How To Be Happy: 9 Ways to Feel Better About Yourself

Date 8/5/2020
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Appreciate what you have and let go of what you can't control.

Appreciate what you have and let go of what you can't control.

Happiness is a complex thing. Though it’s been studied in great depth, the secret formula to fail-proof happiness eludes us. The truth is that there are many things which affect your happiness, and it takes a well-rounded approach to nearly all of them to produce changes.

1. Embrace Flaws and Failure

Everyone has flaws. Your flaws make you unique. They're yours and you should own them. That doesn't mean you can't make them better, but when you face your insecurities and admit to them, you take away the power other people have to point them out and put you down.

Failure, whether you've failed to get a promotion or to simply catch the right bus on the way to work, is not a bad thing. One failure doesn't predict a lifetime of disappointment and sadness; rather, it's a lesson in what doesn't work. If you recognize that you're actually just practicing your successes, it's so much easier to feel happy, even when things don't go your way.

2. Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

How many people do you compare yourself to each day? Today, it's tragically easy and almost a habit for many people. Pop culture conditions society so that everyone feels like they have to meet some degree of beauty, intelligence, wit, or creativity. Social media makes our self-esteem worse. But the photos and status updates your friends share should have no bearing on how you feel about yourself. You can't compare yourself to people unless you've walked in their shoes and know their full stories. An internet blackout can help you avoid the comparison spiral.

A healthy sense of self-worth can also stave off comparison. When you know your strengths, you don't feel compelled to measure up to anyone else. Maybe you're a stellar communicator, a fast runner, or an accomplished pianist. Make a list of the things you do well and the qualities you admire in yourself. A psychic reading online can help you pinpoint your strengths.

Remember that you're not racing for the finish line to beat everyone else. Instead, you're trying to generate the best possible outcome at a pace that agrees with your personality, gifts, and experience.

3. Be Confident in Yourself

It's part of human nature to feel concerned with what others think. Worrying about what those around you think of you often indicates that you don't feel complete without approval from other people. But whatever other people say or think about you has no bearing on being true to yourself. Others' opinions are just that: a part of them. Instead of caving to other people's judgements, we must embrace our true selves by shrugging off outside influences. 

When you believe in yourself and your abilities, you don't have to look for gratification elsewhere. One way to recognize your worth is by listing your admirable qualities or writing a letter to yourself from the perspective of a friend along the lines of “this is what I love about you.” Seeing your strengths right in front of you is a tangible way to appreciate your value. Talking to an online psychic can also help you immeasurably. Your psychic can help you discover the true beauty within yourself, which will improve your journey towards inner peace. Finding peace within yourself is key to loving yourself.

Self-improvement naturally increases self-confidence, and it paves the way toward peace as well. For you, self-improvement may take the shape of a workout routine, learning an instrument, or mastering the art of cooking. There's no set way to improve yourself, it all comes down to you.

4. Appreciate What You Have 

Several studies have shown that people who are more grateful are generally happier and more satisfied with their lives. Rather than dwelling on what you don’t have, think about what you do have. You have so many blessings. You have your health, your friends, and your family. If you aren’t in a relationship, set time aside to go out with your friends and family. Going on dates with your good friends is just as special.

Know that each day you can live, breathe, and thrive, you have something to be grateful for. Realizing this will help you feel happier. Talking to a live psychic can help you focus on the things you’re thankful for and give your mood a boost.

5. Let Go of What You Cannot Control

We all must learn to relinquish control when things are beyond our power and make us upset. There are many techniques to learning to surrender and accept what you simply can't control. Practices like yoga and meditation allow you to shut off your mind when you find it hard to let go.
When you feel your life spiraling away from you, remember that there are some things you can control. Even if it's something very small, focusing on that aspect of your situation can calm you so you can regain perspective. Focus on what you personally can do, and how you can make changes. 

Once you've put things into perspective you can take the greatest step of them all. Letting go.

If you notice you're in your mindset of trying to keep control, deliberately and consciously choose to shift your energy into surrendering. Not fighting often leads to better results. Does letting go feel freeing? In almost all cases, it does.

6. Be Mindful and Live in the Moment

Though this is a difficult area to tackle, the thoughts that play out in your head directly affect your happiness. Psychic Narnia says people always talk about the “power of positive thinking,” but the truth is, the opposite works too. If you dwell on negative things, you will become more prone to depression and worry. If you focus on the positives, you’ll create a sunnier outlook. Practice positive thinking to shape your brain for lasting happiness.

Stressing about the past and future causes unhappiness. Mindfulness and living in the moment can help you reduce stress and live a fuller, happier life. A little daydreaming is okay, but try to simply enjoy the moment you’re existing in. That's easier said than done sometimes, so look for activities that make you relax. Curl up with a good book, try yoga, go for a run, or practice meditation. It may also be helpful to talk to a live psychic about the anxieties and worries in your life. Sometimes you simply need to vent.

7. Practice Self-Love

Learning how to love yourself opens the doors to growth and achievement. Don't keep putting on hold things that will make you happy. Indulge yourself a little. Watch your favorite movie for the hundredth time, start a journal, or take a relaxing bath. Keep in mind that there is no prescribed way to love yourself. Whatever your soul tells you it wants to experience, make a plan to make it happen.

Practicing self-love has positive benefits for your relationships with others and especially your own health. Now is a great time to plan how you'll deepen your relationship with yourself. What activities are on your path to self-love?

8. Surround Yourself With Positivity and Purpose

You can't feel happy when you're surrounded by negativity. There’s a notable connection between your own happiness and that of your friends, so build a strong support group that’s filled with people who stay positive.

To really be happy, you have to love what you do. It’s not enough to attain wealth and accumulate things if there’s no purpose or meaning behind your actions. If you always wanted to adopt a pet, learn how to speak German, or become a wine connoisseur, what's stopping you from doing those things? You’ll find greater happiness when you feel a sense of accomplishment and see a greater meaning in what you do.

9. Believe You Deserve to Be Happy

It's true that happiness is a state of mind, a state you can attain no matter who you are, what you look like, or how much money you make. Real happiness comes from within you. You can unleash the happiness within you by speaking positive affirmations.

According to Psychic Narnia, what you think and feel and believe affects your life on many different levels. Staying positive is very hard. But believing that you deserve to be happy and to keep on fighting each and every day to find happiness is the only way to ever get there.

Do not give up on what you want. Do not let negativity consume you. You are worth much more than that. You just have to find a way to believe it when things get hard.

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COgirl: I’ve been going through a very challenging time. I know there are lots of people feeling the same way. I have called a couple of advisors recently, and this is exactly what I wanted to ask. “What can I do to get through this really challenging time in my life.” This article has such incredible insight. Incredibly helpful. I must have some awesome ability to manifest this guidance ;) Thank you for this article! It will help so many people.

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