Who doesn’t want to be happy? Aren’t you keen on always being cheerful? While you can’t control your life to 100 %, there are numerous things that you can do for a happier life…

I’m not a happiness coach, but as a blogger on life tips, I’ll share with you 14 tips for a gleeful life:

1. Be genuine

The first thing that makes a great difference to happiness is genuineness. Although societal norms tend to dictate what’s expected of you, you choose the life that you intend to live! Abiding by the law is primordial. At the same time, what you want to do in life is your decision.

2. Choose happiness!

Happiness exists and at many times, you may be ignoring it. Choose happiness by living mindfully. Notice it in the simple things of daily life.

3. Practice self-care

To feel truly happy, take care of yourself first, then you’ll be able to keep up with the demands of life. From having proper sleep, healthy nutrition, exercising regularly, meditating to enjoying hobbies, socializing and so on.., self-care should be a daily habit. Self-love is a form of self-esteem… a natural thing and it isn’t selfish!

14 life lessons for true happiness, Tips from Sharvi.
Photo courtesy Canva. 14 life lessons for true happiness, Tips from Sharvi.

4. Enjoy family time

Spend quality time with close ones. Bonding with your family at dinner time after a hard day is soothing. It also keeps the communication going for healthy relationships. Find time for your extended family and friends too.

5. Gratitude journal

Express your gratitude by journaling daily. You’ll be aware of things that already exist in your life that can brighten up your day! Be mindful… happiness is right here, right now!

6. Failure helps

Don’t feel devastated because you didn’t succeed the very first time. Keep trying and most importantly, learn from your mistakes. Your learning curve will grow gradually.

7. Work smart

Frustration often comes from what you do at work. Find more productive methods for completing tasks. Make things simpler and smile at the results!

8. Ongoing learning

To keep up with the exigencies of life and feel at your best, embrace ongoing learning. Having a learning culture makes you open to changes. You’ll feel more in control of your life and stress levels.

9. Stop comparing

Don’t compare yourself to others. Everyone’s different and that’s the beauty of being your true self. Don’t be jealous or envious… Doing so is a sure road to unhappiness that you never want to take!

10. No people-pleasing

You have to realize that you can’t always do things just to please others. You may want to feel accepted by your peers for the better. However, you still have to draw a line when required, by setting realistic boundaries.

11. Avoid perfectionism

I’m all for high-level achievable goals. However, perfectionism often hinders success by creating barriers. If you keep waiting to be perfect before you start the race, then meanwhile, others will reach the finish line!

12. Reject risk-aversiveness

Take calculated risks. You’ll be happier when you learn more. You’ll get better than those who refuse to venture out.

13. Happiness v/s materialism

Enough money is essential for a living. More riches are desirable for leading a comfortable/luxurious lifestyle. However, you may not find long-term happiness merely from materialistic gains.

14 life lessons for true happiness, Tips from Sharvi.
Photo courtesy Canva. 14 life lessons for true happiness, Tips from Sharvi.

14. True contentment v/s short-lived joy

Prefer and choose to do things that bring you genuine happiness over superficial ones. Find out what keeps you satisfied for longer… You’ll see that they’re often things you already have!

Conclusion

True happiness comes from within. You can train yourself to be mindful about the simple things in life, and then naturally feel your best! Do you have any tips to share? Please do so. Thank you!!

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66 thoughts on “14 life lessons for true happiness

  1. Happiness of life ! It’s a good writing about self-directed care and happy life. High performing students make happiness classroom in the institution. I tried to find happiness in the system of knowledge transfer. Thanks for excellent blog post

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  2. Sharvina, David and I agree with the “Choose Happiness” Fake it till you make it we tell the kids, if you not feelling happy, pretend, and eventually you are. It works, we know because we had done it when were getting divorced from our exes, and while we are together now, we could not be happier even on the hard days.

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  3. That’s a great list ๐Ÿ™‚ Absolutely agree that true happiness comes from within. It’s such an important thing to understand too!

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  4. I am really planning to make a gratitude journal. I think it’s such a brilliant idea,and it makes you see that you already have so much goodness in your life !

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  5. One of the most important lessons about life I’ve ever learned, is that everything comes in waves, or: nothing lasts forever. If you’re feeling down and sh*tty, it will pass. That gets me through my worst days.

    And good music, a movie and some chocolate, of course. Chocolate could be #15 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. Good morning and thanks for this nice article. So easy, so simple, so straightforward and yet so complicated for some poor people that are always pursuing vain titles, conspicuous consumption and unhealthy jealousy. These are precious lifestyle tips that we have to dutifully share with our children, I will start to follow you, dear.
    Un baccione. Arrivederci.

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  7. Wonderful post! This is a great list and youโ€™re right about all of them. I especially like the point you made about not comparing ourselves to others. We can find happiness but we can lose it just as quickly by thinking we need to be doing what someone else is doing. Galatians 6:4 says, โ€œBut let each one examine his own actions, and then he will have cause for rejoicing in regard to himself alone, and not in comparison with the other person.โ€ Thanks for these valuable reminders.

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  8. Appreciating the commitment you put into your blog and detailed information you offer. It’s nice to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed material. Wonderful read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

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  9. What will bring us happiness? Many things will bring us happiness. I am almost 82 years old and I have learned that being conscious of our spiritual need is the number one way to gain happiness. This is what Jesus says at Matthew 5:3 Every word that Jesus spoke is true. Iโ€™m sure you agree with that. This article has more ways to gain happiness.

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