Unfortunately, it is one of the most elusive. Most of us need a lot of things to happen before they can be happy.
Maybe you are thinking that you need to find love, get a job, or have a lot of money to be happy.
Unfortunately, it doesn't always work that way.
When you want to be happy, you don't need to add more things to your life.
Instead, you need to give some up to find the happiness you want.
Laughter doesn't equate to happiness neither does partying every night or having a lot of money means happiness.
In fact, a lot of rich people are lonely and miserable. Most people you see that walk around your office wearing the most attractive smiles and laughing out loud the loudest are probably not happy.
The good news is that you can achieve happiness with little or no work. Your life will be better when you feel that you are happy.
All you need to do today to become happy is to let go of things you do not want or need. You can get rid of old habit, pressure, friends, and even material things that make you sad.
Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.
~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Here, you will learn how you can make your life better by letting go of some things that stand between you and happiness. Now, let's find out what you can do to be happy!
Life is full of happiness and tears; be strong and have FAITH
~ Kareena Kapoor Khan
(1) Let Go of Grudge
Did someone hurt you, broke your heart, or abandoned you? It is time to let go. In most cases, the person you are holding a grudge against has moved on and is living a happier life.
There is absolutely no reason to keep on hurting yourself on account of someone that doesn't care anymore.
I know that some people don't deserve forgiveness. But the truth is that it is not about them, it is about you. You are keeping yourself from happiness when you are keeping a grudge... Let go!
(2) Let Go of Pride
Pride is one of the greatest obstacles to happiness. When you are proud, it can be very hard to be happy. This is because you won't have real friends. Moreover, pride won't allow you to see what you are not doing well or mistakes you are making.
Pride can stop you from improving at your work or going after something that could make you happy.
Don't let someone that makes you happy go because you are too proud to say "I'm sorry" or "please stay". Happiness is more valuable than pride, choose wisely.
(3) Let Go Of The Misconception That You Need Worldly Success To Be Happy
There is a wide misconception that you need worldly success such as a lot of money or love to be happy. Unfortunately, this has kept a lot of people from happiness.
Most of us continue pursuing elusive happiness because we are chasing after money or love. We think that once we have it, we will be truly happy. Today, a lot of people have money but not happiness.
Worldly success only gives you a hollow victory, one that will eat away at you for the rest of your life. Being happy doesn't cost a thing.
You can be happy even without achieving all the worldly success. Just be confident in yourself and make a decision to be happy today.
(4) Let Go The Need To Always Be In Control
The reason for your unhappiness is that you always want to control everything. You think you can control everyone at the office and in your home and when you feel like you are not in control, you lose your temper.
Trying to be in control every time can make you really unhappy. Life is full of uncertainties; there are even times when you can't be completely in control of your life.
You need to understand that it is okay. Believe that everything will be alright and you will see the happiness that you've always wanted.
(5) Let Go Of Your Negative Self-Talk
Do you believe you can be happy?
According to Oscar Bimpong, positive thinking and negative thinking cannot operate at the same level in your mind. You need to make one the master.
If you always have a constant conversation in your head that you will never be successful, it will come between you and your happiness.
Avoid negative self-talking like saying "I suck". It causes poor self-confidence and low self-esteem. If you truly want to be happy, learn to believe you can always get what you want.
(6) Let Go of the Past
Most of us have past that always haunt them. In fact, a lot of people are walking around with guilt of what they did in the past or what someone did to them.
We all have a past.
If you have a bad past, there is nothing you can do to change it. However, you can still make your future brighter and full of happiness. Don't let things from your past to stand between you and your happiness.
Forgive yourself and always forgive anyone that might have made your past ugly. Look forward to the future with hope and confidence and you will make yourself happy.
(7) Let Go of Constantly Comparing Yourself To Others
It was Eleanor Roosevelt who once said that no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The truth is that you will never be happy when you keep on comparing yourself to others. You are unique. Someone will always be more successful than you are, smarter, and better looking.
Be content with what you have. Understand that you have your unique strengths and that’s what matters.
Enjoy what you have and be happy!