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“I’d always believed that a life of quality, enjoyment, and wisdom were my human birthright and would be automatically bestowed upon me as time passed. 

I never suspected that I would have to learn how to live - that there were specific disciplines and ways of seeing the world I had to master before I could awaken to a simple, happy, uncomplicated life.” - Dan Millman

Happiness doesn’t come by itself. So, we have listed the 10 things you should do in order to be happier

  1. Give more & expect less

Give more… give more time to others, give more attention to others… it is not necessary for you to give material things. Share more knowledge, experience. Help others. And expect less. That way you will be less  disappointed when people do not do what you expected and so much happier when they do more. Be authentic.

  1. Spend time with friends and family

Studies show that people with a better social life are happier. And that does not mean spending your life online. So go out there and have some good times with your friends and family. Life live to the fullest and enthusiastically.

  1. Do the things you are good at

It is commonly known that you prefer doing the things you are good at. So get moving and do the things you are good at. See to it that you have a job where you can use your strengths.  Take time to practice the hobbies where you can use your talents.

  1. Dear to dream

It is important to have goals in life. Not only 1 big goals but goals at different levels. Goals that are challenging and goals that are easier to achieve. It feels so good when you reach your goals. So how would it feel to reach the ultimate goal? Dear to dream and have ambitions. Be committed.  It keeps the mind sharp. You don’t want to be the one who discovers at the end of their life ‘I never realized anything’.

  1. Stop whining and take responsibility for your life

Stop blaming everybody around you when things go wrong. You are the one responsible for your life. You are in control of how you react to situations. Stop all the excuses., learn from the past an go on with your life. Stop wasting time complaining on how bad things are. Use that ‘complaining-energy’ to make the best of the situation.  Stop whining on how everything goes wrong but talk about what you’ll do to make things better.

  1. Live a healthy life

Exercise, eat healthy food, go out & enjoy nature, get enough sleep… everybody knows it’s good for your physical health. However it is also good for your mental health. It gives you more positive energy. You’ll be less tired and will feel the need to go out there and be active and realize your goals and dreams.

  1. Be optimistic and positive

Do you like to be surrounded with positive, happy people? YES! Does it bring you down when people only see the negative side of life and do not stop telling you that? NO Well, then surely you don’t want to be that negative person. Positivism and optimism make you healthier and studies have proven that positive people live longer.

  1. Learn to let go and don’t fear

Look to the future, don’t be stuck in the past. Let go of your toxic and negative thoughts. Don’t think you will not be able to make it. You will! Yes you can! Believe in it. Everybody has fears of what could happen or not, of what we cannot change, of how people see us… it is easy to let your fears get in the way of you making decisions. And time passes by without anything happening. Whatever your fears, set them aside an do something. ACT! Now!

  1. Every day write down 3 good things that happened that day

This one is also a commonly known one. Many studies have shown that you can make yourself believe you are happy and things are good if you repeat it enough. So keep a journal and write down (don’t just think about it) the good things that happened that day and be grateful. At first it will seem kind of difficult, but once you get the hang of it..  you’re on your way to becoming happier!

  1. Show gratitude and appreciation

Showing gratitude improves your relationships and make you a better person. It makes you more ‘fun’ to be with and makes life a little better for those around you. Appreciate the little things in life, appreciate others AND yourself. Open yourself to others and be open and transparent. 






hi Herwig, I agree with the simplicity issue. I love to keep life simple. why do people always feel the need to make life so complex? 

as for pictures and movies in presentations... for me it's the person presenting who's the most important and indeed an interesting content is one of the basics. Focus should go to him/her, and not the powerpoint. That is why I don't like ppt presentations with too much text. However a photo or a movie to may give that extra touch to the presenter's speech as long as focus stays on what he/she has to tell.

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