5 Steps to Creating a Happier You

We are innately driven by our desire to be happy. It is something that nudges us forward to new goals, pursuits, and relationships. When you think about it, what we're really aiming for is a sense of satisfaction and peace within ourselves, to find our happy place. The things that make us happy are often not actual 'things', we can accumulate monetary worth and physical possessions but happiness is driven more from positive emotions, material things are just the tip of the iceberg. You have to create your own happiness without attaching it to anything external such as a great job or a nice house. This way, your happiness is always yours to keep. Here are 5 steps to help you realize your happiness.

1. Realize your own strength

Each of us is strong and powerful and with ability to develop things from our passions. When you realize your strength, it provides you with connection to who you are and your inner spark. We stand stronger with others when we stand strong on our own first. Understanding this leads you to reach a place of self-sufficiency and self mastery where you are fully in charge of your life and creating your own happiness.

2. Believe in yourself

When you believe in yourself, you'll find yourself to be more content than ever. You must believe that you deserve to be happy, and you have everything need to become happy. It is easy to lose belief in yourself after facing challenges, but a new perspective can change anything. Acknowledge that there will always be obstacles, but focus always on rising above them. Don't stay attached to what does not serve you, drown out the negative talk, and believe in yourself.

3. Show commitment

Your happiness requires solid commitment and unflinching support. Always keep your promises and build a strong foundation to fulfilment. Other people may fail you in some way, but you must never fail yourself. Make a decision and commit to being the best version of you. Follow your dreams, move toward your goals, and create a happy place for yourself by not compromising your vision. When you make these commitments, know can't be driven by any external factors. A commitment is a promise to yourself that you make a reality.

4. Release expectations

Expectations often weigh heavy on our shoulders. They're a measurement that either we or someone else put on us that can be hard to live up to. You are often set up to fail because the expectations created for you are so lofty. Instead, release expectations and the burden that they carry. Instead of focusing on expectations, focus on your action steps, your goals and the little things that you do each day to keep moving forward. Focus on the present, what you have, and your unclouded vision of ‘happy’.

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present” - Jim Rohn

5. Never settle

Never settle for less than you deserve. If you accept less than,you will feel undervalued, unhappy and frustrated. Only you can decide your value and your worth, there are no second bests on the route to your happy place. You need to be willing to accept and endure some struggle in order to reach for your reward, don’t give up!

Trust yourself and synchronize your action steps to your own steady pace. Believe in your unlimited power and potential to consciously create your version of peace, joy, and satisfaction. A happier you.

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