How To Be Happier

Would you like to be a happier person? Most people are fairly happy on a day to day basis, but sometimes they think “it would be nice to be a happier person.”

This is because we all face unhappiness in our lives, whether this is caused by stress, financial problems, love problems or even an annoying co-worker. Another cause of unhappiness can be social media, as many people portray an edited version of their life that makes them seem happier. This can make other people wonder why their lives aren’t as exciting as everyone else’s.

If you would like to be a happier person, here are three tips that will help.


1. Base Your Happiness On The Things That You Can Control

A common cause of unhappiness is basing your happiness on things that are out of your hands. You can’t control everything in your life, and being sad about the things that you can’t control is a waste of your time as it won’t change anything!

Instead base your happiness on the things that you can control. You can’t make it so that you have a huge inheritance, but you can work hard and save money. You can’t change your body type at the click of a finger, but you can work out so that you are happier with the way you look.


2. Be Comfortable With Negative Emotions

Even the happiest people in the world sometimes feel sadness and anger, so it is important to be okay with being sad sometimes. In fact, being comfortable with your negative emotions means that you are less likely to feel them again in the future, as you can choose to rationally assess why you feel sad or angry. This makes it easier for you to think of solutions.


3. Make A Note Of Your Daily Emotions

If you make a note of daily emotions it will make it easier for you to be happier, as it will be more obvious what makes you happy and what makes you sad. For instance, if you feel frustrated for a few hours in the afternoon at work, you may benefit from taking a walk at lunch time to give yourself a break from the work environment.



  1. helloitsjo · June 14, 2017

    For some reason recently I’ve found myself having the most random down days?? This post is full of such great ideas though and I will definitely have to jot them all down!! xx

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    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · August 1, 2017

      Thank you for reading my article! I’m glad you found it helpful!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. hsampson · June 15, 2017

    This is so important! Thank you!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · August 1, 2017

      No, thank you for reading! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  3. The Otaku Judge · June 15, 2017

    Now I feel bad about being disingenuous on social media. I had no idea that claiming that I own a gold plated helicopter could make someone feel sad 😦

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · August 1, 2017

      hahaha…. I feel sad now. Where is my gold plated helicopter!? Can I share yours!? 😛

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  4. Shweta Suresh · June 16, 2017

    Exactly! If we turn into someone responsible for our own happiness, life would be so much easier

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · August 1, 2017

      So true! Thank you for your comment 😀


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