Here are some simple ways to choose happiness:
- Don’t attach your happiness to anything external. Happiness is an inner experience, don’t attach it to your relationship, job, finances, or your personal appearance.
- Give freely. Give compliments, love, affection, help, respect, empathy, etc. It makes you feel great and karma will bring it back around to you.
- Receive openly. Accept compliments, help and gifts. Embrace touch and praise. Absorb love and affection. While you are on the receiving end, the other is able to experience giving.
- Look for the good. Practice gratitude to stay positive. Try to see the good in yourself, others, and the world.
- Take care of yourself. Both physically and mentally.
- Surround yourself with friends. Surround yourself with positive people who make you feel good about yourself.
- Be true to yourself. Be honest, real, and vulnerable. Let your inner light be your guide.