What’s the essence of life if you aren’t going to live it happily? A happy life is worth more than gold; being happy in life is probably the best form of success.
However, the irony of if all is that we do certain things which would make living a happy life a far cry from reality. There are certain habits and mentality you have to let go of if you want to live a happy.
1. Comparing yourself to others
You can never live a happy life if you keep making unhealthy comparisons with others; everyone have different lives to live, if you make the life of another your mirror, happiness would only be a distant memory. Live your life the best way you can; the grass is never greener on the other side.
2. You can’t be perfect
You can’t get it all right, you can’t live life without making mistakes; every genius act, every innovation, every success were born out of mistakes. Never aim to be perfect and never let failure weigh you down; learn from it, but never let it break you apart.
3. You can’t please everyone
You can never please everyone you come across; people would hate you, people would loathe you, people would like you, people would love you. Trying to please everyone would only make you live a life filled with hardship, worries and unhappiness.
4. You don’t need anything to make you perfect or accepted
I usually hear people say “if only I was richer”, ” if I had a nicer car”, “if I was married” or “if I had better looks”. If you think you need something extra to make you amazing then you would never be amazing. Like the song of Bruno Mars, “you’re amazing just the way you are”.
5. Stop complaining about everything
Complaining never solves a thing; if you keep complaining about life or many things in life, you would never be happy. Complaints are only healthy when you try to get something off your chest or when it’s aimed at solving a problem. Stop complaining about everything.
Fear would never make you happy, fear would never solve a thing; so why fear? According Franklin D. Roosevelt; “the only thing to fear is fear itself”.
7. Stop the blame game
Don’t live your life blaming yourself, blaming everyone else or everything; it would never get you anywhere. The blame game never solves a thing; rather it builds hate, anger and unhappiness.
8. Don’t be greedy
Greedy people are never happy people. It’s okay to be ambitious, but when greed steps in, it never comes alone; it comes with other evil vices.
9. Forget the past
The past only belongs to one place – the past. If you can’t let go of the past, you can never have a happy tomorrow. Learn from the mistakes of the past and move on.
10. Give up on excuses
Do everything you ought to do; give up on excuses and procrastination, they are terrible habits. Excuses builds room for laziness and ignorance, and with these two in your life, happiness would hardly ever exist.
It’s not the abundance of riches or a lack of it that makes life happy or unhappy; it’s finding solace in every situation that would bring happiness. Why don’t you be happy?