How to Stay Happy

Three things I do to stay happy in my life

A friend commented on my blog’s link on Facebook yesterday and requested me to share some tips on how to be happy.

Thank you for the topic request my dear, I can’t say NO.

But to be honest, I’m not sure if I am a qualified happy person to write about this topic, I’m pretty much a sadist. You can feel that from my collection of poems on Instagram.

However, in some way, I also see myself as a positive and optimist person day by day. The level of happiness in my life does increase a lot within this one year. So, I think it’s worth to share the practices I’ve adopted in my life that contribute to that.

1. Active gratitude

Schedule daily appreciation. Don’t wait for a wish to come true to feel grateful. Always look around to see the good in your mundane world. Like the law of attraction, positive affirmations bring more positive things into our life. Be grateful when you wake up. Be grateful in your prayer. Be grateful in every breath.

I keep a gratitude log in my bullet journal and make it a commitment to feel grateful, to be happy and to be thankful to the Creator every day. Once it becomes a habit, there are more and more to write and be thankful of.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

p/s: Recently, I also tweet my gratitude on Twitter. Feel free to check it out, so you have some ideas about how to start writing yours.

2. Never compare yourself with other people

Nobody’s life is perfect, and nobody’s life is the same. Celebrate other people’s fortune and celebrate ours too.

There’s no use in admiring other people’s life just to feel bad about ours. It buries all the positive things left in our life, and we damage our own self-esteem. There is no end in the comparison game. Stop comparing, start living.

3. Own yourself

You are the owner of yourself, stop being hard on yourself. It’s useless to blame others too. Accept yourself with all the packages. Accept and love that you are unique, strong and beautiful. Accept the good and the bad things about yourself. Accept your past and embrace all your weaknesses.

Yes, we can’t change the past, but we are in control of our future. Appreciate the fact that you are the manager of your being, be bossy to yourself and decide – Happy!

There are indeed many other ways to stay happy but from my own experience, focusing on these three things have changed my life 360 degrees.

It’s almost 500 words today. See you tomorrow. Anddd, feel free to request other topics that you would want to hear from me.

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