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4 Ways To Live A Happier Life

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The happiness of one’s own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul, one must try it include, as necessary to one’s own happiness, the happiness of others.”- Paramahansa Yogananda

Happiness is not what you keep; it is what you give to other people. When it comes to your own happiness, you are responsible for making yourself happy. Happiness is a make-it-yourself business. Remember, you cannot find happiness by doing the wrong things. You cannot find happiness by thinking the wrong thoughts. If you want to find your own happiness, you must think well.

To live a happier life, here are some strategies for you:

Believe in the glory of God

When you believe in the glory of God, nothing can touch you. If you are going to reach your highest potential in your life, you have got to believe in the glory of God. Charles Spurgeon said, “Nothing is able to damage the glory of God.” If nothing can damage the glory of God, nothing can damage you.

Focus on what you have

You cannot find happiness if you do not focus on what makes you really happy. Wealth comes from enjoying what you have. Wealth doesn’t come from chasing what you don’t have. It is what you have right now that is going to make you really happy.

You cannot see what you have if you do not focus on it. In the words of Charles Spurgeon, “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” You can make space for happiness by enjoying what you have.

Do not forget to love yourself

Even if you don’t focus on what you have, even if you don’t slow down to enjoy what you have, but do not forget to love yourself, to give yourself true love. Soren Kierkegaard said, “Above all do not forget your duty to love yourself.” Do not let the fear of other people’s opinions of you stop you from loving yourself. If you cannot love yourself, no one can love you.

Be patient with yourself

Be patient with yourself. Slow down to enjoy the good life. Stop running. Life is not about running; it is about you. It is about spending time with yourself. It is about listening to your inner voice. Soren Kierkegaard said, “Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.” Carl Rogers said, “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.” Do you agree with Carl Rogers?

Do Not Waste Yourself In Rejection

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Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is not about rejection; it is about rejoicing. Remember that no one can reject you except yourself. The only person who can reject you is you. Do not reject your life. Because God has a lot in store for you. Do not live in rejection. Instead of beating yourself up for what went wrong, why not celebrate what you have done well? Why not focus on what you have? Many people focus on what they don’t have. They focus on what is not going well for them. That is a waste of precious time. Instead, celebrate your life. Believe in yourself. Believe that everything is going to be okay. Be hopeful that life is going to change in your favor. Believe that God is going to change your life. Believe that you are not going to be where you are next year. Believe that your tomorrow is going to be better than your today.

Rejoice with those who are doing well. Don’t envy them. Celebrate them. When you celebrate other people, God will celebrate you. God will give you more to celebrate. God will show you where to go. For that reason, no matter what you are going through right now, do not give up. As Winston Churchill famously said, “Never, never, never, never give up.” Do not give up on your dreams. Even if you plan to give up, make sure you replace it with something better. Don’t just quit and sit at home. That is a failing strategy. It is not a winning one.

But you can change that. You redirect your life. You can reinvent your life. To do that, no matter what you are going through, you must believe you can change your life. No matter what you face in your life, if you believe in yourself, if don’t believe in rejection, you can get up again. Do you believe in yourself?