Re-define happiness for yourself.
Examine your beliefs about what makes you happy. You may have been taught that happiness comes from working hard, making a lot of money, and living in a huge house. However, consider whether the tension and worry you experience as a result of maintaining that lifestyle make you happy. Even if they do, there are plenty of other parts of life in which you can be satisfied. Look for happiness in other aspects of your life, such as your family, friends, pets, and spirituality. You may realize that you deserve to be happy and eventually allow yourself to feel that way by focusing on them and allowing yourself to feel the happiness they may provide. Your concept of happiness is frequently influenced by factors such as your cultural beliefs and the expectations placed on you. Happiness, on the other hand, does not have to appear as it does in a movie or on TV.
Gratitude should be practiced.
When you’re in a good mood, think about all the things you’re grateful for. Take a moment to reflect around and notice the positive aspects of your life; they don’t have to be significant. You can be grateful for gorgeous dawn, a neighbor who pulls up your garbage cans, or even a buddy who sends you a hilarious text. Recognizing them may assist you in realizing that you are deserving of happiness.
Pay it forward.
When you’re feeling happy, perform an act of kindness that will make someone else happy. Doing so will almost certainly provide you joy, which you won’t have to feel bad about because you were assisting someone else. Your act of kindness may then motivate that individual to do the same for someone else, thereby starting a chain of compassion. This may finally convince you that feeling nice isn’t always a negative thing and that it can even benefit others.