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This post was originally posted by the author Duccio on September 27th, the link at the bottom of this post will take you to the original post if you wish to read the entire article in one sitting. The opener statement will be posted each day for those new to the article can jump in. Due to the length of the article, I will be posting a “Tip a Day” for the month of October until all the tips are provided.
DAY TWO, TIP 2
20 Simple but effective tips on how to make every day a happy day
In this post, I am going to give my suggestions on How to make every day a Happy Day.
First of all, I would like to remind you that Happiness is a choice, therefore we need to have made the decision to be a happy person.
Once we have made that decision, I mean a proper decision to live ahappy life and not just a wish, we need to improve our “happy level” .
How? Our life is a string of moments, so we can just easily increase the happiness moments in our life.
We need to keep in mind that during any day, obviously “bad unexpected things” can happen. We can’t be immune to that, but we can learn to control our reactions.
Also the more we are “fit” mentally and physically the better we can overcome any situation.
Write it on your Heart that every day is the Best Day of the Year.
So what can we do to live a happy day no matter what?
Before I go through my suggestions I would like to tackle a question that I have been asked many times.
“How can I have a happy day if:” “I hate my job, I don’t like my colleagues, I don’t have money, I am in debt, I have got a medical problem, my daughter is ill etc.”
The point is: if we are in a situation we don’t like but potentially we can change it then we need to do something about that.
We need to take action, we need to learn not be afraid to change for the better. It can take time but if we really work for it, we will succeed.
If our situation can not be changed at the moment, or can’t be changed at all, then we need to be patient and change our attitude.
Happiness is an attitude of mind.We need to accept it and try to look at the positive side of it and, believe me, there is always one. Not because we can’t see any positive side, it means that there isn’t. We can’t allow ourselves to be miserable all the time. If we do, we don’t love ourselves enough. We need to push ourselves to be happy, learn and practice things that make us feel better and happier.
There are things we need to understand that are not good for us, therefore we need to get rid of them and also replace them with some good habits.
Day Two, Tip 2: Believe You Can Do it
Whatever is your plan for the day, believe you can do it. Don’t be afraid.
Only a mental barrier can stop you think you can do it. Your mental barrier is created by your beliefs and yourthoughts.
Choose your thoughts wisely.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy. Norman Vincent Peale.