1) Believe that you have choices
If you want to feel happy now it’s important to consider your options. One of the quickest ways to feel miserable is when we feel trapped and feel stuck in life. What we believe can expand or limit our lives so be careful what you choose to believe and focus on. How different would your life be is you truly believed that you had choices? Look around you and be inventive and creative – there is always a way forward.
2) Believe that the future can be bright
When hope flickers, we can cope with immense amounts of stress. Believe that the future will be good, How is it helpful to believe that your life is awful and will never improve? Optimism can help get you through and encourage you to feel happy now.
3) Understand that most people have boring lives
We often tend to believe others have amazing lives and that we have boring ones. The truth is that most people have pretty mundane existences. Anyway – it doesn’t matter where you are or what you are doing if your mind is miserable. Attitude makes life better. I am not saying that life doesn’t suck at times and of course that happens to all of us but what we decide to do about it and how to react can be the difference between resilience and cracking up.
4) Believe that you are amazing
This one is non-negotiable. There are no advantages to believing the worst about yourself…none. Speak to yourself as you would a best friend. When you do catch yourself being self-critical, stop yourself and say “That’s a negative statement, how is that helpful to me?” Then try to rephrase that into something more realistic. Eg: I am worthless because I can’t find a partner – into I may not be able to find a partner right now that that does not automatically mean I am worthless. I am good at this….I can do that well…… etc If you want to feel happy now, be self-compassionate.
5) Live in the moment with gratitude
Too much “what if” thinking will depress anyone. Focus on what is good in your life and try to live for the moment. The power is in now. Gratitude leads to an instant mood booster.
How would your life be if you truly believed all of the above? If you feel it would improve, ask yourself whats tops you from these positive beliefs? Your insecurities? Your own mental blocks? You can choose to perceive your life in any way you wish – choose a good reflection to live and love by.