Social Issues Articles | January 10, 2012
When you find it hard to be happy it can be downright - well, depressing. Nobody likes to be unhappy and feel down and no one wants to get stuck in that feeling for a long period of time. That's why finding ways to be happy is important. If you want to be happy then you have to do something to make that happen. You can't just sit around and dwell on wanting to be happy! Sometimes you have to go out and force yourself to be happy, and sometimes all you have to do is change your focus to be happy. Either way, take action and get yourself out of the non-productive funk of sadness and find a way to start to feel better.
10 Different Ways to Be Happy
1. Change the Way You Think
If you are constantly thinning about the future or the past then it can be easy to get stuck in a rut of being unhappy. Why? Because living in the past puts your focus on regret and living in the future puts your focus on anxiety and worry. How can you be happy when you are regretful, anxious, or worried? The solution is to focus on the present. Live in the moment. Take joy in the day that you are living and appreciate that there may not be a tomorrow to worry about. When you live in the present you focus on things that bring you happiness and you recognize the blessings that you have right now. Many people who experience near death or a tragedy will automatically pick up this mind-set of living in the moment. They enjoy what they have and they stop taking life for granted. Don't wait until tragedy strikes to get into this mind-set. Enjoy today...today.
2. Use a Journal or Gratitude Journal
I personally think that any kind of journal writing is good for you. It lets you see your thoughts on paper and judge whether they are really worthy of being upset about. Sometimes after a horrible day I'll write down the things I thought made me upset and I will end up laughing about how silly they really are. Writing in a...