Thursday, May 17, 2012

How To Be Happy Again

Do you need to know how to be happy again?

Feeling low, sad or depressed? Whatever your reason for sadness, we have many options to choose from to help you feel good again.

Having been through quite a bit of life myself, and understanding how the ups and downs can be, I'm here to pass along my knowledge, and hopefully be of help to you.

God has given us the power to think, create, love, and imagine. And the greatest power of all that He's given us is the power to choose! It's up to us whether we choose to believe, or to doubt. It's up to us to choose to act upon something or to procrastinate. And it's up to us whether we want to be happy or sad. By coming here, you've taken one step towards learning how to be happy again. Keep going!

There is absolutely a whole slew of things you can do to help yourself to feel happier. And it IS about helping yourself. Know that no one else can make you happy - Only you.

With that being said, let's get started. Yes, the picture says 5 simple rules. But after having lived some life, I've discovered a few more. =)

Here are several ideas to help jar your noggin on how to be happy again. =)

Free Your Heart From Hatred: Don't hold grudges. Get rid of that negative thinking. Be quick to forgive.

Free Your Mind From Worries:Do what you can about your problems, and leave the rest to God. Worry is good for nothing, and is truly bad for your health.

Live Simply: Some of life's simple pleasures can bring you much more joy than any fancy material object. Enjoy that warm cup of mocha, that special moment with a friend, or the wind on your face.

Give More: Volunteer a couple of hours a week in your own community. Helping others can help take your mind off of your own troubles. Go to church and tithe ten percent knowing you are contributing to God's will.

Expect Less: Do all you can for yourself without expecting others to do it for you. Expect that check to be smaller, then you will be pleasantly surprised when you find out it's bigger!

Be Grateful: Count your blessings. There is always something to be thankful for. You are breathing, right? You are alive and are able to think, right? Remember that there is always someone else in this world who has itworse than you.

Chose Your Attitude: Have the attitude of gratitude. When you get up in the morning, choose to have a good attitude. It may be the most critical thing you do. Be thankful for another day of life!

Listen to Happy Music: If you find yourself in a bad mood, play some of your favorite, soothing music that will help lift your spirits. You can go to and find free music to listen to right at your computer.

Hang with Positive Friends: Friends who are positive believe in themselves and what they are doing. They a have positive attitude, and by being with them can help show you how to be happy again.

Eat Healthy: Some foods will worsen depression, and some will actually help you feel better. Work at changing some of your eating habits. Research if you need to. Find out which foods make you feel worse or better.

Think Positively: This is a big one. Retraining your brain is an ever going process. And there's no better time to start than now! Invest in a book or cd that will lift your spirits and motivate you, and can guide you with direct steps on how to be happy again. It really does help! And it's so worth it.

Get Inspired: What does it take for you to get inspired? Think about what inspires you and put those things in front of yourself.

Pray: This one should be obvious to everyone. We should be praying everyday. Ask God to help you find your inner happiness.

Affirmations: Make a list of positive affirmations for yourself to use daily. Say them out loud so you can actually hear yourself.

Watch Funny TV.: Watch a favorite funny TV show. Look it up on the internet if it isn't on your television networks.

Get Angry: Maybe you need to let out some anger before you can begin to feel better. Just be sure you can do it in a safe way, so no one gets hurt! Let itout at the gym, by exercising, punching the bag, or running.

Save this website, as it will be growing with much more valuable information for you. You've only just begun. =)

Do you have an idea of your own? Or one that may help others know how to be happy again? Please feel free to share it in the comments section below. Or if you'd just like to leave a comment, please do!

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