Happiness is hard. It’s not just a mood that you can just switch from on to off. Happiness is something that you have to put effort in achieving.
The best way to reach true happiness is by having the right mindset, but it doesn’t always come naturally. You have the choice to be optimistic and try to see the good side to every situation. Putting your best foot forward isn’t always the easiest choice, but it will lead you to happiness.
To find happiness, you must do what gives you the most joy and serves you best. Only you know what you need to do in order to live a happier life. If you know that you need to take time for yourself or go shopping in order to get in a better mood, then do those things! You need to do what you need to do to find your happiness.
If you’ve been feeling down, sometimes you just need to be reminded that you have a support system. You can always reach out to a friend, family member, or loved one who would love to cheer you up. Human connection can give you immense happiness. It can feel comforting to know that everyone has their troubles, but we can get through them together.
When searching for your own happiness, it is important to continue spreading your positivity and encouragement with everyone around you. You can gain great happiness by being kind to others.
Finding happiness is easier said than done, but sometimes we make life more complicated than it has to be. Happiness can appear when you aren’t holding on to things so tightly. It can be scary, but we have to learn when to let go and trust instead. You always have the choice to open up and let love and happiness in. The first step towards happiness is deciding you want to seek happiness in the first place.
To help you on your journey to happiness and positivity, enjoy these happy quotes that are bound to give you an optimistic outlook on life.
1. Focus on yourself.
“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” — Albert Camus
2. Find what makes you happy.
“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” — Lucille Ball
3. You’re allowed to do nothing.
“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” — Winnie the Pooh
4. You need a little company.
“Don’t go out much at all. I’ve never been the type to call. I realize to be happy, maybe I need a little company.” — Marina Diamandis
5. Make an action plan.
“Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.” — Dennis Waitley
6. Love what you do.
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” — Herman Cain
7. Happiness comes from your actions.
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” — Dalai Lama
8. Another door will open for you.
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” — Helen Keller
9. Mindset matters.
“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” — L.M. Montgomery
10. Happiness is a way of thinking.
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” — Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
11. Be open in love.
“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” — Bertrand Russell
12. Enjoy the climb.
“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” — Andy Rooney
13. Grow your happiness.
“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” — James Oppenheim
14. Let it go.
“Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.” — Buddha
15. You’re never too old to play.
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” — George Bernard Shaw
16. Optimism attracts the good.
“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” — Mary Lou Retton
17. Practice compassion.
“I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives.” — Dalai Lama
18. Make up your mind.
“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
19. Look past imperfections.
“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” — Unknown
20. Spread your happiness.
“Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too.” — Unknown
21. Begin today.
“Every day is a new day.” — Carrie Underwood
22. Enjoy your life.
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life — to be happy. It’s all that matters.” — Audrey Hepburn
23. Love who you are.
“The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are.” — Goldie Hawn
24. Look for rainbows.
“When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars.” — Unknown
25. Live life to the fullest.
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” — Oscar Wilde
26. Have good thoughts.
“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” — Roald Dahl
27. Be grateful to your support system.
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust
28. Have a good laugh.
“There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.” — Stephen Chbosky, ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’
29. You don’t need to protect yourself.
“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” — Jonathan Safran Foer
30. Happiness is a state of mind.
“Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.” — Walt Disney
31. Happiness isn’t a goal.
“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well-lived.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
32. Cheer someone else up.
“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.” — Mark Twain
33. Smile because it happened.
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss
34. Be happy anyway.
“If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.” — Mother Teresa
35. Your smile is your best accessory.
“Being happy never goes out of style.” — Lily Pulitzer