Happiness Strategy # 1: Don't Worry, Choose Happy
Have the intention and commitment to be happy
Choose to be in environments and around people that increase your probability of happiness. Make happiness and truth and your own personal journey.
Happiness Strategy #2: Cultivate Gratitude
Perform a daily "gratitude exercise." List a few things that make you grateful every day, this will shift you away from negativity and promote happiness. When you are able to find the gratitude in the smallest things big shifts start to happen. Don't believe me? Try coming up with 5 gratefuls everyday.
Happiness Strategy #3: Foster Forgiveness
Holding a grudge and nursing grievances can affect your physical as well as mental health. One way to stop these kinds of feelings is to foster forgiveness. Try to forgive those around, recall a time when you were forgiven and let go of the past
Don't dwell on your anger.
Happiness Strategy #4: Counteract Negative Thoughts and Feelings
Improve your mental hygiene, try practicing meditation, rhythmic breathing, yoga, or relaxation techniques to quell anxiety and promote serenity. Look for the half full glass rather then the half empty one!
Happiness Strategy #5: Remember, Money Can't Buy Happiness
Research shows that once income climbs above the poverty level, more money brings very little extra happiness. Things cant bring true lasting happiness, things might provide a temporary blip of short term euphoria but it's not one that will last for the long haul.
Happiness Strategy #6: Foster Friendship
There are few better antidotes to unhappiness than close friendships with people who care about you. Reach out to your friends, put the time in and treasure your friendships.
Happiness Strategy #7: Engage in Meaningful Activities
Find activities you enjoy, in which your mind becomes thoroughly absorbed in a meaningful task that challenges your abilities and gives you pleasure.
Happiness can be a matter of choice - not just luck.
So, how are you going to take this information and transfer it into your own life?