10-Tips-to-Live-a-Happier-Life - Lyn-Dee Eldridge

10 Tips to Live a Happier Life

Life is good as long as you don’t and won’t allow the things that are not in your control to control you and your daily activities! 

1. There is always a reason to smile, find it. If you are having a bad day, laugh at it! We all have them, but many of us let what happens to us, eat us up inside. Life is too short to let the little things get in the way. It’s much easier to overcome challenges with a positive attitude. Like Dr. Seuss said, “Don’t cry because its over, smile because it happened.” 

2. Life begins every day you wake up. Anything that happened in the past, let it go and move forward. Today is a new day, it is what you make out of it. Is the glass half empty or is it half full? Always be moving forward. Don’t waste your moments wishing your past was different, just appreciate the hand you were dealt and know that only you can determine what is in your future. Hold no regrets or grudges! If it wasn’t for yesterday, you wouldn’t be who you are today!

3. Pick and choose your battles. If it doesn't hold any significance or matter a great deal to you, walk away. There are far more important things to manage your valuable time with! Look and walk through another door that is opened even if all you see is a crack of light coming through it and see what is in store for you!

4. Never take anyone or anything for granted; always give credit where credit is due. Make sure you acknowledge even the littlest of things. I can assure you, if you can appreciate the tiny things others do, you will enjoy the greater things that will come out of it. Just share a smile and say thanks for being you!

5. Talk the talk, and always walk the walk. Never say anything you don’t mean. Your word is the only thing you have and if you go back on it, its more than likely people will begin to not take you seriously or trust you. Practice what you preach!

6. Never EVER Give up! Just because something isn’t working your way doesn’t mean that it will never work. Try tackling your challenge with a new approach and remain focused on your goal. If someone has already completed this task and are successful, model them. It is OK to be a copy-cat as long as you are following the right cat!

7. Step out of your comfort zone. Undertake new adventures everyday, even those you might be uncomfortable with. You only live once, make it memorable. Put one foot in front of the other and soon you’ll be walking the walk!

8. Take things one-day-at-a-time. Understand that there are some tribulations that just cannot be solved in a 24-hour period. Take time to properly analyze and start taking baby steps to solving your challenge. Do not react immediately, (no knee-jerk reactions), take the time to think before you speak. Words can never be taken back once they are said. Control what is in your control, and let go of what is not. There is a time for everything and for everything, it has its time!

9. Do your best or do nothing at all. There is no purpose for killing your time if you are going to half-ass it. Give it your all and I assure you will be more fulfilled with the result then if you were with little to no effort. Pick and choose!

10. Be yourself. Seems like a no-brainer, but many people I have seen lose their identity trying to get the public’s eye. Love me for who I am and not who you want me to be. If you are looking to change yourself, make sure its for the right reasons and not for social acceptance. Keep doing self-checks by looking in the mirror!

*** Be innovative, be flexible, adaptable, and don’t constrain yourself so much. Don't be afraid to branch out or be a little impulsive! *** ~~anonymous~~

{{hugs & Happiness}}


Copyright © 2018 Happiness Jungle LLC

photo credited by unknown