10 Ways to Find Your Happy

By Jodi Lorence, Publisher of Macaroni Kid White Bear Lake - Shoreview - Roseville, MN August 10, 2018

We all know we are responsible for our own happiness. Right? Right. 

Sometimes I have to remind myself of that. 

Here are 10 goals I keep in mind to help me achieve my own happiness:

  1. Stop comparing yourself to others! Be proud of who YOU are. You are unique and that is what sets you apart from everyone else. 
  2. Replace worry with gratitude. Stop worrying about things you can't control and instead be grateful for what you have. You may find that the little things are what matter most.
  3. Listen to that whisper inside of you that wants to try something new. Get out of your comfort zone and you'll find many great things can happen.
  4. If you don't like something about yourself, change it! You are in control of YOU! It is your life!
  5. Give without expecting anything in return. If you are giving to expect a return, you are doing it for the wrong reason. Generosity makes you feel good and it brings happiness to those you share with.
  6. Listen. Sometimes it is just a good idea to stop talking and really listen to your friends/family/co-workers. Communication is a two-way street. Truly show you care by listening.
  7. Dedicate some time every day for YOU! Meditate, read, garden, pray, read a book, have a cup of coffee/tea, or whatever makes you happy. You will find it helps you be a better parent and partner. It is amazing what a little "you time" can do for your outlook for the day!
  8. Surround yourself with people who truly care for you! A friend recently told me that she read an article that said you become like the five people you surround yourself with. Choose people who you admire to surround yourself with.
  9. Don't be afraid of change. Change sometimes opens the doors to more opportunities.
  10. Find something good in every day! Give others a smile; you may be the only smile of their day. Practice kindness and give without expecting anything in return.