for improvement. And while you shouldn’t strive to be perfect, you should always strive to improve. There are so many things you can learn, and do. You can learn a new language. You can visit a new country or you could simply read a good book. Many of us live miserably, because we stopped improving, we stopped being curious, we stopped exploring things and we just got stuck doing the same thing over and over again. So in order for you to live a happier life, you should always keep moving forward! Always try to have something to look forward to, something to strive for.
4. Never miss a party if you can help it.
Why? Parties are fun. And partying doesn’t mean going out and getting drunk, it simply means spending quality time with your friends or family. Because those small moments, that we actually don’t really appreciate until it’s too late are the most important ones in our lives.
So focus on creating good memories, laughing more, loving more and being more. The secret of life is simply to – ENJOY IT!
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