Monday, April 21, 2014

6 Tips to Be Happy Now

5 Tips to Be Happy Now


How often do you catch yourself complaining about how difficult life is? Do find that you're constantly struggling with having peace of mind? Living is in a state of frustration and worry is not a fulfilling way to live. 

Fortunately, you have the power within you, right now, to improve your quality of life. YOU have the power of choice. You are free to think, feel and act however you choose. You can continue doing what you've always done, or choose to think and act differently to get different results. 


You have the choice to think happier thoughts and to be more proactive in accomplishing your goals and dream. You have the power to change! When you come to believe that you really can change, you will naturally begin to see the world in a different perspective. When you intentionally try to think more optimistically you will begin to have harmony within to allow peace and joy to fill your soul.

Life is meant to be joyful. How often do you find yourself on autopilot working long hours or doing the same routine day in and day out? Most often than not, when you fall into stagnant water it’s because you do not have balance in your life—your body, mind and spirit are not in harmony, thus causing discord and dis-ease within. When you become beleaguered or discouraged it’s because you're not taking time out of our busy schedules to relax and play and to connect with your spirituality. 

Living a joyful life of love and happiness is fun! It;s about going with the flow of bliss and tranquility as we move downstream in the energy stream of life, admiring the beautiful scenery along the way. Life is not meant to a struggle; it's our attitudes that create either peace on earth or strife on earth. 

We were created to have joy, each and every one of us! Happiness is a part of your innate self, it's found within. It is not a destination or something that can be obtained—it’s a part of you. 

If you want to be ridiculously happy now incorporate the following tips into your life beginning today. 

5 Keys to Live Joyfully

1.      Family first. Put family first, always! When you allow life to take over your tender moments with your spouse and children, you are blocking out the essence of life. Family is everything. If you don’t have a happy, loving family you won’t have a happy life.  Speak kindly, say “I love you” often and respect each other. Have one night a week for family night doing something that you all love. Have dinner each day together—turn off all electronics and focus on each other.

Make your home a refuge for your precious family. Play beautiful music and light a delicious-smelling candle to set the tone for your home. Keep your home clean and clutter free; your home is a direct reflection of your thoughts and beliefs. You can look at your surroundings—home, car, workspace as well as your body—and know how you truly feel inside. 

If your home is a mess then that indicates that you have confusion and cluttered thoughts and emotion. To change that, shift your way of thinking from negative to positive, release negativity and replace it with optimistic thoughts of thankfulness and appreciation, then take action and begin to keep your home clean and clutter free. You will be amazed at the direct impact it will have on your family.

2.      Live in an attitude of gratitude. Live in an attitude of love and gratitude for your family and for the many blessings in your life. Look for the good in others and be thankful for the tender mercies you receive each day. Let go of limiting thoughts that do not serve you. You have the gift and powers within to be, do and have what you wish for. Live with passion!

Do what makes you excited and enthusiastic about life. Take time to fill your heart with happiness and allow the wonderful blessings of life expand your heart and home. Love what you do. Be true to you by honoring your heart’s desire—make “you” time a top priority in your life. If you do, you will be a better, happier, more loving wife, mother and friend.

3.      Embrace your child within. We all have a child within us. Too often adults forget what makes us happy. By embracing the fun side of you inner child your life becomes more alive and vibrant, and you will look and feel younger by the attitude and energy you radiate. Doing what you love brings happiness into your life, it raises endorphins, which will also increase your immune system and self-esteem. 

Follow your heart in all that you do! If it makes you smile, then do it! Find the simple pleasures in everything that comes your way. Look for the good and uplift others by sharing your enthusiasm. Be as a child, love unconditionally, forgive freely and live from your higher self. Children can teach us so many invaluable lessons of love, trust and faith. Be happy now, follow your bliss in all that you do and find joy in the simple abundance that surrounds you daily.

4.      Surround yourself with positive friends.  You can look at your friends and know what type of person you are, like always attracts like, it's a universal law.  If you're not proud of your friends and it's time to regroup and ponder who you are.  Let go of friendships that suck your energy or bring you down.  If you're always trying to help someone who is constantly complaining and needing your approval and support you will feel weak and sad more often.

Surround yourself with powerful, happy, positive friends who make you want to be a better person; in return be a kind, supporting friend. Choose friends who are excited about your goals and dreams. As you become more positive you will attract more positive people into your life, and you will find that your friends support your dreams and make you feel better. That is when you know that you have shifted into a higher state of being.

5.      Think intentionally. Your thoughts are extremely powerful; use them to create a brighter, happier future by thinking on purpose. Focus on the good in life, be grateful for all that you are and have and then expect miracles every day. Pray often and take inspired action. When you pray you will shift your energy into a much higher and more powerful way of being. Take time each day to serve others and to be a difference in the world. Share your gifts, talents and financial means with those in need. 

Think positively, let go of limiting thoughts that self-sabotage. See your life now as you wish it to be. Set goals that demand your thoughts and then live by that which you have set forth to do. By following through you will be empowered to accomplish more. You will be happier, healthier and wealthier.

Laugh with your family and friends often by sharing quality time with them. Be the person you desire to be by honoring all that you are now. You are magnificent! Believe in your divinity of happiness that dwells withing you. Cherish the beautiful world around you with thankfulness, and before long you will find that you have much more to be thankful for!

Living a happy life is your birthright. Take time today to do what you love: spend time with your family, call a close friend, meditate, or read a good book. Make it habit to be happy and soon you will realize just how delicious and joyful life really is.

About the Author:

Carol Whitaker is the author of Ridiculously Happy! The Secret to Manifesting the Life & Body of Your Dreams. Carol is a highly sought after Lifestyle Fitness Coach, and is well known for the amazing transformations she creates in her clients’ lives. Carol is a Motivational Speaker and is passionate about inspiring women to live a ridiculously happy, fit life of their dreams. Carol is an ongoing featured expert on national media and online websites. She is dedicated to assisting young women, and helped develop an empowerment horseback riding program for the nonprofit foundation, Bridle Up Hope: The Rachel Covey Foundation. Carol is a happily married mother of 3.  Connect with Carol on Facebook to receive her health, fitness & happiness tips by joining her on Twitter. Visit CarolWhitaker.com to learn more about her services along with tools and secrets to discover how to create your best life today.


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