Advise: Being Happy

Guess what, this picture I've found on Pinterest inspired me to this post. I'm in danger to become slightly hypocritical now because I'll attempt to give you tips on how to be happy and you can definitely bet on it that I myself don't follow all of them. We'll see. Maybe you can guess which ones are harder for me.

a. Ignore people who think they know more about you than you do. Obviously your friends and family know you really well and that's not far from bad, but in the end, you are your best (and your worst) judge.

b. Learn from your mistakes but leave them behind you. Don't dwell on the past, focus on the future. Humans aren't perfect, everyone makes mistakes, but we can grow as a person if we learn out of them.

c. Live in the moment because these moments are your life. You're eating pizza? How does it taste? Is it hot? Rather cold? Do you taste the tomato sauce? Cherishing every moment and every experience makes you feel more alive. Feeling alive is nearly equal to being happy in my opinion.

d. Dress for how you want to feel. Sexy? Wear your favourite lingerie. Relaxed? Get in those pants and the big shirt. Professional? A blouse always works. See what I want to tell you?

e. Be someone's element of surprise. Happiness is even bigger when shared. Actively contributing to someone else's happiness (sometimes even without aiming for it) is such a great feeling.

f. Remember that you're never alone. We can probably all relate to how being alone feels. But let's be honest, are we actually alone or are we simply telling ourselves we were alone because we enjoy being in this big black puddle of negativity? Exactly.

g. Stop comparing yourself with others. I find this is one of the most important tips. Everyone is struggling with something, nobody leads the perfect life. Some people might seem to be completely content with their life on the surface, but believe me, they are not. Even if it's just a struggle of how to pay for a new refridgerator because their old one broke.

h. Accept the fact that others' opinions about you will differ. You want everybody to love you? Stop it. There will always be people who dislike you, because they envy you or whatevs. There are only several people who count. Focus on them.

i. Smile. Except of the fact that your body spills out endorphines who'll automatically make you feel better, you'll get smiles back. A few smiles a day keep the doctor a way! I'm talking of the shrink. Bad joke, I know.

j. You're unhappy with something? Change it! There's nothing in the world that's as constant (not even rocks!) to be impossible to change. You're unhappy with your work? Say goodbye and look for a job you enjoy. Unhappy with your room? Redecorate it or move furniture around. Or move out. And so on.

In F. Scott Fitzgeralds words The world only exists in your eyes. You can make it as big or as small as you want. It all comes down to your way of thinking. Think positive and even rainy days will seem brighter. And you'll feel more happy. (Not being hypocriticial right here, that's what works best for me!)

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