Every human being wants to feel happy and positive, because that state brings the optimistic mood and makes us feel good, regardless of what we do, how much money or possessions we have.

However, it is not always easy to feel that joy every day, as we are caught up in daily tasks, chores, yet expecting happiness to appear.

Today, we can create happiness anytime anywhere, by practicing these simple, yet powerful tools that trigger optimism and joy every day.

1. Be Grateful

If you could do one thing for anybody in the world, and I mean anybody, to make them feel amazing- use the simple, yet so powerful two words: Thank you! People love to be appreciated! When they feel it, they offer so much more.

The same is with life! When you are grateful you feel more joy and receive more abundance!

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You feel happier!

“You cannot be grateful and unhappy at the same time”- Dr Tom Costa

Make a list of the things that you appreciate in your life. The more you focus on the positive aspects of your life, the more positive taught are coming and gluing one after another, making you feel happy and being in a good mood. The positive emotions are triggered, and more optimistic feelings are coming your way, creating your happiness in the easiest way!

Try doing it in the morning; it will set your happy day!

You become abundant!

The only formula to wealth is to appreciate everything you already have!

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”- Anthony Robbins

If you do not feel grateful for what is present in your lives, you will never have enough! You will always feel scarcity and not the richness!

Once we become grateful we realize how much we have! When we appreciate the things and people that we have in our lives, we comprehend How lucky we are, how much we actually have!

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance”- Eckhart Tolle

You can only create more wealth if you are being grateful.

In order to attract wealth, you have to first feel wealthy and abundant. Being appreciative of the things you have can only bring you more of great things in your lives.

Sometimes it is hard to be grateful for the people and things that we have because simply we have them and we do not feel special emotions about it.

Also, as humans are very adjustable species and we take most of the things for granted. We get things that we want and we easily get accustomed to them. Remember the time when you wanted the new house or anticipating your soul mate. Though, after a while, it becomes just a house or the person you are with. The special feelings are gone.

Evoke gratefulness

Jim Carry says I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee and look out at my beautiful garden, and I go, ‘Remember how good this is. Because you can lose it.’”

I admit it sounds as a bit of a negative mindset; nonetheless, it is actually can remind us to appreciate things that we have while we still have them!

So, list anything that you have: whether it is people in your life, your family, friends, teachers, or colleagues; anything in your body, any possession: as your car, house. The things that have always been there in your life; that you don’t feel thankful anymore.

Now, imagine all the things or people you listed, gone in a second.

How would your life look like, then? Would you then and there appreciate all of it?

You can use this exercise anytime you are having a hard time to evoke gratefulness.

2. Appreciate your adversities

I am making the conscious choice to see challenges as beneficial so I can deal with them in the most productive way! Jim Carry

I know it is not easy to accept hardships that you are experiencing, as I faced many of them and often was puzzled with their purpose. However, in those times is important to remember that Life always has much better solutions for you!

Remember the time you were rejected from the job you applied for. How devastating that was. However, just to find out afterward that the company went bankrupt or the person that got the job quit after a month. Or that date went to be a disaster just to make you realize what you really want of a relationship.

“ Life is always our mirror. Life is never challenging us! The circumstances that you are experiencing are just reflection of your inner self- your thoughts and emotions!”- Abraham- Hicks

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Maybe you were not aware that your mind and emotions were not in sync and the result you got was the “negative” outcome. Nevertheless, that reflection of those emotions and thoughts were saving you for something much better that is more suitable for your needs and wishes.

So be thankful for your challenges and advertises, because they lead you to the much better place.

3. Shift to positive thinking

You are making the same effort whether you are thinking positively or negatively.

When you picture a sandy beach, with crystal clear water, sunny day with a nice breeze it will definitely make you feel happier, rather than picturing a war zone.

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Yet, positive thinking can only be more beneficial for your well-being and the future that you are creating.

Nobody is inside your mind, except you!

Even if you are experiencing negative circumstances in your life, nobody is in control of what you think! Nobody, but you!

Use that amazing power to your benefits!

Just as you watch your favorite movie, music or any program, to enjoy; you can use your mind to switch to any positive event or picture that makes you feel better. Such as you wouldn’t spend a second watching a TV show that you don’t like and you would have changed to another channel; Do the same with the pictures in your mind.

