Have you ever stood in front of the mirror and started criticizing your appearance? Or there is that little voice in your head that keeps on putting you down? Well it’s time to learn to shut down that voice and all that negative thoughts. All those thoughts are just pulling you down and stopping you from being happy. Happiness is a choice and you need to choose to be happy.

You need to be yourself. Forget about trying to fulfill others expectations. Don’t live your life for others. If you fulfilled their expectations, would you feel happier? The answer is NO. Start living life for yourself!

Accept yourself. Take a piece of paper and write down all you perceive to be your flaws. Write down everything that you hate about yourself. After you look at it – tear it up! You need to learn to accept yourself. Now write down a list of the things that you love about yourself. Be kind to yourself. You will soon discover there are plenty of things to love about yourself.  Keep this list and always add to it!

Take out the emotional trash.  Do you have friends who are always putting you down and making fun of you? Well you don’t need that pressure or those kind of people in your life. The only reason they are making fun of you is because they derive pleasure from putting you down. So cut them out of your life. You won’t lose out.

Laugh everyday. Hang out with your friends and family, watch a funny movie, have long chats with old friends and reminisce about the past. Make it a point to laugh everyday. Laughter will help you relax, boost your immune system and help you in general. So learn how to laugh!

Try something new! Try a new experience every single day. Life is too short to spend it in the same old routine every single day. So try something new! Be open to new ideas and adventures. You never know – you may discover you have a hidden talent and see yourself in a whole new light.

Make the wise decision of being happy today. You have the choice and you might as well choose it now.

Article Author: Smiljan Mori is the founder of MindOver™ Network, Brilliant solutions for Performance, Motivation and Happiness. He is also the creator of Big U Academy, the Kitepreneur NetworkTM and Kitepreneur Lifestyle Academy. He has literally created a successful business and coaching empire from scratch and is a best-selling author and motivational speaker who brings unparalleled professional experience and the latest scientific research from neuroscience and positive psychology to audiences around the globe. He has shown more than 150,000 people from 50 countries how to change their lives for the better.

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