Start from focusing most of your attention on the small things that spark a feeling of joy in you. Our life is a sum of those small thing. A happy life is a sum of tiny joyful moments.
Notice those things. Focus on them. The more you focus on the things that make you happy, the more optimistic you become.
It’s simple, not easy.
Be grateful for everyone and everything. For good or bad. For light and the dark. For pain and gain. Send your positive energy to the universe. You’ll feel better.
Move your body. It’s up to you what you’ll do. Even just walking has a great benefits. Don’t let your muscles atrophy. Exercise will make you more confident, more energetic and more happy.
What you put in is what you get. Your eating preferences affect your energy and mood. Eat more veggies, greens and fruits. Cut off all junk food. Drink 3+ liters of water every(!) day. Endeavor to eat raw vegan food. Filter everything what you put into yourself. Your body will thank you for this.
Ok, you may not consider yourself ‘happy’ or ‘optimistic’. Are you? It’s up to you. Happiness is a state of mind. You don’t need anything(!) to be happy. It takes a simple decision to be happy. Be here. In this moment. Be happy. Now.
Sometimes in life things aren’t pleasant. That’s part of process. Process called life. ‘This too shall pass’.
Smile through pain. Smile through hard times. Smile through every circumstances on your way. Smile.
Your smile is a magnet to positivity. =)
Embrace opportunities that you like. Don’t just say ‘yes’ because someone ask you to join. Don’t go to the places you don’t like. Don’t surround yourself with negative people. Never do that.
If negative people are still around you, minimize interactions with them. Even better, find new positive ‘circle’ of friends. Be super aware about people around you. Eventually, you’ll be the average of 5 people you spend your most time with.
We all humans
The person in front of you is the same human as you are. Often times, with the same wishes and desires. At the end of the day, we all want to be happy, healthy, wealthy and wise. Be full of love and respect to other living creatures.
Write down the little things you notice about people. For example, the authors they like. Date of birthday. Their tinny hobbies. Be interested in people. You’ll become interesting too.
Give all your attention to that person. Do it as if it’s the only person on the planet. Make an eye contact. Listen. Ask follow-up questions. Be honest. Be interested in people.
Being socially active is a skill. Any skill requires practice to master. First times it will be super uncomfortable. You will have to get out of your comfort zone. Never wait for someone to be interested in you. You need to act first. The world owes you nothing. If you want something, act accordingly to get it.
It must be #1 priority. Be authentic. Be the person others would be happy to be around. Be credible. Never break your promises. Think before you talk. Be honest and you don’t need to remember anything. You said only the truth.
Keep in touch
Friendship isn’t just a one-night party meeting. No. It’s a long process. It requires investment from both sides.
Be a great friend. Be the one that you would dream about. Call your friends. Text them. Express your feelings of love and gratitude. Invite them somewhere. Take care of them. Be around people you love.
Lastly, always spread love and happiness.