12 Rules for Happy Life



Happiness is a state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Whatever we do in our life reflects our intention to pursue happiness at the end, either by doing any task or achieving our goal. No one wants to live a life of misery, but it is however difficult to live happily forever. Because, none of us lives in Utopia and the world is always full with surprising challenges, difficulties and issues that reflect growing tensions, for all of us. So if one falls in the horizon of these difficulties or challenges, it becomes difficult for him/her to turn back in the state of mind which is full of joy and happiness. 


Though, it is not a matter to have masters in rocket sciences, have an international university degree, to become the wealthiest person, or have the most intelligent mind in the universe, in order to achieve happiness and live a life of prosperity, all it requires is to use and follow such timely and apt principles that will brought you into state of mind of joy and a life of happiness. So the question is, is it really simple? The answer is yes, but on a condition, that if you are willing to become happy, then you can be. It is really up to you dude. So let’s start to sign in for happiness:

1. Don’t take things too seriously and smile often
Either you believe it or not, you don’t need to be too serious. Therefore take a break from your life to give yourself time to live. Laugh silly at problems as much as you can. It is the best medicine. It will provide you the cure of all worries, grief and tensions. Remember, the most wasted of all days is one without laughter and those who can laugh without cause have found the true meaning of happiness. So start living well, laugh often, and love much. And try to laugh at least 20 times a day.
Nothing you wear is more important than your smile. When you see a person without a smile, give him yours. Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. If you have only one smile in you then give it to the people you love. 



2. Don’t settle in the past
Many of us blast ourselves between two stealers, regret for the past and fear of the future, which holds us away from living in the moment and ultimately takes away our happiness. One has to understand that the past is over and gone and cannot be changed, and the future is not guaranteed. This is the only moment we can experience. 

So dwell not on the past, instead use it to illustrate a lesson, and then leave it behind to move forward. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed, and a wholly new person enjoying the blossoms of life, with love, peace, prosperity and happiness.


3. Success and happiness are interlinked
Your success and happiness lie in you. Success is not the key to happiness, but happiness is the key to success. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is having harmony with what you get. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.


4. Happiness is a choice and a right
Happiness is a choice, a state of mind, and not a destination. In the absence of happiness, there's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether to let it affect you or not. You want to be miserable or want to motivate yourself, whatever has to be done; it's always your choice.
Most of the time we look outside to the people, things and events to brought some sort of smile and joy on our face. In this way we give up our control on life and surrenders ourselves to others to give happiness to us whenever they want and how much they want. But it would be quite interesting to make your mind understood with the approach of taking happiness as a right instead a gift. Therefore, take happiness granted to you as a right that you inherit from birth. 



5. Have faith
More than 1,000 studies have found a link between faith and living longer. It’s thought that having strong beliefs helps people deal with stress and emotional problems, and also seems to offer protection against heart, respiratory and digestive problems.

Faith means believing the unbelievable. Happiness is a choice you make when you allow faith through the entry gate and fear through the exit gate. Faith makes all things possible and your dedication makes it easy. When you put faith, hope and love together you can raise positivity in a negative world.



6. Love as much as you can
Make this quote mission of life, “live, love, learn, leave a legacy.” Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.  The greatest gift that we can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. When you love people and have the desire to make a profound, positive impact upon the world, then you will have accomplished true meaning to live.



7. Happiness is within you
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows under his feet. Happiness is like a butterfly, which, when perused, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Happiness is not a readymade phenomenon; it comes from your own actions. However, it is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and is completely impossible to find it elsewhere. If you will start searching the world for happiness, you may find it in the end, because for the world is round and will lead you back to your door. The golden key to happiness in not situated into any treasure box, it lies purely in intention of a man. In fact, there is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.



8. Embrace change
Only change is permanent. It is the law of life, and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. So when one door of happiness closes, think of others which are open, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Thus embrace the change in life and go forward to welcome the new opportunities sparkling happiness in life.



9. Don’t be too emotional
Most of us would be upset if we were accused of being “silly.” But it is quite humorous to know that the word “silly” comes from the old English word “selig,” which literally means “to be blessed, happy, healthy and joyful. However, emotions are part of human nature, but advice is to be “silly” to come out of stressed situation.



10. Don’t make things complicated
Follow it as a thumb rule, “keep it simple.” I would suggest you to keep everything simple and try to have as much fun as you can.




11. Don’t give up your happiness
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn. Never ever give up upon your happiness.



12. Forgive and forget
The last but not least of this happiness article is to forgive. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. However, forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness. And peace is the precursor of true happiness in life.



Tolerance and forgiveness are life altering lessons. If you will not forgive your enemies, how you can imagine yourself as happy, when you all the time have grudge in your mind, that one day is surely going to harm you rather than your enemies. So forgive them, and even do more than forgiving; forget. It is the attribute of greatness. Remember, you are on your journey to spend your life freely, happily and full of joy, and never allow the emotions of hatred, anger and pity spoil your journey.



Conclusion
The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves; they are the cause of happiness in others. Therefore, if you want to be happy, be. Happiness is the phenomenon that I would rate equal to oxygen, as necessary for life. And you can’t postpone it for the future; it had to be done, achieved and explored immediately, in the present moment.

Be happy!


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