You probably read the title of this article and had some thoughts on your own. If you’re anything like me, you had thoughts of disbelief. Life is too hard to begin with. It has so many different challenges and struggles. It feels like you’re pushing a boulder up a long and never-ending hill. How could I possibly be happy?
This is possible, though. Even though it might seem impossible, you too can start feeling relief and like you’re making progress towards your many goals, whether that’s personal or professional. Best of all, that feeling of happiness will stick around for a while and won’t be just a temporary thing. Here are some things that helped me.
- Be grateful! – Realize that everything happens for a reason and that someone might have it worse than you. Write down three different things that you’re happy for everyday. You’ll start to see a difference in your life soon enough!
- Practice mindfulness! – It helps you be in the present moment and not focus too much on the past or the future. I use the Insight Timer app available on Apple and Android as part of my daily routine.
- Realize your strengths! – Instead of focusing on your weaknesses, realize where you’re strong. Use this to help you make progress towards your happiness.
What do you do to find happiness in yourself? Have you tried the above tips?