How to Choose to Be Happy

Like many people – maybe it’s just many women – I find it’s hard to battle my emotional consistency on a day-to-day basis. One day I’m happy, the next I’m, well, fighting to be happy.

Thanks to a roller coaster ride of hormones, it’s easy to lose track of what’s really important. Meltdowns can take a back seat to the bigger picture. Case in point: the subject of happiness.

I talk a lot about happiness; after all, it’s one of the keys to a great life. From taking one step closer to happiness to appreciating happiness in the moment to finally allowing yourself to be happy, it’s important to put happiness before all else.

1. Choose to be happy…every day

The first step in being happy is choosing it.

It sounds ridiculous, but many of us choose misery over happiness. It’s without knowing, but many of us subconsciously think “I’ll be happy when…” which puts an unrealistic view of happiness in our minds.

Instead, start each and every morning by choosing to be happy.

2. Forget the small stuff

Another barrier to being happy is getting stuck on the insignificant – but frustrating – details in life. Getting upset over the small stuff only ends in just that: being upset.

By becoming more easy going and stop crying over spilt milk, you’ll be more content i no time.

3. Remember what sets you off

One of the best things you can do in life is be mindful. By being aware of those little things – or even general situations – that set you off, you’ll be on your way to a happier you.

Born/bred in MD. Raised in ME. Transplant to FL. Entrepreneur, wife, writer, puppy momma, Scorpio, fitness/nutrition enthusiast, eternal optimist.
I’m a strong, passionate, intense woman who has a thirst for life, knowledge, love, and the never-ending question of the meaning of life. I figure I’m bound to find it sooner or later.