I am going to teach you how to be happier in life starting right now at this very moment today. I know what you may be thinking, you may be single, depressed, broke, or have a wide array of things that are preventing you from being happy. Or so you feel. But that is just a preconceived notion that you have in your head. That YOU cannot be happy because of the things that are going on in your life.
But that is simply not true, when you learn how to be happier in life you will learn that your life will get better. If you are confused about what I am talking about I want, you to consider the following Bible verse.
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:11-13
Life has up and downs and no one is exempt from that. But you can learn to be content and happy even in things around you are going to crap. Even when I had a degree I lost my job and I was in a situation where I was struggling (watch my video below on that) but one thing that I learned is how to be happier in life right now regardless of the circumstances and when you CHOOSE and yes it is a CHOICE your situation will improve. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel by clicking here.
1. Change Your Mindset
The first tip that I can give you on how to be happier in life is to change your mindset. Maybe you are not where you want to be, maybe you are sad, maybe life sucks or so you think but if you keep telling yourself that, then this is what is going to keep you from being happy.
Instead of telling yourself how bad your life is and that you are not happy try telling yourself that you are happy and act as if. Put a smile on your face, stop telling yourself how much life sucks, and tell yourself that you are right where you need to be right now. Act as if you are where you want to be even if you are not. Because even if you are not where you want to then tell yourself that the situation is only temporary and you will be where you want to be.
And knowing that your situation is temporary and that you are on the way to your best life, and acting this way, which start to bring happiness into your life. In other words, watch what you tell yourself. Your words have power and your thoughts have power so change them from negative to a positive.
2. Find something to be grateful about.
I want to tell you a personal story about this. When I was broke and struggling, I complained all the time about what I did not have. And then I was watching a Christian show in which I saw children drinking from an animal watering hole because they did not have clean water to drink. The water they were drinking was dirty and their only choice was to drink the dirty water and possibly get a disease or not drink water and die of dehydration.
And I was very convicted. Because on any given day I could still walk to my sink and have clean drinking water. And all a sudden my problems seemed very small in comparison as I watched these children drink this brown dirty water after walking about a mile to get it. Life did not seem so bad.
No matter what your situation is there is something to be grateful about. When I had to move back in with my mother in my 30’s because of my job situation yes I thought it sucked but I chose to be grateful because at least I had somewhere to go and at least I had someone to help with my son.
At least you have a roof over your head, at least you have water, at least you have the internet, at least you have something that other people in the world would give their right arm to have. Choose to focus on being grateful for that.
Amid whatever situation, you are in there is something that you can choose to be grateful about. To say thank you for everything that you are grateful for. And the more you do this you will learn that your life is not so bad and you will start to feel happier over what you do have instead of getting upset about what you don’t.
3. Get a Gratitude Jar
This is something that I recently started. You can get a gratitude jar, a prayer jar, a manifestation jar whatever it is that you want. Write down your prayers, hopes, and your dreams and put them in the jar in a place where you pass it often so you can be reminded of all the good things and the hopes and the dreams that you have.
That way your mind is more focused on those things. For myself, I tend to put the prayers that I want to be answered in my jar and I have them in my office. That way as I am working, I am reminded of what I am working toward and it is a reminder not to give up and the positive hopes and dreams that I have for myself. See some of my suggestions for a gratitude jar below.
4. Speak Life
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29
That means to build yourself up, out loud with your words. I talk to myself and talk to myself through my mind all the time. Tell yourself that you are awesome, that you are confident, that you are abundant, that you are deserving of all the blessings that life has to offer.
If you need help with this, I HIGHLY suggest that you get my Christian Manifestation guide which you can click here to buy. It has affirmations and Bible verses for are areas of your life that you can say out loud. When I started really doing this regularly, I was able to become a full-time entrepreneur after working so hard at it for years. Because there really is power in what you say.
5. Find Your Purpose
So many people feel unhappy because they feel they are stuck or like they are not doing anything much. But you may have not found your purpose yet. And once you find your purpose and start working toward that purpose you will find that you will start feeling so much more fulfilled in your life. Because you won’t feel as stagnant and like your life has no meaning. Watch my video below on how to find your God-given purpose and make money at it.
6. Envision Your Life
I have a blog on coming up with a plan on where you see yourself a year from now which you can read here. You can come up with a 5-year plan but sometimes that just seems so far away and you can get discouraged as if you are never going to get there. Or some people feel discouraged because they don’t know where they want to go.
But if you start to plan your life a year from now, break those goals down into months, weeks, and then days, suddenly thing change. Because you will know exactly how to move toward the life that you want, and you can start doing things daily so that you are moving toward the life that you want. That way you can move from feeling like you are going nowhere to feeling like you are going somewhere. And when you feel like you are going somewhere your mindset changes to feeling happier and more fulfilled.
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7. Get Out The Negative Feelings
I am the first to admit that I do not like to cry or any of that. But when I do cry or even when I journal and write down all the negative things that I am feeling then I automatically start to feel better. There are times when you have so much pinned up emotions, stress, and anger that we don’t let out that it just sits there making us feel angrier, sadder, or depressed.
You will be surprised at how awesome you can feel just by letting out this aggression in a productive way instead of holding them all inside. I make a practice of journaling all the time and it never fails in the sense that it helps me rid myself of the negative emotions I was feeling and helps me focus on the positive. Some people choose to exercise to let out aggression. Whatever it is find a positive outlet to transfer these negative emotions because keeping them instead may be keeping you from a happier life.
8. Rid Yourself of negative people
Yes, I said it. Even as a Christian you can forgive people, but you do not have to tolerate people who are sitting around and wreaking havoc on your life. If they are your frenemies, people who want top pick at your self-esteem, if there is anyone in your life that causes you more harm them good then you can choose not to deal with them or choose to deal with them on a limited basis.
I have a video on this that you can watch below but permit yourself to cut people off that are not a positive or a happy influence in your life. And you will notice that this plays a huge part in how to be happier in life if you are not surrounded by people whose life mention is to bring you down.
9. Look and feel your best.
As someone who used to step out of the house looking any kind of way and as someone who takes more care in her appearance I can tell you first hand that when I take time to take care of my appearance, groom myself, and I even lost 60 pounds after gaining so much weight; that I look and feel better about myself.
I have more energy, I get compliments when I go out, and I am happy with my appearance when I leave the house and being happy in presenting your best self to the world puts you in a better mood and other people will pick up on it as well and they send positive vibes and compliments your way. So, if you need to start to lose weight, start to exercise, dress better, put on perfume, whatever the case maybe do that.
And for all my ladies who need help in the fashion department, you can download my free e-book on having a year-long capsule wardrobe (for any occasion) and you can do it on a budget by clicking here. I will teach you what to shop for, how to pair your clothes, and have an easy closet full of outfits that will have you looking stylish and confident.
10. Do something you love every day
If you want to know how to be happier in life, then choose to do something every single day that makes you happy. And choose not to feel any type of way about it. Do you want to give yourself a spa day, take a bath, watch a comedy show, or listen to a podcast?
Whatever that thing is, find something and choose to do it because you will notice that it changes your mood. I notice that when I watch a show that makes me laugh out loud even when I am by myself that automatically just lightens up and brightens up my day. So whatever that thing is for you, do it and do it daily.
Learning how to be happier in life is a simple as choosing to do things that bring you joy, make you smile, and choosing to do things that give your life meaning. You will find that by implanting more and more of these tips that your mindset will begin to shift and you will learn how to be happier in life, right now, starting today if you are really committed to the process. If you know someone who may need to read this post because they are struggling with figuring out how to be happier in life, then share this post with them.