Learn To Be Happy

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"Happiness: a state of complete satisfaction". Is there any wonder why we're all on the hunt for it? The good thing about happiness is that there are no rules, it doesn’t matter how old you are, what you look like or how much you earn. Happiness is a philosophy! Get all the advice you need on how to achieve it, here.

Learn To Be Happy

Happiness is a very personal thing. It is a subjective feeling, what will make you happy will not necessarily make other people happy. Sometimes even those that have it all struggle with happiness and don't seem to manage to put themselves first.

In this section our columnists won't give you a magic recipe but they will help you change your perception of things so that you can find YOUR happiness and what makes you really happy.


'Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony'.

Mahatma Gandhi


Our most popular 'happiness' articles:

Why Do I Feel Bad When People Don’t Message Me Back?

Friday night rolls around and after a hard week you were expecting to have a drink with a girlfriend, but she seems to have left you hanging on read... To make matters worse (and the humiliation?) you even saw the little typing sign appear, yet you never received a reply. Well, if that’s the case, obviously you or your "how about a drink tonight?" didn’t deserve an answer. Let’s take a look at why some people don't reply to messages, and why when someone doesn't reply to your text, this makes us feel so bad.

I Cry A LOT, But Is It Really A Problem?

At the slightest annoyance or worry that crops us, I seem to almost immediately start crying. It doesn't matter if it’s in front of the news, a movie, if I’ve been criticized at work or gotten into an argument with my family, I open the floodgates. With each strong emotion, tears run down my cheeks. All this makes me wonder about my mental health and ask myself if this is normal to be like that? Is crying a lot a bad thing? Here are the explanations needed.

Why Do I Feel Guilty All The Time? And, What Can I Do About It?

Are you the type of person who constantly feels the need to apologize without having done anything wrong? Would you for example feel bad about being late to a meeting if your car broke down on the way? Do things that are totally out of your control make you feel terrible about yourself? We all perceive guilt differently, and some of us are far more susceptible to feeling culpable than others. We reveal where this tendency comes from and what you can do to learn to shake it off. It's time you freed yourself from these self-imposed shackles of guilt!

Why Am I Always Negative? How Can I Turn Things Around?

You know, the metaphor of the glass half full and half empty. Well, it’s meant to determine our levels of optimism. If you consider that the glass is half empty, you're a pessimist, whereas if you view it as being half full, you are a natural optimist. I, unfortunately, fall into the first category of people and have a hard time looking on the bright side of life. No matter what life throws at me; good or bad, I can never seem to be upbeat about anything. But, that's not to say that all hope is lost, indeed there are many tips and techniques when it comes to being an idealist.

The Power Of Hugs, It's Time To Share The Love

Individualism is great, but deep down we all have needs and do enjoy connecting and exchanging with other people. Humans all need a little affection and comfort at some point in their lives, no matter how strong they claim to be. That's right, at certain points in our lives, we all need to feel reassured, cared for and love, and hugging does just that! The question is why is this seemingly simple gesture so important in lifting our spirits and making us feel better?

10 Morning Routine Ideas For Productivity, Plus They Take Less Than 5 Minutes

At 6:55 a.m., the dreaded alarm clock violently rings out. By 6:56 a.m., you're no doubt already stressed at the thought of having to get up, get ready and rushing around. Yet with a little motivation and 5 minutes to spare, you can transform this stressful morning ritual into a moment of relaxation. A productive day starts in the morning and motivates us to go out and be successful. Starting out right will set you up for a great rest of the day and will remodel your attitude into a winning one! Take a deep breath and put the normal stress to the back of your mind because we're about to enter a peaceful space.

I Hate My Life

Writing this is definitely something I never thought I’d have the courage to do, but here I am, ready to pour my heart out to complete strangers. The trouble is, I’m unsure of where to begin. Well, for starters, I should probably tell you that my mental health has worsened over the years, and I’ve not exactly learned to deal with my feelings in a healthy way. But that’s not to say I want to give up and be stuck in this downwards spiral forever! I’ve finally decided that I want to stop feeling depressed and get better, because after all, I deserve to love the life I lead and ought to be grateful for my blessings. I want to share with you the changes I’m making in an attempt to fall back in love with life, after all, life is too precious to hate!

7 Things To Say To Achieve A State Of Optimism

We say a person is optimistic when they look on the bright side of life and have confidence in the future. Being more positive and having a brighter outlook are all things we want, right? Yet, some of us never seem to be able to see the glass half full… It’s true that being upbeat means feeling better on a daily basis, being more relaxed and in a better mood. So, what if the solution to becoming more positive lay in the way we communicate. Here are the things you need to start saying to yourself in order to adopt that inspiring state of mind.

