Happiness comes from within.
Only you can make yourself happy. Money, relationships, and other external factors cannot give you happiness, as explained in this Tibetan proverb:
“Seeking happiness outside of ourselves is like waiting for sunshine in a cave facing north.”
External factors can only contribute to your happiness. Here are five ways to feel happier every day, regardless of your circumstances.
Think More Positive Thoughts
Positive people are happy people. They make every day of their lives count, and they look for opportunities everywhere, even in the midst of difficult situations.
Train yourself to recognize your negative thoughts and turn them into positive ones. It might take some time to retrain your brain to think more positively, but the results will be worth it.
Spend More Time Doing Things You Enjoy
Happy people devote time to doing the things they enjoy. Write a list of everything you enjoy doing, such as:
· Exercise or sports.
· Outdoor activities.
· Visiting museums, art galleries, and other interesting places.
· Spending time with friends and family members (name all the people you like socializing with).
Decide how you can spend more time doing at least three things on your list in the next month. Write down what you’ll have to do to achieve this; for example, if you want to go to dinner with a friend you haven’t seen in a while, you could set a goal of calling or messaging the friend to fix a date.