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HOW TO BE HAPPY WITH YOURSELF? 

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How to be happy with yourself? this is a question that many of us ask ourselves. The wish for a happy life is a universal human emotion. Living a happy life can be easy, but happiness is sometimes misunderstood; every person faces life challenges, and it’s normal to go through the highs and lows throughout your life. Sometimes it feels like you are the happiest person alive on earth, and sometimes it feels like you are the most miserable. The crucial thing is to be able to balance both emotions. Many people make the enormous mistake to believe that their own happiness lies with other people; as long as they please other people, they will be happy. But that is not it; other people cannot fully make you happy if you are not satisfied with yourself. The challenge is to make yourself happy and comfortable; to do that, you need to understand happiness, what happiness mean for you, above all, know yourself.   

1 – KNOW YOURSELF 

The way to make yourself happy starts by deeply knowing and accepting yourself. It might seem obvious, but many people do not know themselves or deny themselves. They tried so hard to please other people, to fit different people’s standards that they lost themselves. To know yourself, you should be honest with yourself, face your true self and accept who you are. So, Love yourself first! Loving yourself makes you more comfortable within your skin. Loving and accepting yourself just the way you are will give you more confidence in achieving your goals. Knowing yourself will provide you with an instant boost and add to your worth. It will help you feel more optimistic. When you know and love yourself, you stop comparing yourself to others, leading to a happier life. 

2 – BE FORGIVING 

To be happy with yourself, learn to be more forgiving. Forgiveness provides peace of heart and mind. Sometimes forgiving someone is not the easiest thing to do, but it gives instant relief and makes us feel good about ourselves when done. As much as forgiving others, forgiving yourself is a big part of being happy with yourself. Sometimes we need to forgive ourselves for things that have already happened and for which we cannot do anything but still feeling guilty. In that case, we need to let go of the issue, come to term with it; forgive yourself and move on. Forgive yourself for making wrong decisions and having negative thoughts from past failures. These things can harm your self-esteem, confidence, hold you back and make you miserable. So, to make yourself happy, forgive others and, most importantly yourself.   

3 – BE GRATEFUL 

You should be grateful for what you have, the way you look, any achievement. Because whatever or wherever your position, someone has less than you.  Always be thankful for what you have but yearn in a healthy way for what you want. You should not focus on what you do not have. People who are truly happy with themselves make the most of what they have and never take anything for granted. They are grateful. When you practice your gratitude, you will experience improvement in your mood and energy. So, if you want to be happy within yourself, always be thankful. You can write daily in a journal all the things you are grateful for. 

4 – SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE-MINDED PEOPLE 

There are those sayings: you are who you surround yourself with, or birds of the same feathers flocked together. So, if you hang around with negative, pessimistic, small-minded people bullies, chances are you will be like them, and it is no secret that people of this type are not confident and lack self-esteem. So, it is essential to spend your time with people who make you feel about yourself, people who have abilities in you, instead of seeing only shortcomings. Their confidence, good habits will reflect on you. They will push you up instead of holding you down. People with a positive attitude are the happiest people because they don\’t wait for life to turn around; they take a stand for themselves and turn it around. Being surrounded by positive people helps you to think positively and feel confident about your goals.   

5 – LIVE BY YOUR VALUES 

There are typically good values by which we should live. Those sets of values are diverse, and most of the time, we chose only some to live by them willingly or unwillingly. We all have values we stand by, whatever it is minor or a lot. So, when we are not living with these values we entrust ourselves with, we feel uncomfortable, unsettled, stressed or depressed and unhappy. So, it is essential to always make sure to live by your values to be happy with yourself.  

6 – FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS 

One most significant causes of unhappiness in one’s life are not doing what one really wants. This holds true for relationships, jobs, hobbies… being in a relationship that you no like anymore, working in a position that does not excite you can make you very unhappy. You can have wealth, health but if deep down you are not doing what you really like, you will still feel a lack of fulfilment, emptiness. So try as much as you can to do what you want. It is always much accepted to try and fail than not trying because you can say ‘ i have tried’. It is never late to do or try what you like or dream of; just do it; the feeling is immeasurable and fulfilling. 

Do not rely on someone else or luck factor to be happy. Happiness is within reach whatever your situation, wherever you are. You just have to unfold it within yourself. These steps will help you achieve that. Do you have any tips regarding the topic? please share in the comments section.

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