The Art of Living a Happy Life

You work hard at your job, trying your best to please your boss and make your coworkers happy. If you work that hard to make other people happy, why shouldn’t you put the same effort into making yourself happy and putting more life in your life?

Putting more life in your life does not mean that you will be happy every minute of every day. Anyone who tells you should be happy all the time is pulling a con on you. Twenty-four-hour happiness is not possible, but you can still live a happier lifestyle and squeeze more fun into the things you do every day.

Everybody needs to go a little crazy now and then, and doing so will help you put more life in your life. So go ahead, squeeze into that mad, fringed bolero, put on those huge hoop earrings, call your friends and enjoy a wild night out.

If you feel like you have been stuck in a box lately, sometimes the best way to break out of it is to try something new. You might be too young to have a bucket list, but there are probably a few things you have always wanted to try. Maybe you dream about sipping margaritas at the swim-up bar in Cabo. Perhaps you long to try zip-lining in the Caribbean. Maybe you dream of finally seeing the pyramids. No matter what you long to try, working hard to make it happen will make you a happier and more fulfilled person.

The happiest people are the ones who are comfortable and at home in their own skins. You have probably seen some of these happy people in your everyday life — the ones that just carry themselves so beautifully and never seem to care what other people think. They are the ones who dare to wear that super-short skirt, the ones who stroll around with their dark sunglasses and enjoy just hanging out. You can learn a lot from those confident men and women.

Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the daily grind and forget to make time for yourself. Putting more life in your life means putting a stop to the self-doubt, self-criticism and self-bullying that can wreck your mood and make you feel bad about yourself and your life. You have enough people in your life to criticize you. You do not have to be one of them.

Happy people have something else in common. They are flexible and not afraid of new adventures. They may not be base jumping, climbing a mountain or parasailing across the ocean, but they are always on the lookout for new things to try, new people to hang out with, new places to visit and new ways to have more fun. If you follow their example, you can put more life in your life and have fun doing it. by beconrad