How to Be Happy With Yourself and Life in General

Are you unhappy because others label you, leave you out, or put you down? Chin up - you don't need to be miserable because of what other people say or do. With perseverance, you can develop happiness skills that will help you to stay happy regardless of whatever difficulties life throws your way.


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    Realize that many of the people who pick on you are jealous or feel inferior. What sort of a person would go around trying to pick on every little flaw, just to make you feel bad? Don't let it get you down. Don't retaliate. Just smile, take a calming breath, and walk away.
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    Think about the idea of karma. What goes around, comes around. Someone might be mean to you, but the bad feeling will find it's way back to them. Keep your own karma in good shape by being kind to others!
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    Write. Then write some more. Write any worries or negative feelings on a slip of paper, then tear it up and throw it away. You'll feel relieved, and as if you really have thrown your worries in the bin.
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    Labels are for losers. Hang around with everyone. Try not to give anyone or any group a label. Pretty soon you will realize that labels just give a preconceived notion about someone...not tell you anything about who they really are.
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    Take care of yourself. Eat and drink what's best for your body. Drink plenty of water and stay away from soda. Eat at least 5 portions of fruits and vegetables a day, and get a good nights sleep. Wash regularly and take pride in yourself.
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    Your relationships are one of the keys to happiness.
    • Consider which of your relationships are healthy and contributing to happiness.
    • Ask yourself if there is anything you can do to strengthen your relationships.
    • Determine if any of your relationships are not beneficial to you and what steps you should take to address this.
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  • Enjoy your own company. Do things in your spare time that make you happy. If you like being with yourself, chances are others will too.
  • Be careful about how you talk to yourself. Remind yourself that you are an amazing person.


  • Worrying can't make the matter better. Write out your worries then let them go.

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Categories: Building and Maintaining Self Confidence | Happiness & Optimism