Happiness is what we all strive for. If only we were more happy, then our life would be better. We all know this feeling, so here are four tips guaranteed to make you a happier person!
1. Your life has meaning! You were created for a purpose, and God had you in mind before you were born. Although you might not know what “your true calling” is yet- think of this: nothing would be the same if you weren’t here! Your experiences, the people you’ve met, the things you learned- everything is connected to eachother and would be completely different if you weren’t here.
2. Strive to stay open to ideas! One of the “secrets’ of happy people is they have an urge to learn as much as they can from everything around them. The world is constantly changing, and if you just stick to what you already know and what’s comfortable, you won’t grow as a person and be aware of new ideas and opportunities. This is just a little example of how I try to remember this rule: I enrolled in philosophy and it’s an incredibly challenging class, and I listen to as many artists as I can so I keep my mind open to different types of music.
3. Do what you say! I bet you can recall several people that claim they’ll do one thing, yet never follow through. Too often people do this, and it hurts their credibility and you can’t count on them. Don’t just say words, actually do them. You’ll gain respect, actually accomplish your goals, and feel good all-around about yourself.
4. Don’t let your “stuff” consume you! Often we worry about what kind of car we drive, if we’re wearing cute clothes, what kind of phone we have. Of course, caring about these things is natural and isn’t necessarily a problem, until you let it consume you. Think about this: If today were your last day on earth, would you care about your Ipod? If you had twitter followers? How much money you have? I know you’ve heard this before. But have you really thought about it? Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, and it’s more fulfilling to focus on your relationships, and how you made the world a better place while you’re here. I remember this by helping my friends and family as much as I can, donating to causes that need help, and through this site- trying to inspire people to be their best selves.