Happiness Starts With One Person… YOU!

It’s true. Happiness starts with one person… YOU!

We all have good days and we all have bad days. We all laugh and we all cry. After all, we’re all human. We also all have it within ourselves to have more good days than bad days, and to laugh more than cry. We’re all the drivers of our own happiness, as long as we choose to be.

Here are 3 simple ways to help you put yourself and your happiness first, as observed from what has worked for me and people I know.

1) Identify What Makes You Happy
What makes you happy? Identify itIs it a nice cup of coffee first thing in the morning? Write it down. Your favorite food or TV show? A hobby, your career? Write multiple things down. It’s so important to know what makes you happy as an individual, without anyone else’s influence.

2) Do More of What Makes You Happy
What would you describe as the perfect day? Go do it. Have the perfect day; with yourself. Do as many things that make you a happy individual as you can. Read your favorite book or watch your favorite show. Cook your favorite meal or go to your favorite coffee shop. Get some exercise or go for a drive. If it makes you happy, just do it. Make time for these activities as often as you can. Do it for yourself, without worrying what anyone else thinks.

3) Spread Happiness
Happiness is contagious. When you’re happy, it’s more likely that the people around you will be happy, too. More importantly, it’s important to remember to try and stay positive, even when the people around you are not. If you’re happy with yourself, it’s a lot harder for other people to bring you down. It’s okay to be selfish when it comes to finding your happiness, as long as you share it with others and inspire them to choose their own happiness, too. .

11 Bad Habits You Can Break to be Happy Today

    Have you ever had the feeling that you are doing everything you can think of to make your life more positive? As human beings we make life choices every day in regards to how we want to live our lives. These choices reflect in our current and future selves.There may be times you feel as if you’re in a rut and there is no way to change the way you are living. Sometimes you just take your feelings for what they are because that’s what you have been accustomed to feel. But everyday is a new day and change can start any month, any week, any day, at any time. The time that is right for you.

    There are eleven habits that you can break to start “destressing” and beginning to move your life to the positive happy life you want to live!

  1. Worrying about, everything.
    • Worrying takes the fun and happiness out of everything. Take a breather, expect the situations you are in. Then think to yourself what can you do to make the situation better?
  2. People pleasing
    • There is only one person  in this world that you need to please and that is yourself before anyone else! Before saying yes just to make someone else happy first think to yourself: Is this going to overwhelm me? Do I have time? Is this going to be a burden? You have to learn to say no once in awhile and take care of yourself!
  3. Procrastinating
    • Procrastination is one of the biggest burdens that you can make yourself feel. It does nothing positive for your life besides stress you out. Do not let your mind think about procrastinating. Think to yourself, No, because you know it doesn’t turn out well when you do so.
  4. Living in the past
    • Nothing good comes out of living in the past. The past has happened and is now gone and there is nothing you can do to change it. If you are stuck in the past you have to deal with those problems to be able to move forward and live in the present and think about what you can do for your future!
  5. Always looking past the present moment and anticipating the next
    • When you are anticipating the next moment in your live so much you are missing out on present moments in your life.
  6. Judging others
    • No one is better than anyone else. Simply when you judge someone else it is harming the way you think and feel. Understand that the human race is one and attempt to act unified.
  7. Comparing your story to everyone else’s
    • Comparing yourself to others is something that almost everyone has done before. But, everyone is unique and has unique qualities about themselves and you have to embrace those qualities and stop thinking about the qualities you wish you may had.
  8. Shame
    • We have all made a mistake in our lives at some point. Living in shame is deep and harmful. Attempt to move past the shame. Once you move past it you will be able to start beginning to focus your mind on happier times.
  9. Disorganization and laziness
    • Do you think that there is not enough time in the day? Start thinking there is enough time in the day! Laziness often leads to many hours of disorganization being wasted. Being organized seems to be a hard thing for some people. But the more organized you are the more productive you will become because you won’t be wasting time trying to figure it out.
  10. The fear of everything
    • Sometimes having a fears in life often hold us back from moving forward and challenging ourselves. There can be many fears someone has such as: The fear of the unknown or the fear of failing. But you never know unless you try! Put the fears aside and try something outside of your comfort zone!
  11. The need to be busy.
    • Breathe! We are human, we need to sleep at some point. A habit that most have may include trying to be busy all the times. This can be for many reasons such as to lose focus of other things in life. Doing too much can increase the stress level one has. Learn to focus on the little things, take care of yourself and relax sometimes.

Always remember, happiness starts with… You! And you CAN begin to be happy today just start breaking the bad habits one habit at a time.

8 Ways To Spread Happiness Around You

Have you ever had the feeling of wanting to do more in this world than just live? Had big ideas to start a charity organization or try and ‘go green’? Wanting to do whatever you can to make a difference but not knowing where to start? Of course there seems to be many excuses as to why you can’t do it- but it’s all a myth!

When you put life in perspective, you realize that all you really have is the present- and you better make it count! So how exactly do you make everyday count? Throw away all your fears and just be happy! Imagine the impact you’ll have by just spreading happiness with your friends, family, peers and even strangers on the street.

If you’re not quite sure where to start, let me help!

  1. Be kind toward yourself.
    • You can’t give what you don’t have! Do whatever it is you love and just enjoy.
  2. Small surprises.
    • This could be anything from favorite snacks to hugs or even just a compliment!
  3. Help.
    • Doesn’t matter who it is- always give a helping hand.
  4. Smile.
    • Such a small and easy thing to do, but means so much! Warning- smiles are contagious!
  5. Listen.
    • Giving your full attention to someone can mean so much to someone and make them so happy.
  6. Have good thoughts.
    • Thoughts turn into words and actions, choose them wisely!
  7. Speak positively about someone or something.
    • Always be genuine, it not only makes you feel good but adds a smile to everyone’s face! It’s so awesome spreading positive messages and encourages others to do the same.
  8. Learn.
    • Learn something new and teach it to others! It can be anything!

Remember, happiness starts with one person. YOU!