Andrew Matthews is an award-winning author about personal development and also a motivational speaker that advocates about the importance of happiness. Psychologists, upon reading his book, also agree to what Andrew Matthews had to convey.
Be Happy And Contented Of What You Have And Where You Are Right Now
It might seem that you aren’t where you want to be yet, and you are struggling to get to where you want to be, but you have to remember that a while ago, you prayed and worked hard to be where you are now, so appreciate each moment and be thankful for the things you have accomplished.
Happiness Is A Choice That We Make Every Single Day
You are your happiness. If you get affected by a small bump along the way and have a terrible day, it is your own doing. You have to choose to be happy no matter what comes your way. It is your only weapon in a world full of negativity.
To Be Happy – Let Go Of The Things You Can’t Control And Work On The Things That You Can
It’s going to be hard and stressful worrying about the things that you have no control. Focus on the things you can change to make your life happier instead of worrying about something that even other people could not change.
“If an individual can learn to master the skills of letting go of past hurts and grievances they are holding on to, and to stop worrying about every possible case scenario in the future that can go wrong, they can truly feel a sense of peace, and have a more successful and meaningful present, in all areas of their lives, especially in their relationships,” said Nikki Martinez, PsyD, LCPC.
Smile. It Will Change The Way You Think
Every day is not a good day. There will be situations that make you feel negative, and you cannot avoid them. The only thing to do is to put a smile on your face and go about your day feeling better because of your positivity. And, when people see you smile, they tend to feel better and smile, too!
Accept What You Can Get And Deal With It
You don’t always get what you want, and you have to deal with this fact. Sometimes, your goals can be superficial and not practical. You have to accept that and move on. Reach for something more reachable, so you don’t always feel defeated.
Problems Equal Taking Positive Actions
Don’t look at problems in a negative way. Instead, see them as an opportunity to take action. This could be the time to be able to help with work or business and to let people know what you are capable of finding solutions when problems arise.
Take It From The Elephants
How can one devour an elephant?
Answer: One bite at a time!
Some matters are to be taken one step at a time, especially those that are huge and major (like the elephant). To be happy, you should make action back and slow down with life and see things from another perspective. Take time to look around and appreciate the wonders around you instead of focusing on the problems.
Put Everything You Have Into What You Are Doing Now
In everything you do, give your 100%. Put your heart into all the things you are doing and planning to do. This will ensure that your output will be the best and that you will have the inspiration to do what you need to do.
It’s Not What You Get. It’s What You Become That Matters
In life, you only have to become a better version of yourself. When you feel better, you will look better and do better. You only need to be happy, and the rest of your plans will follow through.
No Other Person Will Make You Happy. You Have To Make Yourself Happy
Be the best version of yourself. Do not wait for somebody to make you happy. Work on yourself and learn that happiness comes from within you. If you think this way, you will not look to someone else to fulfill your happiness. Instead of looking for pleasure from others, radiate that happiness from within you.
According to the Journal of Consumer’s Psychology’s associate editor Raj Raghunathan, PhD, “A person who has taken personal responsibility recognizes an all-important truth about happiness: your happiness depends much more on your attitude than it does on objective, external circumstances.”
5 Ways To Be Happier And More Balanced Despite The World’s Difficulties
Wake up and smell the roses. Be mindful of your day and see what you can do to make your “waking up” worthwhile.
Change one thing about yourself that you think will make you a better person. Make that commitment to change and do it for 30 days until it is embedded in you. You will feel better for sure.
Stop and take a second to see the beauty of your life. In a world with people always in a rush, learn to stop for a while and appreciate what you have, and work for the things that you want to reach.
Do something creative, expressive, or satisfying. Find the time to feed your mind and soul. Remember what you are passionate about and go for it. “Creative activities can trigger an “upward spiral” of well-being,” said psychologist Dr. Tamlin Conner. “Engaging in creative behavior leads to increases in well-being the next day, and this increased well-being is likely to facilitate creative activity on the same day.”
Honor your body and take care of yourself. Love your body and do the things that will make your physical body healthier so you could live your life to the fullest.