Sadness is not a good feeling.
That is why we prefer to be happy instead. There is happiness in simplicity, and it is surprising how easily it can be done. Besides, happy is healthy.
To be happier, consider doing the following:
Follow your dreams
We reiterate, follow your dreams. Do not follow someone else’s dreams for you. You may be okay at the beginning, but you will be unhappy and resentful eventually. Do what you want and whatever it is that makes you happy. You owe yourself that much.
Don’t compare yourself with others
Everyone has highlight reels and behind the scenes. Do not compare yourself with others because not only it is not a good habit; it will also not help. Just because others are ahead of you does not mean you are not going to succeed and just because you are ahead does not equate to you being better than anyone else. We will all shine at the right time and if you haven’t yet, be patient. Your moment will come. In the meantime, be happy with what you have been given and make the most out of the hand you have been dealt with.
Be kind to yourself
Don’t stress over something you cannot control because it is not good for your health or your life. Treat yourself well, and the world will treat you better. It is noble to help others but not to a point where you will neglect yourself, your health and forget who you are. Don’t blame yourself when you make mistakes either. Remember, you cannot be happy or give a part of you when you don’t have anything left to give.
Allow yourself to be happy
Give yourself permission to be happy. You deserve it not just the people you love and care about. Do not sell yourself short either. Do not feel guilty for being who you are and for doing what you want in life.
Learn to say no and do not please everyone. Not only it doesn’t help, but it also makes you unhappy. Don’t feel guilty for saying no. Choose your battles and know that it is not a sin to refuse. Bear in mind that thinking about yourself is necessary.
Happiness will always be in your hands and to be happier; it is time to do what you want to do and be proud of who you are, too.