Life is too short to wake up each day and not enjoy it. Everyone has the power and ability to live happy and prosperous lives. It doesn’t cost much to do it. All it requires is one thing: ACTION. Here are 7 ways to make yourself happy:
1. Change your attitude to money
When you’re a kid, it can sometimes all be about flashing the cash, particularly if you’ve listened to too many rap songs. Money is not an aim in itself – learn that it’s something you need to live on, not something to make for the sake of it.
2. Forgive yourself and others for mistakes
We often have the attitude that if someone does something wrong, then they’re a bad person and should be begrudged forever, instead of realizing that there are often several sides to a story and many ways of looking at things. Learn to see mistakes as mere disagreements or setbacks, not reasons to judge and condemn – especially ones you make yourself.
3. Distance yourself from drama
Some people like to cause drama for the sake of it. In the end, it’s really not worth getting involved in the mental stress of it. By all means, learn when your friends really need help and lend them a hand, but protect yourself from toxic people and situations – it’s a waste of your time and energy.
4. Slow down
There’s no reason why you can’t fill your life with exciting things, but it will also add a greater quality to your life if you allow yourself to slow down and breathe. Learn to become grateful, mindful, and enjoy the little things.
5. Invest in self-improvement
Whether it’s learning something new, reading more, or investing in coaching sessions to help build your strengths and make yourself a better, wiser person, you’ll thank yourself later for taking your personal development seriously.
6. Take care of your body
In your teens, your body will take a lot of abuse. Overindulging in junk, missing sleep, and not exercising won’t seem to affect your ability to bounce back and get on with life vigorously. As you get older, you’ll notice that your body will start to really show its ingratitude for being treated badly. If you want to stay looking and feeling good, start treating your body right.
7. Love and respect yourself
Because you’re a unique human being with strengths and great qualities of your own, you need to respect your entire mind, body, and spirit. Loving your body, mind, and spirit is the key to gaining self-respect. It is then that you can extend yourself out to meet the needs of others.
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” Audrey Hepburn