4 Simple Steps To Achieve Everyday Happiness

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  1. Gratitude — Having gratitude, I’ve found, is both the source of my happiness and the foundation for realizing my dreams. With gratitude, I have no room left for negativity or self-doubt.
  2. Generosity — I’ve found that being kind to others opens a window of pure satisfaction and joy that I never knew existed in me. It brings me joy to be able to witness the look of relief on the face of someone who was in need of something material, a word of encouragement, or even a hug, knowing that I had played a part in making it possible!
  3. Trusting God — This has been something really big for me. In the past I would spend my time stewing over my silly mistakes and worrying over my future while missing out on the blessings I had before me in the present. I’ve learned that trusting in a higher power to take care of the things out of my control leaves room for me to savor the blessings of the present. And so, I’ve come to a place of trusting God.
  4. Focusing on the positives — Now this was difficult for me, being the overthinker that I am, but gradually I learned to control my thoughts. Before, I would look at the fact that someone rejected me and dwell on it for most of my day, instead of focusing on the many kind acts I would’ve experienced at the hands of those who mattered most. Now, I’ve learned to put trivial things behind me and basically just focus on the fact that I’m alive and in great health!

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