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We all want to be happy in life. We all want to enjoy our days, months and years. However, sometimes it is happiness that can seem like the most difficult thing to obtain. If you want to increase your happiness, the following tips will help you:

Choose to be happy

Happiness is a choice. You can either feel bad about yourself and the situations you find yourself in. Or instead, you can use your power of choice and choose to be happy. When you make a conscious decision to face the world with a cheerful attitude, you set yourself up with the basis to smile in the face of any adversity that your daily activities might bring.

Don’t react to the stimuli

The outside world will throw all kinds of stimuli at you all day long. People will say things to you. Events will happen. By constantly reacting in ways that leave you feeling bad, you’re at the mercy of your surroundings. When something happens, pause before responding. Learning to not always react to what happens around you is a sure way to help keep your mind balanced, and maintain your happiness.

Spend time with people

If you’re already a social butterfly, then this one shouldn’t be an issue for you. On the other hand, if you’re not getting out and about and connecting with others, it can take a big hit on your self-esteem and confidence. Spend time with your family and friends. We are by nature social, and our happiness rises when we’re surrounded by people who care about us and inspire us.

Take it slowly

One of the great things about living is being able to analyse areas where you can make improvements in your life, be it professionally, personally, spiritually or socially. However, wanting to do too many things at once is a guaranteed way to burn out. Instead, do one or two things first and learn to do them well, before moving onto bigger and more challenging activities.

Do what you enjoy

Yes, you’ve read this one many times. However, I include it because it is true. Sure, you’re schedule is busy. However, make time to do what you enjoy at least once a week, even if it’s for a couple of hours. Engage in activities that really nourish your mind-body and spirit.

Forgive

Indeed, it can be hard to let go of injustices carried out against you by others. However, carrying onto past hurts just brings back unnecessary pain. Forgiveness really is the key ingredient for emotional freedom.The benefits of doing so can be improvements in your relationships, helping others to get on with their lives and of course enabling you to get on with yours.

Keep breaking down barriers

If you feel your life is lacking in anyway then do set yourself some goals to improve yourself. The confidence you will gain from overcoming fears and improving your performance will do wonders for you, and of course you will become happier in the process.

My friends, it’s over to you:

• In what other ways can we increase our happiness?
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Photo Credit: Quique López