Feeling So Happy Lately

I’ve been so happy lately, I can’t even explain how light and relieved and lucky I feel. I’m just so happy!!! I just want to shout it and spread the happiness with you <3 I'm far from perfect at any of this. Most of these things were learned by doing the opposite or by going through a lot of pain. I still go through times when I revert back to being negative and thus become unhappy. But I keep trying and work to become just a little bit better each day.


Do you want to be happier? Do you want more serenity (peace in between your ears)? Here are some of these things that have worked for me.

  • Really listen when people talk to you. Don’t just wait for them to finish their sentence so you can talk.
  • Do something nice for someone each day. Do it without looking for credit.
  • Write a gratitude list everyday. Even if it’s just one item long.
  • Stretch. Even if it’s just for 2 minutes.
  • Don’t waste time reading negative stuff.
  • Meditate. Giving your mind a break and allowing some stillness in your life is so important.
  • Call or meet with at least one close friend each day.
  • Spend quality time with your family or a close friend each day.
  • Don’t think that it’s too late. It’s never too late.
  • Don’t gossip.
  • Read a book/blog/article on a subject that you know nothing.
  • Don’t put people down to make yourself feel better. It doesn’t work and it makes people respect you less.
  • Keep a daily journal and commit to writing in it each day. Even if you just write “Today was good. I don’t know what else to write.”
  • Give back. Nothing brings more fulfillment to me than the feeling of helping someone else.
  • Be passionate about everything you do. If you’re doing something everyday that you’re not passionate about, try to figure out how to cut it out of your life.
  • Don’t think that working so much is something you should be proud of or brag about. No one on their death bed ever thought “I wish I spent more time working…”
  • Stop caring so much about what other people think.
  • Stop thinking that you are too old to do something. You’re not.
  • Stop worrying so much. Most of the terrible things that we think are going to happen, never do.
  • Don’t be afraid to say you don’t know something. Be okay with asking questions. Stop thinking you have to know everything.
  • If you have a dog, take it for a walk each day. If you have a cat, pet it for a few minutes each day. If you don’t have either, stop one in the street. If you’re allergic, watch some videos of them on the Internet <3
  • Compliment someone each day. Even if it’s a stranger.
  • Be positive even when you don’t feel like being positive.
  • Stop checking email/Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr/Instagram/etc so much. A couple of times a day is more than enough for any of those. If there is really an emergency, they will call you.
  • Have empathy but don’t pity people.
  • Get rid of most of your stuff. Our possessions weigh us down.
  • Eat as little sugar as possible.
  • Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
  • Make sure you learn from those mistakes…
  • Always say please and thank you to anyone doing anything for you.
  • Sometimes you can either choose to be happy or choose to be right. Always choose to be happy.
  • Don’t plot revenge.
  • Read at least one book per month.
  • Forgive people.
  • Don’t let the weather affect your mood too much.
  • Don’t get mad when someone doesn’t return your call/email/text right away. Patience is a virtue.
  • Try to exercise at least five times a week (even if it’s only for 10 minutes at a time.)
  • Drink water. Lots of it.
  • Get a good nights sleep every night.
  • Do your own research. Don’t blindly take advice (especially from list like this ;)
  • Try not to judge people before you get to know them.
  • Spend time in the nature.
  • Say I love you to at least one person each day. Make sure it’s someone that you actually love.
  • Don’t expect to always feel happy or peaceful. Bad things do happen in life. But learn to deal with life on life’s terms.
  • Try not to multitask. Concentrate on what you’re doing.
  • Don’t let anything make you too happy or too sad.
  • Don’t take yourself or anyone else too seriously.
  • Just be yourself.
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