Here are ten simple steps to help anyone who is trying to stay happy:

  • Firstly, make up your mind that you would like to be happy. Make this a priority of yours. Intentions should be like pledges that you make with yourself.
  • DIGITAL CAMERADo the things which make you feel happy? Set some time aside each day to take part in something creative, fun and nurturing which brings happiness to you.
  • Be curious regarding life. Approach tasks with the mind of a beginner. Be like a child who is looking at something for the first time. You will be amazed at the number of things can be more joyous than they look.
  • Cultivate gratitude. This will help you focus on the things which bring you joy and will also train your brain to look for more things like them. Try maintaining a gratitude journal. Even being grateful for 5 things a day is a great start.
  • Love yourself. This will make you feel happier, brighter and much more joyous. It will make you like to be around others. If you feel it’s too hard, try liking yourself. If that isn’t working too, simply try accepting yourself.
  • Learn to socialize more. Being around others will help increase your happiness quite a bit. But make sure you are around positive people. You don’t need negative influences in your life.
  • Change the way you feel about critical or negative thoughts. You don’t exactly have to change your thoughts, just the way you feel about them.
  • Try cultivating happier thinking. Learn how to savor every experience.
  • Practice self-care. Take care of your body. Ensure you’re getting enough sleep. Eat well and nurture yourself.
  • Take control of your life. Deal with everything you can. Put the rest into a box for later. This will help you live in the now.