In order to make a "happy you" lets have a look at what happy people do to achieve that title.
It would also help to be aware of your own
definition of happiness
Firstly, congratulations on taking your first, tentative steps (or maybe you marched boldly forward) towards your Happy Life! You have shown initiative and desire and are to be commended.
Its no accident this "happy you" page is on top of the list, its here because happiness starts with you and your attitude. If you choose to ignore the wisdom(?!) on this page and its links, you may as well make that "muffin or the chips" decision right now and return to your couch. That's right! If you choose to believe happiness comes from a shop, or a bank balance, or a car dealer or anywhere else apart from inside you - off you go - I think I can hear Jerry and Elaine arguing - you wouldn't want to miss that.
Now that you've demonstrated a desire for a Happy Life, its time to start thinking about energy and input.
Anything you put energy and enthusiasm into is going to have some measure of success.
When was the last time you really strove for something?
How did you feel really trying to win that three-legged race at your work's Christmas picnic?
When it was all over, did you feel you'd really achieved something? (Even though you may not have won the meat tray!)
How did it feel to know you'd given it your best shot?
What if you could feel that way about your whole life?
That you are striving to be the best you can be?
How good would it feel when you hit your nineties to know that you are the best possible version of yourself?
Looking back over your life, how satisfying would it be to see how much you've grown, and how that growth continued throughout your entire life?
Yep - pretty satisfying I'm betting!
When will NOW be a good time to be "Happy You"?
Getting back to that three-legged race - what if you just didn't care/thought you'd look a fool/didn't think you could win?
Who do you think would've had more fun in the race - you or the person who strove to do their best?
Who would collapse, laughing, at the finish line, exhausted and exhilarated, and who would slink off, grumbling about a waste of time, hoping not to be noticed?
Now taking those feelings and applying them to your whole life - who do you think is going to enjoy a Happy Life?
The person who strives and believes they're in with a chance? Or the person who doesn't want to look a fool, so doesn't try?
At the finish line of life, are you going to be a laugher or a grumbler?
Exhilarated or embarrassed?
"Happy You" or "Otherwise"?
As illustrated on the Happy Life Home page, happiness doesn't just knock on your door, the happiest people are the people who strive to be the best they can be.
Energy is required to have a healthy body, a healthy bank balance, healthy relationships and a healthy attitude. In most cases perseverance is also required - as these aspects of life take time to get into shape. But it's worth the effort.
Happy people know you get out of something what you put into it. You reap what you sow.
They also know they deserve a happy life. Do you?
If you're struggling with this little gem, you'd better drop in to the clinic for an
attitude adjustment. and then check your
self esteem is at a healthy level.
Happy people can be bothered to go out and join groups to meet people with similar interests. They know that feeling a tiny bit awkward (sometimes) at the first meeting is more than worth the new friends they make along the way. They know that a new group of friends (or even one friend) can open up a whole new world for them.
Happy people know that the energy they expend contributing to their own happiness is nothing compared to the rewards it brings.
What else do happy people know?
They know that laughter is the best medicine, and they laugh out loud as often as possible.
They know that gratitude is vital if they wish to Live Life Happy!
They may not know this at a conscious level, but happiness is a choice they make every day. And guess what? You have the luxury of that same choice, every day. If you don't believe me, you'd better click that link and see if I can change your mind.
Another thing happy people may not consciously be aware of (because they're busy living their lives instead of
thinking about it) is that happiness doesn't come gift-wrapped!! The only happiness they - and you - need is
happiness from within.
Life is NOT a dress rehearsal!
How much longer are you going to be plain old 'you'?
Isn't it worth the tiny effort it takes to become 'happy you'?