If you really want to be happy in life start doing these 7 things differently

November 17, 2023

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Written By - Ravi Shankar (GoodMindKeeping)

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Most people view happiness as an elusive destination that keeps moving out of their grasp.

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Stop thinking of happiness as something to strive towards and start thinking of it as something you can practice.

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If you really want to be happy in life, start doing these 7 things differently. 

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1. Accept 'Ugly Productivity'

Accepting ugly productivity is a huge step forward when it comes to making your dreams a reality. 

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2. Don't stuff yourself into a suit that doesn't fit you

Don't stuff yourself into a suit that doesn't fit you. Find a suit in a different size that sits on you just right.

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3. Embrace Slow Change

Start with one habit. After a few weeks, add another one. Don't try to do too much too quickly.

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4. Reconfigure your approach to negative emotions

Positive and negative feelings are just two sides of the same coin. Happiness isn't purely good and sadness isn't purely bad.

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5. Romanticize the Mundane 

Romanticizing your life is all about noticing the beauty in the mundane, soaking it in and marveling at the magic in the world around you.

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6. Don't be afraid to give up

Don't be afraid to give up. Sometimes, it is exactly what you need in order to grow in a new direction. 

7. Do things out of self-love, not self-hate

I stopped exercising because I hated my body and I started exercising because I loved it and wanted to give it the chance to be healthier.