4 Ways to Be Happy

· January 27, 2019
We're all worthy of being happy. We just need to learn how. Check out these 4 easy habits that can help you find happiness.

True happiness demands courage. True well-being lies outside the boundaries of fear. Because of this, only those who have enough courage can truly reach this state of mind. Find out 4 ways to be happy in today’s article.

To be happy, it isn’t necessary to be in love. Neither do we need to be rich or have some treasure stored away. Happy people aren’t that way because of good looks or the ideal house.

Well-being is a magic internal balance where nothing is missing. However, many focus beyond these dimensions and think that they can find happiness elsewhere.

Today, we want you to think about four simple ways to be happy. It’s easier than you think!

1. Ways to be happy: be responsible

The way to be happy comes from learning to be responsible for ourselves everyday. To do this, we need to perform some simple everyday actions. With these, we can stop depending on others for our happiness.

The people around us don’t have to “make up for” the areas we are lacking in. We can only find happiness when we show the world that we are complete.

This means we don’t show fear, inability, or insecurity. This will also help us to have more fulfilling relationships.

Take these simple, everyday strategies into account:

  • When you get up in the morning, convince yourself that you can do whatever you set your mind to. Also, decide that nothing and no one can take away your calmness and balance.
  • Talk to yourself to remind yourself that you are free and responsible for yourself. This means that you can stop anything that is bothering you. You can also get involved with anything that interests you or makes you grow as a person.

To be happy, you need to make decisions. To do this, remember, you need to be responsible for yourself!

2. Be free

A bottle with the word wish on the outside.

The second of our ways to be happy is achieved by learning to be free. Visualize these methods and do some quick exercises every day.

Here’s how:

  • Throughout your day, you should devote at least two hours to yourself: reading, walking, meditating, writing, resting, etc…
  • Do activities that allow you to connect with yourself. This will help you feel good, calm, and balanced.
  • At the same time, visualize those who offend you, take your liberty, those you don’t like, and those who don’t respect you. React to this. Set limits. Discover how you can find true happiness little by little.

3. Face your fears

An apple with a heart shape.

No one can face their fears if they don’t identify them first.

  • We often don’t want to identify them because sometimes it’s much easier to stay in our comfort zones.
    Why should I change jobs? I know that they treat me badly, but isn’t it “better the devil you know than the devil you don’t”? 

These kinds of limiting ideas and attitudes are very common. They are roots that creep into our personality little by little. They override our ability to be truly happy.

To defeat your fears, remember these strategies:

  • Write down everything that worries you or makes you anxious right now on a piece of paper. It can be things, people, and situations.
  • In another column, write down what you would like to find in the near future: freedom, harmony, contentment, tranquility, satisfaction, etc.
  • In the third column, write what you need to do to get what you want.

Think about this and try to put it to use. Start making changes.

Read more: Chronic Worry: 3 Effects on Your Health and How to Deal with It

4. Be worthy of happiness

A rose in a bottle.

Learning to be worthy of happiness has to do with your self-esteem. Whether you believe it or not, sometimes we don’t think that we’re worthy of being happy.

Here are the most common reasons for this:

  • Thinking that our ship has sailed, and that there are opportunities that we’ll never have again.
  • Saying to ourselves that it’s better to stay in an unhappy relationship because it’s better than being alone.
  • At the same time, it could be simply falling into a defeatist mindset where we think that nothing better will happen our lives. This is another way we slowly fall into a lethargy that envelops us in relentless unhappiness and that can turn into depression.

See also: 6 Remedies to Treat Depression Naturally

We can’t let this happen. We need to stand up to these destructive thoughts. Everyone has the right to second chances.

We’re all worthy of being happy. We just need to learn how.

Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. Don’t let anyone tell you that “you can’t,” “you don’t know,” or “you don’t deserve it.” Turn a deaf ear to these poisonous words. Only listen to the voice that truly matters: your heart.

Lyubomirsky. Sonja (2008) La ciencia de la felicidad. Urano (Madrid)

Graziano. Loretta (2016) Los hábitos de un cerebro feliz”. Obelisco (Barcelona)