10 Tips to Feel Happier with Your Life
At times, life is like a carousel in which we go round and round without finding our ground. Why is it so hard for us to enjoy happiness some times? Maybe we shoot too high, or maybe you might even be fighting against the current, hanging with the wrong people and going down the wrong paths.
So, how exactly can we have “a good life”? First of all, you have to stop and look around in order to take where you are into perspective. Be mindful of the present, your “here and now,” in order to really take in what surrounds you.
You might be pleased. It’s possible that if you really observe every aspect with plain humility, you’ll realize that you have a good life. Then, go ahead and enjoy it. On the other hand, if you notice that you’ve mounted the wrong horse on this little carousel of life, put these simple techniques into practice. These will surely help you out.
10 simple tips to live your best life
1. You are the priority in your life
Don’t live your life for others or stay on a certain course for someone else if it doesn’t make you happy. Making yourself the priority and valuing yourself is not selfish in the slightest. It simply means you invest in your own integrity and emotional balance. If you don’t follow your own principles and let the values of those around you overpower you, you’ll slowly start to fade. Make yourself a priority, listen to yourself.
2. Fight for what you believe in
Take a stand for what defines you and fight for it. We all have an inner voice that drives us and provides us with motivation, be it personally or professionally. Being consistent with our beliefs and values is one of the essential pillars to leading a good life. It will help you feel accomplished.
3. You aren’t perfect and you don’t need to be
Don’t set unreachable goals for yourself or obsess over making mistakes. People are not infallible. We are imperfect creatures living in an imperfect world simply aspiring to be happy. And that is something we can accomplish.
How? Start by knowing your limits and learning from your mistakes every day in order to improve. And remember, never compare yourself to other people.
4. Don’t try to please everyone
Go your own way and follow your own principles. Everyone doesn’t have to like you, and even less do you have to try to please people who hurt you. Protect yourself from toxic relationships and make your own decisions.
5. Live in the “here and now”
The past no longer exists. It’s not tangible. It’s gone. The future is an illusion off in the horizon. Therefore, the only thing that really matters is what you see and feel now. Cultivate your happiness right now. Offer yourself a good life based on the present you find yourself in.
6. Protect your personal space, time, and dreams
Sometimes, we’re in too much of a hurry. Between work, our obligations and daily pressures, we barely have enough time for ourselves. You might not even have your own personal space. Those small moments of solitude when we can “be ourselves,” take stock of our lives, and even dream.
Seek out these moments, because they aren’t a gift but a necessity.
7. Don’t live in someone else’s shoes
Some people come to a point in their lives where they realize that they’ve spent a big part of it being a false version of themselves. These are people who have lived other people’s lives: their partner’s, family member’s, or of that person who said they truly loved us but really didn’t. They made us live in their shoes, keeping us from being ourselves.
Don’t allow it. Always be the authentic version of yourself, with all of your essence and integrity.
8. Focus on the positive
It definitely sounds like a classic line from a self-help book, but it’s true. Living our lives from a positive point of view will allow you to have a good life. A life illuminated by hope.
9. Be humble. Help, tend to, and listen to others
Allow yourself to open up to those around you with frankness, honesty, and humility. It will help you understand people much better. And it will also help you feel more fulfilled. Few things can have such a positive impact in your quality of life.
10. Surround yourself with people who reflect what you aspire to be
There’s nothing more heartwarming than surrounding yourself with people you admire and want to learn from. Humble beings that offer their services for nothing in return. People that don’t judge you and value you for who you are. Friends, colleagues and partners who brighten up your life.