Start Your Day with a Smile – 10 steps to a Happy Life

Haha 😜 Forgive my sidewaysness. My camera was not cooperating but I wanted to give you all some Monday motivation ☀️ We talk about happiness as if it were a thing to be discovered/ acquired. But happiness isn't found externally. It is not a possession to be acquired or a set of conditions, but a state of mind. The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything, but they have learned to make the best of what they have. Happy people aren't necessarily focused on success or failure but live by a different perspective, and that outlook makes all the difference. Here are some step to help you live a happy life: 1. Begin your day with a smile 😊. 2. Think Happy Thoughts and look for the positive all around you. Even if you have to squint, I promise there is good in every day. 3. Prioritize what's important. If your life and expectations reflect what matters the most to you, chances are you're fairly happy. When your goals conform to your personal priorities, they bring you a higher level of satisfaction. 4. Don't compare yourself with others. Many of our feelings of satisfaction or dissatisfaction have their roots in how we compare ourselves with others. When we compare ourselves with those who have more, we feel bad. When we compare ourselves with those who have less, we feel grateful–and sometimes undeserving. Measure yourself only against your own values and goals. 5. Never stop learning. Never stop growing. Happy people never stop learning and adapting. The world will always be changing, and the ability to learn new skills and respond well to change is central to happiness. 6. Believe in yourself. You are awesome! You wouldn't write off a friend during a bad time, or tell family members they're worthless because something didn't work out for them. Treat yourself as well as you'd treat others. Happiness starts with our thoughts and ripples down to our behavior. If you want happiness in your life, stop looking for it in achievements and circumstances and start developing the mindset of happy people. 💗🎉 I have too many words to fit into Instagram find the full post details on my blog in bio 👍🏽 #cltselfie #SkyViewDentistry

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Haha 😜 forgive my sidewaysness. My camera was not cooperating but I wanted to give you all some Monday motivation ☀️

We talk about happiness as if it were a thing to be discovered/ acquired.

But happiness isn’t found externally. It is not a possession to be acquired or a set of conditions, but a state of mind.

The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything, but they have learned to make the best of what they have.

Happy people aren’t necessarily focused on success or failure but live by a different perspective, and that outlook makes all the difference.

Here are some step to help you live a happy life:

1. Begin your day with a smile 😊.

It’s hard to be sad, angry or anything other than happy whenever you have a smile on your face. It may feel weird at first but I promise it’ll turn your day around… And brighten other people’s day as well.

2. Think Happy Thoughts and look for the positive all around you. Even if you have to squint, I promise there is good in every day.  Unhappy people spend time thinking about unpleasant events in their lives, while happy people tend to seek and rely upon information that brightens their personal outlook. Finding reasons to be happy builds happiness.

3. Judge your wins and failures the same.

Ultra competitive people who always need to win are usually unable to find joy in everyday events. If they lose they are disappointed, and if they win they want more. The happiest people don’t judge themselves by their wins and failures; they take them as they come without attaching too much importance to them. Either way there is a lesson to be learned and there is always room for improvement for the next round.

4. Prioritize what’s important.

If your life and expectations reflect what matters the most to you, chances are you’re fairly happy. When your goals conform to your personal priorities, they bring you a higher level of satisfaction.

5. Don’t compare yourself with others.

Many of our feelings of satisfaction or dissatisfaction have their roots in how we compare ourselves with others. When we compare ourselves with those who have more, we feel bad. When we compare ourselves with those who have less, we feel grateful–and sometimes undeserving. Measure yourself only against your own values and goals.

6. Cultivate meaningful relationships.

Relationships are built on mutual appreciation, and the exchange of love and affection creates positive energy for both people. Rekindle dormant relationships and take every chance to expand your friendship base. (If you ever have a little time, read “The five love languages”. It might give you a different outlook on life and help you understand your friends, family, partner, strangers, co-workers a little better, and why they act and operate the way that they do)

7. Invest in diversity.

Just as you wouldn’t limit your organization to a single project, don’t put all yours dreams/goals on a single event or element of your life. Whether it’s a promotion at work, a relationship, or a personal achievement… Build your dreams and goals around the things that are most important to you and allow yourself to benefit from the different ways they contribute to your life.

8. Never stop learning. Never stop growing.

Happy people never stop learning and adapting. The world will always be changing, and the ability to learn new skills and respond well to change is central to happiness.

9. Do what you say you’re going to do.

Nothing deadens your enthusiasm like a half-completed project or a neglected commitment. Even if you find yourself in a dead-end situation, keep your commitments and tie up any loose ends before you get out.

10. Believe in yourself. You are awesome!

You wouldn’t write off a friend during a bad time, or tell family members they’re worthless because something didn’t work out for them. Treat yourself as well as you’d treat others.

Happiness starts with our thoughts and ripples down to our behavior. If you want happiness in your life, stop looking for it in achievements and circumstances and start developing the mindset of happy people. 💗🎉

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