The positive thinking is a muscle that you have to deliberately practice.

Once the negative movie comes up in your head, intentionally turn that screen off. Imagine the big screen in front of you with the negative movie playing and turn off that button.

You can start the momentum in just 13 seconds by shifting to the positive thoughts.

Now, turn on the positive movie that you enjoy watching. The beautiful day you have experienced, amazing vacation, birthday celebration, great times spent with your family or just visualize the future you want. Think of your goals and dreams. Hold those thoughts for a minute and they will bring you positive change in your mood and happiness.

Similarly, by playing positive images and movies in your mind, you create your future; as Law of Attraction attracts things and people based on our thoughts and vibrations. So make sure they are positive ones!

Also, with the habit to deliberately think the positive thoughts, you are training that thinking muscle to work for your benefits and to produce optimistic thoughts more frequently.

4. Use the positive language

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How do you talk to yourself?

Imagine talking to your friend and saying: you are incompetent, nobody loves you, you are a fool, you will never find the love of your life, keep dreaming pal.

How would that person feel? Or what would be their reaction to your comments?

If a person starts talking bad to your house, you would have certainly asked them to leave. Do the same with your negative talk! Ask it to leave, and start to use positive and encouraging words.

Recent Ikea initiative proved the impact that our words have on our senses. In its experiment, the two plants were placed in the same room. While one was told hate words for 30 days, the other one was fed with compliments and kind words. Despite the fact that both plants were treated with the same amount of water, sunlight, and fertilizers the results were very different. The plant that was told affirmative words developed in a healthy and tall tree, the other one faded and withered.

Also, in the experiment done by Dr. Masaru Emoto, the influence of words was shown in changing water molecules. The water that was spoken to with kind and positive words creating beautiful crystals, while the water that experienced negative talk was brown and blurred.

The similar experiment was done with different jars of rice. By just labeling them with positive or negative words, the outcome was surprisingly different.

So, everything is influenced by our words. Even plants, water, and food improvement are controlled by our words. Now you can easily guess the way negative words affect human senses and development.

Next time you talk to yourself or your loved ones remember these experiments and use the power of positive words! Talk to yourself as you would have talked to your best friend or your child. Use kind words, compliments, encouragement or any positive affirmation that you can think of.

5. Spend time in a positive environment

The environment is stronger than willpower!– Paramahansa Yogananda

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No matter how often do we think positively, our immediate surrounding has the incredible authority over us. It can push us in the direction of happiness and advancement or pull us backward.

“You become who you drink coffee with.” — Robin Sharma

You become the average of five people you spend time with. That applies to your intelligence, performance, emotional state, well-being and mood, almost everything! So, if you spend the time with people with high IQ, your IQ becomes the average of those five people! You can actually improve your intelligence by spending time with intelligent people and vice versa.

Who you spend your time with can be the important factor in your everyday happiness and development!

Spend time with people that inspire you, lift up your mood and confidence. Your time and life are precious to waste it on negativity from other people. Steve Pavlina- life coach is very strict and does not tolerate any negative talk from anybody, not even his family or friends.

Create a stimulating environment. Surround yourself with the beautiful events- place pictures of fun past events, your accomplishments, photos of your loved ones, flowers, books you love. Also, get rid of anything that does not make you feel good, even that gift you got from your friend. Watch movies that make you laugh, listen to positive music. The purpose is to feel happy every time you look around.

Find your happy place. Spend time in places that make you feel happy. For me, nature is a pleasant place to relax and recharge my batteries. Find a nice park, forest or beach or any other spot that makes you feel good.

How do you create your happiness every day?

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Originally published at thelifecrackers.com 


  • Dr. Aleksandra Plazinic

    Executive Communications Coach, University Lecturer, Ph.D. Communications

    With a Ph.D. in communications, two master's degrees, being certified NLP coach and trainer, lecturer, and consultant with vast international professional experience in business consultancy, international organizations: European Commission, United Nations, non-profit organizations, and University setting, I worked with professionals from all over the world and helped them advance in their careers and personal lives by overcoming the fears, building their self-confidence and developing their public speaking and communication skills.