How To: Feel (truly) Happy

How do you define happiness? Maybe it’s spending time with loved ones or living a life you’re proud of. We all have different interpretations of happiness, but there is common ground on what makes us feel happy. I’m going to talk about fives areas in your life where you can “happify” (yeah, I went there) your life. You’ll add some bliss in your life knowing that happiness doesn’t have to be a struggle.

Find your bliss:

What do you love to do? This can be in terms of your career or with the hobbies you do everyday. Find what makes you the most happy and spend the rest of your life doing that. Whatever it is (career or not) it should make you want to get up in the morning with a smile on your face. Now go find your bliss!

Cultivate meaningful relationships:

I would rather have five best friends who I can trust my life with rather than have 20 friends who don’t know much about me. I appreciate the people in my life and I’m comfortable with a small friend group. My relationships are meaningful and important, and I wouldn’t change them for the world.

Express gratitude:

Instead of thinking about the bad things in your life (low-paying job and paying high rent) think about what’s good in your life (you have a job and aren’t homeless). It’s easy to lose sight of positivity, but it’s important to keep life in perspective. You have a lot to be thankful for, so express gratitude.

Love unapologetically:

You know the saying: live, laugh, love? Apply this mantra to your everyday life. If you don’t like your job, quit. Have negative people in your life, get rid of them. Don’t like where you live, move! You deserve a life where you love everything: your job, the people in your life, where you live, etc.

Begin the day with a plan:

People who don’t plan are more stressed. Think about it: you wake up with 24 hours and you have no idea how you’re going to spend it. If you want to feel stress-free and have a productive day, take ten minutes of your morning to plan your to-do list. You’ll get things done and feel accomplished.

What makes you truly happy? How do you live a happy life? Make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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How to: find your bliss

bb21015We all have something that makes us 100 percent blissful whether it’s writing, singing, volunteering, etc. Maybe you’re unsure of what makes you happy, and you’re looking for your bliss in life.

Since the 5th grade, I knew I wanted to write because I loved to tell stories. Growing older, I fell in love with helping people and volunteering. In some way, I wanted to combine my love for helping others and my love for writing. Finally, found a way to do so: by writing tips to help and inspire people to become a better version of themselves.

It took a long time for me to put this altogether, but helping people and writing fuel my bliss, and now I want to help you find your bliss. Here are my five tips:

Be open

If you’re beginning your journey to finding your bliss, be open to all possibilities. If you don’t have a lot of hobbies that you enjoy, try something new. Take a cooking class, writing course or join a book club. Being open to opportunities will put you in the direction toward finding your bliss.

Express your curiosity and willingness

Why does everyone love yoga (or insert other activity here)? Be curious and find out what makes other activities enjoyable. Be willing to express your curiosity to learn. We never stop learning as we grow, and it could be the solution to finding your bliss.

Be proactive

Don’t sit and wait for your bliss to arrive at the front door. Take time out of your normal schedule and find what makes you happy. You deserve to find what fuels your love for life. If you don’t find it right away, don’t give up.

Trust yourself

Trusting yourself and your capabilities will help you find your bliss. Establishing trust with yourself means that you know in your heart you will find happiness and pursue that happiness regularly. Always trust yourself and your instincts, and your bliss will follow.

Trust time

Patience is the key virtue here. Yes, you might find your bliss in one day. However, it could also take months or years to truly find what fuels your inner happiness–and that’s okay! Don’t put a time limit on happiness, no matter how long it takes.

I hope these tips help you begin your journey toward finding your bliss. For those who are reading and have found their bliss, what advice can you offer to those who are still looking?

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