Every person in life has got a goal, and that is to seek true happiness. Unfortunately, the one thing that holds people back in their quest for true happiness is their own selves. You tend to over think and over analyze every single detail that happens to you in your life, which leads to further problems in the future. There are lots of ways to achieve true happiness, but in order to do that, you will have to embrace things which you run away from and stop making life complicated for yourself.

The secret to achieving ultimate happiness is through letting down all your barriers and go ‘no holds barred’ in order to become a happier person. Here are some ways you can practice in order to achieve true happiness.

The Approval of Others

Do you really think that you need someone else’s approval to be happy? Think again! People generally consider living their lives according to how everyone wants to live their lives. We grow up, expecting to live our lives so that other people can approve of us, which is letting them have complete control over your life. Don’t let wait for other people’s approval, live your life how you want to live it, in order to achieve true happiness.

Anger/Resentment

Anger is one of the worst things you can let dictate your life. Learn how to forgive people and never live in resentment, since it can lead to more pain developing inside you. Anger is a difficult emotion to suppress, so never let it get hold of your completely.

‘Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.’Unknown author.

Negative Body Image

Most people are never happy with their body image and are always concerned with how other people see them and their body. They tend to feel beautiful when other people give them approval of their beauty, which concocts a fake image about beauty for them. Accept your own beauty, and never let other people define you or your body image.

The Idea of A Perfect Partner

People today tend to live with the idea of a perfect partner. They chose to put their happiness on hold in wait of finding someone perfect with whom they can spend the rest of their lives with happily. This is one of the biggest hurdles between you and happiness, since there is no such thing as a perfect partner. Negate the notion of finding a perfect partner, because no one in this world is perfect!

“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. Because perfect people don’t exist, but there’s always one person that is perfect for you.” – Bob Marley

The Perfect Life

We are sold images of perfection everywhere we look. People are in search of the perfect partner and the perfect lives for themselves, and find out later that there is no such thing as perfection in this world. People should realize that it is only they who can define the type of life that they are going to lead and seeking perfection in life is only going to stop them from enjoying life and being happy with what they have got already.

Seeking Riches

Money = Happiness. Everyone we know today is running after, trying to make as much of it as possible. Why? Because the more money you have, the happier you will be? Wrong! People who let money define their lives, and spend all their life trying to collect as much of it as possible never really find true joy in life, because they never get to stop and reflect upon the world. Don’t look for a job that pays you more, find your true calling in life, something that motivates you and spend all your energy on it.

Excuses

You should never really use excuses for the way you live your life. If you want something, go and get it. Stop making excuses as to why you are failing in life and go out and do the things you have promised yourself you would do. Get up early in the morning to get in shape, stop using excuses. Live your life to the fullest and leave no room for regrets.

The ‘X’

People who are still brooding over their ex need to understand that there is a reason why things never really worked out in the first place. Don’t harbor any ill feelings towards them, it is just the way life is supposed to be, forgive them and move on. Lingering on the hopes of getting back your ex will only stop you from achieving true happiness, with someone who truly deserves your love.

Stop being Stubborn

Admitting that you are wrong and have made mistakes in life is one of the hardest things to do. Many people never really embrace their mistakes and live their lives in complete stubbornness. Not only does this stop them from learning new things and opening new doors for them, but also drives away people who want to support them.

Procrastination

Live your life one day at a time and finish everything on time. Embrace the present and get everything done as soon as you can, which will allow you to enjoy every day of your life with your loved ones. This will also help you get rid of any feelings of stress and take all your worries away.

Judgmental Thoughts and Negativity

Stop being judgmental, about other people and stop worrying about the things that are going in their life. Concentrate on your life and leave the worrying to other people. Be grateful for all the people in your life and what a difference they make.

Get rid of negative people and negativity in general from your life. Become a positive thinker and motivate yourself to think of the glass as half full rather than half empty.

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