12 secrets to feeling happier

January 1, 2024

If you feel sad more often than you’d like to admit, or feel that you have nothing to smile about, here are 12 secrets to feeling happier in your life.

With the arrival of the New Year, now is the best time to focus on changing your life for the better.

blonde woman with a sad face holding a mask with a smiling face

    Secret #1 Ask for what you want

Whatever it is that is going to generate joy for you, make it your intention to bring that experience into your life.

When you know that you want and you ask for it, then you create the opportunity for the Universe to deliver your heart’s desire, right to your front door.

Secret #2 Be grateful

Think of all the wonderful things that you already have in your life. Look around you and you will always find something to be grateful for.

Pick up the phone, call someone you love, and tell them how much you appreciate them… you’ll make their day. Plus, it will bring you into a state of gratitude and open your heart to the joys of life. 

Secret #3 Visualise your success

To quote W. Clement Stone, “Whatever the mind of a man can conceive, he can achieve.”

Use your imagination to create your ideal reality. Close your eyes and visualize the end result you wish to experience.

Focus all your attention to that detailed image. Get excited by it and allow the process to exhilarate you. 

Secret #4 Don’t worry

Scientific studies prove that worrying can be a health hazard.

So make a conscious effort to replace any worrying thoughts with ones that brings you pleasure and warms your heart.

When you feel yourself starting to worry, take a deep breath., count to 10 and relax.

Like Bobby McFerrin song says….. Don’t worry be happy!

Secret #5 Nurture your body

Your body is the temple that houses your soul; care for it with life-affirming experiences.

Treat yourself to a massage or facial

Float on your back in the ocean. 

Soak in a bubble bath. 

Celebrate this magnificent body in which you are free to experience your life. 

Secret #6 Live in abundance

Notice the glorious world in which you live.

Begin with the air you breathe, the very currency of life itself.

Focus on the richness of life itself.

See and believe yourself to have more than enough of everything you could want and need. 

Secret #7 Set achievable goals

Goals give you direction and a sense of fulfillment once they’re achieved. Start with a small goal; as your confidence builds, set more challenging ones.

Make sure that your goals are S.M.A.R.T…

– Specific

– Measureable

– Achievable

– Realistic

– Timebound

.Secret # 8 Accept responsibility

Too often we place unrealistic expectations on others, in the mistaken belief that they can make us happy.

However, it is only when you accept responsibility for the creation of your own happiness that you no longer depend on others to give it to you. Instead, you can share yours with them. 

Secret #9 Be enthusiastic

Concentrate on igniting your enthusiasm by finding something that you are passionate about and pursue it with joyful abandon.

If you live your life to the fullest greeting each and every day with excitement, you will radiate positive energy that will attract happy people and uplifting experiences to you.

When you bring out the best in yourself, you also bring out the best in others.

Secret # 10 Join a community

Human beings are inherently social creatures.

We need to belong, to feel that we are a part of something bigger than ourselves.

Get involved with a group of people that reflect your interests, or form your own group and share your joy with others. 

Secret #11 Keep playing

George Bernard Shaw one once said… We don’t stop playing because we get old – we get old because we stop playing.

Age is a state of mind. Do you want to be 80 years old or 80 years young? 

If you want to stay young spend time in the company of children, they will help you to rediscover your playful side. 

Skip

Dance

Sing

Finger-paint

Dress up

Colour in

Giggle

We can all choose to live a playful, youthful life. 

Secret #12 Choose to be happy

Do what you love or love what you do.

To choose either is to choose happiness.

Regardless of what is happening in your life, decide to create your own happiness.

The results will naturally fall into place. 

Above all “Don’t worry be happy!”

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