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There are three simple actions you can do to live a happier life. If you aren’t doing them currently, now’s a good time to try them to increase joy and gain contentment. With the incentive to carry out the thoughts and actions to be happier, you can change your life. Here are 3 things that will make you happy.
3 Things that Will Make You Happy
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Forgiveness isn’t something you do for the other person, it’s a gift you give to yourself. When you let go of the emotional pain accompanying grudges, you lighten your spirit.
You’re no longer weighed down with resentment and are free to be a wiser, happier person. It’s not easy to forgive someone (or to forgive your own past actions), but letting go of this negative energy can make a huge difference in your happiness.
Try thinking about the person or incident you want to forgive and then say this mantra: “I forgive you, I’m sorry, I love you, thank you.”
Focus on love
The main thought in your mind colors everything you experience. When you focus on love, you seek to understand people and situations. You don’t react impulsively, but instead come from a place of empathy and love. As a result, you don’t get hurt or angry so often.
Your emotional intelligence grows, and life reflects love to you. Love gives you a sense of stability and freedom from stress, which in turn aids happiness.
Fill-up on gratitude
Recognize your blessings and be thankful every day. As your gratitude grows, your heart will fill with joy and compassion. Your thoughts and feelings influence the hormones your system produces, and appreciation lifts your spirit and aids feel-good chemicals to make you happy.
Aim to have at least three appreciation breaks during the day and top-up on gratitude.
Forgive freely, and you will be light rather than burdened with bitterness. Focus on love and your compassion will attract greater joy. Also, replenish gratitude, and your emotional state will match the appreciation in your heart.
P.S. If you’d like more ways to let go of the negativity in your life, check out our 30 Day Negativity Detox.