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Do Things That Make You Happy
If you want to be happy then you have to do things that make you happy. I once heard
Jack Canfield saying that he only does things that make him happy, and that's when I
decided that it was a pretty good idea.
I started to figure out what I was doing in my life that didn't make me happy and I soon
came up with a pretty good list to work on! It was amazing how much I was sabotaging
my happiness. If you don't know what's making you unhappy sit down and take the time
to really be honest with yourself. You will find your answers if you are honest, and then
you can begin to work on them.
One of the things that was making me unhappy was my job. I had spent years trying to
figure out what I wanted to do and also spent years doing things that made me
unhappy. The first thing I did was decide to do something work-wise that made me
happy, and I quickly realized that it was writing. So that's what I did - I started writing
and eventually quit my job.
What makes you happy? Start doing more of it! Start only doing it! If you think you can't
then think of this - there is a couple on a peace tour who sold their house, bought a
cheap RV and have been travelling the United States spreading peace. They don't have
much because they don't need much, they are joyful because they are doing what
makes them happy.
Push Past Your Fears
Growth in life comes from getting over obstacles, and happiness comes from growth
and knowing what you want. If you are scared to go after things that will make you
happy then you are denying yourself the right to be happy! You are standing still, being
the person you are now, and not moving forward in your life.
When you overcome a fear you will find that you will feel stronger and more assured
about who you are as a person. This will always cause you to be happy, because the
more you know about yourself, the more you know about what really makes you happy.
Surround Yourself with Happiness
Once you know what makes you happy and stop doing what makes you unhappy then
you will find that you naturally surround yourself with things that make you happy. This
will include everything from people to the TV shows you watch. You will stop letting
negative things slip into you life that make you unhappy.
Go out and find people or things that make you happy and make them a part of your
permanent life. The more you surround yourself with happiness, the more you will be
happy - it's just common sense.
One way to ramp up your happiness is to be grateful for what you have and for what
you see. There are so many things to be grateful in life and once you start finding things
to be grateful for you will naturally start to be happy. Gratitude is the opposite of
complaining, and being grateful in the opposite of being miserable.
I personally try to feel grateful for every situation in my life - whether seemingly bad or
good. I find that always finding something to be grateful for keeps me in a place that
allows me to be happy constantly.