If there is one great thing that you need to prioritize in this life, it is to see to it that you achieve genuine happiness. Take note that just because you think about your happiness does not mean that you are selfish. Sometimes, you need to prioritize your welfare first above anyone else. Make sure that you will not end up fooling yourself about being happy. Nothing is worse than living a life that is full of regrets and suffering. What you must do at this moment is to convince yourself that you must start to live happier than ever.
Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. wrote, “When it comes to living a good life, being healthy and happy are at the top of most wish lists. While there are countless ways toward health and happiness, there is growing interest in how these paths converge.”
Here are the top things that you must keep in mind if you want to attract more happiness and satisfaction in life:
Ignore What Other People Say
The first thing that you must never do is to live your life according to how others want you to do it. Keep in mind that at the end of the day, the opinion that truly matters is one that comes from yourself. Stop listening to the comments and feedback of other people, especially if they are aimed to hurt you. However, you must also learn how to differentiate unnecessary comments from constructive criticisms.
Love Yourself Even More
“Self-love is not simply a state of feeling good. It is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth. Self-love is dynamic; it grows through actions that mature us.” – Deborah Khoshaba Psy.D.
One of the top secrets to a better life and happier you is to accept the reality that you are a fantastic individual. As such, you deserve nothing but the best from this world. You must find a way to love yourself each day. Never let a single day pass without looking at the mirror and reminding yourself that you are the best. Never let anything, nor anyone makes you think otherwise. The more you accept your imperfections and flaws, the easier everything will become in your life.
Be Grateful All The Time
Make sure that you also find time to be thankful for all the best things that you have in your life. You will be amazed at how gratitude can improve your day-to-day life. The more you take notice of the blessings that come your way, the easier it would be for you to attract more positive circumstances and people. Before you go to sleep, think of all the significant events or moments that you are grateful for the day. Keep it in your mind all the time.
Let Go Of The Past
Another thing that you must stop doing is to keep on coming back to the past. Remember that there is nothing that you can do to change all the events that happened in the past. What is essential at this point is to learn how to live in the moment. If you did something you regret in the past, make sure to forgive yourself for it. Conversely, if someone has caused you pain in the past, find a way to forgive that person. When you let go of the past, you give yourself a better chance of experiencing happiness.
“The only way you can accept new joy and happiness into your life,” says John Grohol, Psy.D., “is to make space for it. If your heart is filled full-up with pain and hurt, how can you be open to anything new?”
Always take note that you are in control of your life. You can achieve ultimate and genuine happiness if you give an effort to make it happen.