This blog will hopefully inspire you, warm your heart, make you smile and feel positive.

17 Rules For Happiness

1. Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself. By stopping feeling sorry for yourself, you can actually get on and do something about it. “Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.” – Helen Keller

2. Be Grateful. We’ve all got amazing things in our own lives that make us smile with joy. And if we can count these blessings every day, we’ll discover a greater appreciation of the beautiful world we surround ourselves with. “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhardt

3. Say Yes More. By saying “Yes” more to life, we go with the flow. Things become more enjoyable and positive, less stressful and anxious, and often the situation turns out for the better regardless. “I will say yes to every favor, request, suggestion and invitation. I will swear to say yes where once I would say no.” – Danny Wallace

4. Follow Your Bliss. Your bliss occurs when you’re living in the moment, and time doesn’t really matter anymore. “When you follow your bliss, doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.” – Joseph Campbell

5. Learn to Let Go. Letting go releases the negative emotion inside of you. You’ll not only enjoy much more freedom in your life – you’ll also become more emotionally stable and less stressed. “By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try, the world is beyond the winning.” – Lao Tzu

6. Do Random Acts of Kindness. The more we give, the more we receive. Just throw a little extra kindness out to the world – and watch how you find greater happiness starting to flood back into your own life. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama

7. Happiness Is Only Ever Now. Life is transient. The only time that truly exists ever is present. Present is the only time you can do or change anything in your life. And present is the only time you have. “Few of us ever live in the present, we are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.” – Louis Larmor

8. Experience, Don’t Hoard. Investing in experiences rather than material goods created greater lasting happiness. By living, and truly experiencing life, we feel more whole, fulfilled and authentic. “When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.” – Walt Disney

9. Appreciate Both Sides of the Coin. When negative things happen, remember that it’s just the duality of life. Without sadness, we really can’t even understand what happiness is. “You don’t know when you’ve hit a peak until you’re coming down. And you don’t know when you’ve hit a trough until you’re climbing out. It’s all good.” – David Brent

10. Be More Social. Don’t wait for interesting people to stumble into your life. Expand your social circle as far as you can. Be the person that walks through town and bumps into a dozen friends. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

11. Love More. We must realize that we feel the most happy in life – when we are the one giving the love. The more we love others, the happier we became. “Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.” – Barbara De Angelis

12. Have a Dream. Dreams light up our life. So, take the opportunity to really clarify your dreams. Whatever you do, make sure you have a dream and are ready for actions. “A person starts dying when they stop dreaming.” – Brian Williams

13. Intention Sets Direction. Decide on where you’re going and how it’ll be for you – and it’ll happen. Set your general intention everyday. The brighter and more positive, the better. “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

14. Enjoy Simple Pleasures. Appreciate the happiness, the beauty, the pleasure in the simple things around us. Enjoy simple pleasures and rituals – and you will be happy. “Simplicity is the essence of happiness.” – Cedric Bledsoe

15. Accept What Is. By accepting, welcoming, embracing what is, you clear all of your emotions. Your thoughts gain more clarity. You become happier and experience more freedom. Pointless worrying as there’s nothing you can do about it. Just shrug and smile about it, that’s life. “Happiness is a function of accepting what is.” – Werner Erhard

16. Zoom Out and Don’t Sweat. You never know what is around the corner. So, try regularly “zooming out” of your current picture, and realizing the true priorities in your life. Life is short – live it to the fullest. “If you do not raise your eyes you will think that you are the highest point.” – Antonio Porchia

17. Laugh, Dance, Smile. Surround yourself with happiness. Take time to laugh at the craziness of life. Splash out and enjoy to the max. Laugh at all of the silly problems you’ve been holding on to for so long. “A friendly look, a kindly smile, one good act, and life’s worthwhile.” – Unknown


Comments on: "17 Rules For Happiness" (1)

  1. Another good motivational post.. Love the Learn to Let Go.. It’s soo very difficult at times to do that.. Though we know we have to, it somehow seems hard to actually execute it.. Accepting gives happiness.. so true.. Oh I feel like making post it’s of these and sticking them around to remind me to be happy and cheerful and sane.. 😉
    Thanks for posting this.. 👍😊

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