HOW TO BE HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!
My very own personal list on how to be happy!
1. Surround yourself with positivity!
I’ve recently discovered that I tend to be happiest when I’m around people/things who are full of light and happiness! A lot of times, especially at school, you may be around people who bring out the worst in you, or make you feel like you are worth nothing at all. What’s best to do? DROP THEM! How you feel mentally and physically plays a huge impact on who you are. On the downside, it may be extremely hard to rid of the negative people in your life… but, in the end, you will feel SOO much better about everything!
Another thing you can do is replace your music, movies, tv shows, or whatever you find entertaining, with things that spread positivity! I find tv shows like Say Yes To The Dress and basically anything on TLC just really make me feel happy because nothing really negative happens in them! (yes, I’m like a 35 year old woman when it comes to my tv shows but oh whale) Music wise, I usually listen to songs by Mumford and Sons, Phillip Phillips, Ron Pope Howie Day, OneRepublic, any Christian music and sometimes upbeat country songs! Songs that have meaning, are also awesome too. I’m not personally a fan of rap or whatever it’s called these days, unless I’m working out. And don’t get me wrong, a sad song here and there is just fine! But if you’re ever sad, just listen to a happy tune and I can guarantee you’ll feel 99.9% better 🙂 Some of my personal fav songs are:
“Keep your face towards the sunshine & shadows will fall behind you.”
2. Do what you love!
If you love dancing, dance. If you love playing a sport, play that sport. If you love singing screamo music while head-bangin’ in your car, then do it! Doing what you love is essential to your happiness! For example: I LOVE TO SHOP!!! So, I will shop, until I literally drop. Literally, ask anybody, “Do you like [insert occupation]?” They will either respond with, “YES! I adore it!” or, “no, I absolutely hate it.” It all depends on how they feel about what they do! Doing what makes you happy will inevitably make you an extremely happier person fo’ shoooo’.
“Do what makes you happy and be done with all the rest.”
3. Don’t listen to the opinions of others.
I cannot express to you how strongly I feel about this subject!!! I personally, need to work on it myself. (This kind of goes along with #2)
You absolutely can nooootttt let the opinions of your inferiors bring you down. It just makes everything more complicated. It is SUPER cool to be unique, and stand out from all the rest. And in all honesty, if you do stand out for the better, people will try to bring you down to their level. It’s just a blessing in disguise! So if you have something that makes your stand out, for the better, do not dim that spotlight! Odds are, the people who make fun of you, judge you, subtweet about you, whatever- you will not be in any relation to them in the future. Especially in high school, everything is so juvenile, it is your job to stand out from all the rest! (In a classy way of course!) Those words don’t mean a thing!
My wonderful, classy mother always tells me that it’s always better to seek approval of God, and adults first, rather than high school kids or anybody who tries to bring you down:)
4.) Don’t worry, be happy!
Take that song literally! All I do sometimes is worry, but then I remember that with every negative comes a positive! Just focus on the fabulous things in life! If all you ever do, is complain and worry about the future, nothing good will ever come out of that. It is best to just remember that their is a marvelous plan made out for you, and everything will turn out just fine 🙂
Live life like you’re on the beach, with no worries! Life is too short to just stress all the time! HAKUNA MATATA!!!!
” I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health.”
5. Be thankful and excited!
There are so many things to be thankful and excited for! Be thankful that you woke up this morning. Be excited about that new face moisturizer you got. Be thankful that you have a roof over your head, and food on your plate. Be excited when your favorite song comes on after a rough day at school! There is literally so much more! It doesn’t matter if you’ve had a rough day, week, year, LIFE. Bad things happen to everyone- not just you believe it or not! And if things don’t work out the way you wanted them too, it was probably for the best that it didn’t happen anyways! They’re people in this world who don’t even know what having clean water is like, so therefore you have no reason to be upset whenever you don’t have Starbucks for a whole week!
And as for being excited… live everyday like it is Christmas morning! If you wake up every morning with a bad attitude about the day ahead, it will more than likely be a bad day. Solution? Wake up excited! Look forward to the day ahead, instead of waiting for Friday! Make everyday fabulous!! My favorite hashtag, #edsftg is from Vineyard Vines, and it stands for “Every Day Should Feel This Good!”
If you can make yourself feel sad… you can definitely make yourself feel happy 🙂
“It is not happy people who are thankful; It is thankful people who are happy.”
I hope that this post is great start to your week! Maybe you can be like me, and work on these things too!
In the words of Lilly Pulitzer…. BEING HAPPY NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE!!
**Do not let people make you feel bad because you are happy! You can just be a good example and teach them these 5 ways to be happy!
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Have a fantabulous week, lovelies!
xoxox, Madeline E. Hector 🙂
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