Deborah K. Heisz On How To Be Happy

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We all want to be happy. But to get it, you must NOT focus on it. 
And to learn more about what you can do to make you live happy, let us start with these powerful quotes.

To live a happy life, Be 'intentional about what you allow into your mind.' 'By being intentional about what what you allow into your mind, what you think and say, and who you choose to spend time with, you begin to chip away at the negativity that may be preventing you from enjoying your life.'

'Shift your focus from hardship to hope.'
'Shift your focus from hardship to hope. When you're hit by a challenge- whether it's with your health, career, or a relationship- be intentional about focusing on what positive moments are in store for you.' Then ask yourself, 'What is one good thing that you're looking forward to today?''

You can control your thoughts. 'Choose not to let those negative thoughts run rampant in your mind. Instead, acknowledge that many of the mind's initial worries are baseless or irrational. Then shift your thoughts and use your mental energy to think a solution or potentially positive outcome.'

Project a positive attitude. 'Projecting a positive attitude will help you connect with people who will encourage you to be your best.' If you want to be successful, if you want to be happier, don't forget the power of your own attitude. 

Make someone smile. 'Use your unique gifts to encourage someone today!' You have what it takes to make other people smile. You have love. You have compassion. Above all, you are a human being. Before you complain, ask yourself this question, 'What can I do to make other people happy today?

Pay attention to what is going on around you. 'if you're feeling stuck, wondering  what your purpose could be or how you could create a life with more meaning, start by paying attention to what's going on around you.' We are not blind. We can see what is going on around us. The problem is, we think we know it all. And we don't. If you want to learn, think like a novice, not like an expert.

Have a date with yourself. 'Make an appointment with your creative, playful self.' Who are you without fun? It is good to take things seriously. It is good to do 'the first things first.' But do not forget to take care of yourself. If you want to be successful, self-care is the key.

Stretch yourself. 'You never know what you're capable of until you do something that takes you outside your comfort zone. To stretch your creative muscles, try a new challenge.' We grow when we stretch ourselves. But you can't stretch yourself if you do not know what you want.

Follow your heart. 'What do you do on a regular basis simply because 'everyone' likes it? If you do not like it, stop doing it! Carve your own path to happiness.' If you do not like something, do not pretend to like it. If you do, you are hurting yourself, not helping yourself.