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Every single person has goals in their life. These goals can range from life events like graduating college, buying off a house, paying off a car, or saving enough money to go on a vacation. Many also have vague goals such as loose weight, live a simpler life, and be happier. Be happier, how does one go about doing such a thing? It is a goal and thought many have, but one that most do not know how to act upon and make into reality. Below are ways to improve one’s personal level of happiness. Happiness has to begin within you, and by having solid beliefs and values that you don’t compromise builds a foundation to have your happiness on. Stick true to yourself and who you are, and if something is against your values don’t do it. You cannot ever…show more content…
Living a fear controlled life will not give you anything but stress. I’m not saying to throw all caution to the wind, but be mindful of the things you fear, why you fear them.For example, if you fear snakes because you were bitten as a child this is a reasonable thing to be afraid of and you most likely will avoid snakes in the future. On the other hand if you fear leaving the country to travel or going new places because of a bunch of ‘what-if’ situations, you need to face these fears head on. Facing a fear is very similar to cleaning out an attic, it seems quite daunting at first, but once it’s done you feel so much lighter. The world if full of ‘what-ifs’ and you couldn’t possibly have the time to think about all of them. These are the fears that should not control you, by letting them go you will relieve your stress and open up more possibilities for experiences and memories. Trying new things will not only broaden one’s horizons, but it will also open the door for new friendships (Joe…show more content…
Finding meaning in who you are and what you do is vital to having happiness. “Leading a happy life… is associated with being a "taker" while leading a meaningful life corresponds with being a “giver””(Smith 2013). The idea of giving if often thought of one that brings happiness, but it doesn’t, it brings about meaning. Happiness is a selfish thing, and while to a point we must be selfish in out pursuit to live a happy life, we must not forget to be kind to one another and be humble. Being happy and having meaning go much together, finding a balance is what is hard. Happiness doesn’t last forever and will fluctuate with moods and situations, but meaning doesn’t. Meaning connects all of the aspects of your life, past, present, and future, together. This connection allows one to look inward and focus on who they are, and while those who report more meaning are slightly less happy in the present they tend to be happier overall (Smith
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