5 Steps to Happiness

Posted on Monday, July 6th, 2015 by

Happiness-beach-textDo you feel like you don’t get enough happiness in your life? Here is my philosophy on how to be happy again!

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Living a happy life is not as hard as you think. Our lives become complicated because we try too hard to find happiness and joy. But guess what? This happiness and joy has been a part of you the whole time! I would like to share with you what I have found and could be of assistance to you:

1. The Power of Gratitude


Are you aware that you are alive? With every breath you take, anything is possible! How grateful are you for the opportunity to live this life? We are lucky to be alive because there are incredible people that are unfortunately not with us today. We should be grateful for being able to live another day. After reading this, stop what you are doing and write down at least 5 things or people you are grateful to have in your life. How does it feel to have them? And, like everything else in life, the more you do this the better you will feel. You will feel more fulfilled. Every day you should start your day with gratitude and you will soon find more reason to be content with your life!

2. Be Passionate About Life


When was the last time you saw a child? Don’t they always seem happy? What makes a child so cheerful and passionate about life? Curiosity? Naivety? Their love for adventure and having fun? There are so many reasons why a child is excited about life, but the real question we should be asking is how do we get that happiness back? How do we get back the carefree and happy lifestyle that we had as a child? Everyone still has their inner child apart of them but is too afraid to let it out. The best way to release this endless energy is to find something that you are passionate about. Something that made you get out of bed every morning! As Steve Jobs once said, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” As if your life depends on it, don’t stop searching for your passions!

3. Positive Environment


You can be the most positive and passionate person in the world, but if you don’t have a good support system with people that believe in you, it’s hard to be content with yourself. As I said in the beginning, we are the ones that make our lives complicated. We were born to be happy. It’s in our nature. We should have people around us who make us feel empowered and feel good about ourselves. Everyone deserves to be loved and understood. There are a lot of people out there you have yet to meet but are searching for amazing people like you. So don’t waste your time and energy on the people in your life that don’t appreciate you. Don’t let those people try to change you. Everything you need to be happy is a part of you already!

4. Personal Development


As I have been saying, I believe that we are adequate. But are we really living to our full potential? Is there more that we could be doing? I believe there is. To become a better person, there is always room to grow and to go outside our boundaries and limits. We should always be grateful for what we have, who we are and how far we have come. However, the true meaning of life is the growth we experience and the journeys we take in order to become the person you dreamt to be. If you aren’t sure what you want to do with your life, pay attention to remarkable people in our world. They may leave some clues for you to follow along the way. In today’s society, we have advanced significantly in technology — enough for us to be able to find a mentor online if we can’t find someone personally to follow. My favorite mentor is Les Brown and I found him through his videos on YouTube! So start creating that person you always wanted to be. Become your own hero!

5. Help and Serve People


Do you recognize this man? Yes, this is Mark Zuckerberg, one of the youngest billionaires in the world. He has helped people stay connected and communicate with one another even if they are on opposite sides of the world. The more people you help, the more you will be fulfilled and happier with your life. The best way to feel empowered and to help yourself is to help others. This moment could be just walking down the street and flashing a smile to someone that looks upset. That person then has a smile on their face just from having a stranger notice them. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling to make someone else’s day that much better?

juliaWe are all going through our battles in life, we all have challenges and failures. Overcoming all these difficulties is what makes us a better, grateful, and happier person! Everything that happens to us doesn’t have meaning until we give it one. So always try to see the positive in every situation, and you will realize that the happiness is everywhere! My name is Yulya Kandibur. I am a dreamer, I am a freedom fighter, I am my own hero in progress! For my videos and posts you are welcome to my Facebook page 🙂

”If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you’re wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better.”- Will Smith

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