Is It A Bad Thing Not To Have Life Goals And Dreams?

I recently bought a journal to brainstorm some writing topics, which seemed like a great idea. But I was kind of thrown off when it asked me to describe my life dream, and after hours of staring at the question, the page was still pretty much blank... That's right, I found it impossible to write anything down. Other than a few travel plans and short-term learning goals, my mind was a blank and nothing with any substance was coming to me, and this got me worried. Is it essential to have a goal in life? So, what happens if you don’t have one?

How Can I Find My Purpose In Life?

Einstein said, “If you want to live a happy life, attach it to a purpose and not to people or things.” Apart from your alarm clock, something else has to get you out of bed. Why? Well, put simply, a goal gives your life direction and allows you to make choices that are more in tune with you. And what’s more exhilarating than having a mission of your own. But for some people, their goal is to find everything, while for others, it requires a lot of thought.

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What Do All Happy People Have In Common?

To find happiness, everyone seems to have their own recipe. For some it’s sport, for others it’s therapy. But happy people seem to all have something in common. Clearly, the universal recipe for happiness does exist. To be happy, we should imagine the future through the lens of our failures. This speaks to me, but it seems contradictory. And yet, the recipe for happiness is just one letter: The B in plan B promises you more optimism and fulfillment.

10 Tips To Learn How To Be Happier

Achieving a state of happiness is quite a program! This feeling sometimes seems very difficult to achieve, and yet, being a little happier each day isn’t so complicated. But beware, there’s no miracle recipe, just a few habits to adopt in order to finally decide to be happy! It’s up to you!

12 Steps To Follow If You Want A Fresh Start

If you’re here reading this article, you’ve no doubt recently made a literal life-changing decision. Realizing you want to change paths and take on new challenges is definitely admirable and very brave, but how can you make your wishes come true? The desire to start over is often motivated by an uncomfortable situation or disappointing realizations that can be difficult to bear. Suffering isn’t the solution, and we can to help you turn things around, which is why we’re about to give you our precious advice on turning things around. Who needs a magic wand when you have us?!

I’m Nostalgic; But How Can I Stop Looking Back?

Whenever I have trouble sleeping, whenever I’m bored or whenever my thoughts wander, it’s not uncommon for me to find myself reliving my childhood vacations, or a delightful weekend in bed or even my wedding day. Sometimes I even shed a tear thinking about these moments in my past… Yes, I’m nostalgic, and I love revisiting memories, but that has to stop! Discover the steps to put in place if you want to live in the present!

Serotonin - The Key To Happiness

Serotonin is part of the group of happiness hormones along with oxytocin, endorphins and dopamine. Although we all chase happiness, we are often unaware of the physiological mechanisms that enable us to improve our well-being. And yet, our body contains a whole production chain dedicated to serotonin. Let’s take a closer look at this incredible mechanism, how it works and its manufacturing secrets.

Are You Hypersensitive?

Being super shy, stressed, emotional are all traits that made me realize I’m hypersensitive. Just like the fact that I’ve never seen a horror movie because I’m so afraid that my fear will become an uncontrollable emotion! On second thoughts, that probably should have been an indication, too. Hypersensitivity does indeed make you different, but the good news is, it’s neither an illness nor a pathology. In fact, it’s a character trait that I have and that I recognized several years ago.

10 Quotes About Freedom, Because We Sure Need It!

Ah, freedom, there's nothing quite like it. We have all learned how precious it is during these last months with the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of our liberties have been challenged, especially when it comes to moving around and traveling. To go where we want, when we want, is fundamental, but so is being able to make the choices for ourselves. A life without these privileges would be much less exciting! So, to remember the importance of freedom, here are 10 quotes to keep in mind.

15 Romantic Quotes That Will Definitely Warm Your Heart

Ah love, it’s what makes the world go round and is undeniably the most important factor in our lives for many of us. There’s no escaping this beautifully touching sentiment because it surrounds in movies, novels and our daily lives. Love comes in many forms; it can be passionate, earth-shattering, destructive, short-lived or even dangerous, yet we think its diversity only adds to its beauty. If you want to up the romance factor in your life and get someone’s heart to skip a beat, check out these quotes.

8 Things I Don't Care About And I'm Perfectly Okay With It

I often laze about instead of putting on my sneakers to go running. Other people might think my favorite group is uncool, but I know all their albums off by heart. So what? There’s no better way to be happy than to let go of the pressure and detach yourself from the gaze of others to be yourself. In any case, I feel much better since I stopped attaching importance to all that. In order for us to all let go together, I will reveal to you 8 things I don’t care about, and it feels good!

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"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." 

- Oscar Wilde