dinsdag 3 mei 2011

15 ways to be happy today.

1. Every new day is another chance to change your life.

If you have dreamed of some things that you would like to have in your life, today is a great opportunity to do even some small things that will take you to the path that will take you to your dreams.

2. This day is an opportunity to be better than yesterday.
If you pursuit every day to be better than yesterday, your self esteem and happiness will increase. Don’t try to be perfect, just focus on being a little bit better person in every way, every day, and you will achieve great things and happiness in the long run.
3. You can be who you want to be right now.
It doesn’t matter what your situation looks like, you can start being who you want to be today, no matter how your life is at the moment. You don’t have to sell your house to be adventurous or have more money to share it more. Just ask yourself: “How can I be that person I want to be in this moment?”

4. The glass is both half-empty and half-full.
Your attitude and thoughts define your reality, so you can choose how you see your life starting today. Finding compassion even for the worst in human behavior, and working to inspire the best will make you happy, too.

5. Happiness comes from your own actions.
You can do anything you want today to make your life better if you just decide to do so. You can spread joy around you, even if you don’t have everything you want. Giving joy to other people will make your day happier, too.

6. You can learn a new thing today.
Learning new skills is very rewarding and helps us to proceed in life. It is possible to learn something new every day, so start thinking what you would like to learn today and just find ways to learn it. Now when we have the Internet, it is so easy to learn anything by just asking Google.

Me in Barcelone, Spain
7. The summer is coming soon.
If the summer isn’t coming in the next months where you live right now, it will always come in one year anyway. Remember the feeling of warm sun on your skin, the smell of coconut sunscreen, not having to wear a coat even at night, sunglasses, freckles, cold beer, the beach, tan lines, the smell of freshly cut grass and the faces of happy people? Thinking about summer and the good times you will have then makes you feel good.
8. You are alive.
This is the first day of the rest of your life. Nobody lives forever and we really don’t know when it is our time to go, so why not try to enjoy our lives today like it would be the last day of our life? Enjoy your day to the fullest and make other people notice it too.
At a festival with friends, Marit and I are in the back
9. There is only now.
We can’t change the past and we don’t know if we even exist in the future, so why not embrace the moment? It is possible to be completely alive right now and take our lives as they are given to us without thinking the past or the future.

10. Life is beautiful.
If you just relax, take it easy and stop hurrying, it is possible to open your eyes and start seeing all the beautiful things around us in everyday life. Listen to the birds singing, smell the scents of spring, see the beauty of the nature in all its flowers and trees, enjoy all the colors you see, appreciate the good architecture around us, and listen to good music. The list is endless and the only thing that matters is that you open your eyes and ears to the
11. We are in this life together.
Think about the fact that we are only a very small part of the universe and we don’t even know if there is life elsewhere. We are so small part of this world but we are in this together. Why not start appreciating all other human beings and start feeling that we are part of a great community.
12. Fix something.
There’s always a small thing to fix somewhere and you can fix it today. If you don’t know instantly how to do it, you can always ask Google and learn it. Learning something by doing is a perfect way to gain more confidence and pure joy.
13. Follow your own path.
It is amazing how empowering it is to do something that other people don’t expect you to do and then watch the admiring reactions, when other people realize that you are doing exactly the things you want to do without caring about what other people think.

14. Love.
To love is one of the greatest feelings that we can have, and best of all, we can love different things in our lives: our partner, relatives, friends, people in general, animals, nature, travelling – in other words we can love anything and everything

15. Remember.
We have all the great memories of past with us and they will make us happy every day as long as we don’t forget them. Think about the best memories you have and you can feel the joy again.

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