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How to be Happy

Updated: May 1

What is happiness?

Happiness is an emotional state of joy, satisfaction, contentment, and fulfillment.

Are you happy? Do you know how to be happy?

Here are five categories to pursue happiness in:

1. Biological happiness

2. A happy mindset

3. A happy lifestyle

4. Relational happiness

5. Spiritually happiness

Biological happiness

Your body can feel happy by releasing endorphins (feel-good chemicals). There are specific activities that you can do to release endorphins and feel physically happy.

You can also feel happy by changing the level of chemicals in your body by taking anti-depressant drugs. Anti-depressants are prescribed by medical doctors. There are many different types of anti-depressants. Here is a chart to help you get familiarized with these drugs:

Happy mindset

You can have a happy mindset by focusing on thoughts like:

All is well.

Right here, right now.

I am enough.

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

I choose to be calm and at peace.

I am blessed with family and friends.

Today is a new day.

My struggles are my lessons.

Lead with kindness.

Look at how far I've come.

Recite your own positive thoughts to cultivate a happy mindset.

Happy lifestyle

You can have a happy lifestyle by practicing the following habits:

Eat balanced meals.

Exercise regularly.

Sleep regularly.

Manage your stress.

Schedule you tasks and time.

Take breaks.

Make a commitment to build these happy lifestyle habits into your life.

Relational happiness

You can experience relational happiness by:

Reaching out and making new friends.

Knowing and communicating what you expect in each friendship.

Spending time with your friends.

Communicating clearly in your friendships.

Setting healthy boundaries in your friendships.

Repairing conflicts in relationship.

Cutting off toxic relationships.

Take steps to build your relational happiness.

Spiritual happiness

You can pursue spiritual happiness by:

Live at peace with your self, others, and God.

Live for for something or someone transcendent, greater than yourself.

Know your purpose in life.

Live with significance and meaning.

Live by your ethics, morals, and values.

Altruism: Do good to others.

Treat others as you would treat yourself.

Live with balance and wholeness.

Take time to reflect on these aspects of your life to grow in spiritual happiness.

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