We all want to feel happy and everyone has different ways of achieving emotional fulfillment. In Psychology Today, Barton Goldsmith covered a list of tips to help find happiness. Here’s the top 10 ways to find happiness and harness the true power of your emotions:
- Be with others who make you smile: Don’t waste your time with those who break you down. Studies show that we tend to be happiest around others who have a positive mentality.
- Hold on to your values: Stick to your guns. Do what you believe is right. Over time, the longer you hang on to your beliefs, the better you will feel.
- Accept the good: Look at yourself from an outside perspective and figure out what’s working and don’t push away something just because it isn’t perfect.
- Imagine the best: Have high hopes for the future. Don’t be afraid to reach for your dreams. The truth is imagining getting what you want is a big part of achieving it.
- Do things you love: Take a break from reality and go do the things you love. If you like to travel why not treat yourself once in awhile.
- Find purpose: Those who feel like they contribute to the well-being of society tend to feel better about their lives. It’s fulfilling to be part of something greater then yourself.
- Listen to your heart: You’re the only one who knows what makes you feel full and complete. Trust yourself and follow your intuition.
- Push yourself, not others: You are the change you wish to see. It’s easy to blame others for your problems but it’s your responsibility to push forward and succeed.
- Be open to change: Change is always one thing you can count on. Change always happens, you can’t ignore it. Keep your head up and move on.
- Bask in the simple pleasures: Be around those you love. Cherish great memories. Tell silly jokes. Stare at the stars. These are the hidden treasures that keep on giving.
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