15 Ways to be a Happier Human

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1. Appreciate your life.

Be grateful that you get to live today and that you have the power to create change and affect other people. It is a gift to be alive right now. Make the most of it.

2. Choose friends who make you feel good.

…and take yourself far far away from the people who suck the positivity out of you, who don’t make you smile, and who you dread to see. Surround yourself with inspiring people who motivate you to be a better you every day.

3. Keep learning everyday.

Never think that you’re #1 at something. The moment you do is the moment you stop growing.

4. Compliment others.

To be able to see the beauty in other people, and to let them know means that you are confident with yourself.

5. Always look for the solution, not the problem.

There is always an answer. Seek to be a creative problem solver.

6. Laugh!

Laughing makes you feel better and works the abs at the same time. What could be better!?

7. Take a moment to enjoy life, and stop to see how far you’ve come.

Stop going through the motions and actually stop to realize and ENJOY what you’re doing. Embrace each experience you have because you can’t ever come back to it again.

8. Forgive people and stop holding grudges.

Be able to LET GO. Forgive others so that you can move on. Holding on to the past is like holding onto old stuff that has no value and slows you down. Live for moving forward and being better.

9. Keep your promises.

In fact, under-promise and over-deliver. But never ever ever break a promise. Your word, your trust, is the most valuable form of human currency.

10. Live clean. Live honest.

No lying, faking, and being shady about anything. The truth allows you to live a way less complicated life.

11. Love unconditionally.

Give your whole heart. That is the only true way to love.

12. Invest in the people you love.

Believe in others. It can be the difference between someone chasing their dreams or giving up on everything. You can be the catalyst of making their greatest goals happen.

13. Never give up.

Keep going. You will get there. Love the journey.

14. Exercise.

Working out releases endorphins that chemically make you happy.

15. Believe in yourself.

Always know that you are capable and powerful enough to make anything you want to happen, happen. It’s your life. You control it because yes you CAN turn your dreams into reality.

I thought this may brighten up your day! Do these things ring true for you? And is there anything you would like to add to the list? Let me know in the comments below! Hope you’re having a fantastic week!

<3 Cassey

  • amelie

    Thank you so much Cassey for these amazing blog, which really inspired me and hopefully others. Just reading this post makes me happy! Just a quick question, Kayln Nicholson mentioned a name ‘Blogilates’ and she said that was where she got her time lapse water bottle. I want to buy one but I am not sure if this is the website she was talking about. Can you send me a message saying if this is the right website. Thanks in advance, and thank you for making me happier.

  • Mariana

    Cassey! I was sooooo depressed today, I even thought to give up in all my plans, just because I always think I’m not good enough for this guy or for this circumstance or for this activity :( I just felt tired of keep wandering alone in this freaky world… But with this, I understood I wasn’t felling or being happy because I was too busy in striving it!!!
    I won’t give up Cassey, thank you! God bless you

  • Kate

    Loved this!

  • Happiness lies within human. One should scrutinize within himself or herself to achieve the happiness. Doing activities that makes oneself feel better can be elixir for every day happiness as well as making long term goal by analyzing the ambient influencing condition can bring long term happiness.

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  • You are so awesome! I don’t believe I’ve truly read through
    something like that before. So nice to find somebody
    with a few unique thoughts on this subject.
    Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This website is one thing that is needed on the internet, someone with a little
    originality!

  • Luca

    This was a wonderful post !
    Thank you Cassey, for sharing your thoughts with us. It is such a huge gift to me, I really appreciate what you are doing !
    Your thoughts, videos, posts, the new blogilates communty, all of this give me strenght to keep moving on (mentally and physically) .
    Thank you ! ♥

  • Dezarae

    Absolutely love it! I feel happier just reading it! :)

  • I definitely need to work on number 5. Sometimes I look for problems and worry just to have something to gnaw on and complain about. It’s something I’ve been working on. There’s always room for improvement.

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  • rubina

    i m a indoor person coz my father dont give me permission to go out nd to study

  • rubina

    i want to change my life but how usually woke up at 2:00 pm nd than my worst day start this is all bcoz i hav nothing to do nd hate my dad and his 2nd wife

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  • Stop being so critical of others. We all have shortcomings and need encouragement.

  • im actually having a really crappy week and feeling really discouraged.. but seeing this article was a bit encouraging :) Thank you cassey you really are so great

  • cool things to cheer us up! gotta keep it in mind!

  • Blessing

    Thank you Cassey I really needed this right now. When I’d see things like Be happy. I was like No i don’t really need it I’m fine’ But BOY I was wrong. THANK YOU <3

  • beautiful read :)

  • this post is so true and cool!

  • Joseph Kraszkowski

    Just HOW does one make this mental switch to do these things? How does one get to that point where the things on the list make sense and seem do-able? That’s the key and no convenient list is going to help you turn that switch on. Something happens FIRST in the brain and then these things make sense. Until then, one is wasting one’s time.

    • Diane

      I can’t quite explain this, but it is a choice. You just have to make a decision to have a different outlook. For me, reading uplifting, positive books, quotes & blogs like this reminds me to count my blessings. Keep a gratitude list and find something to write on it every day. Good luck!

    • Anonymous

      Hey Joseph,

      I understand where you’re coming from – I struggled with depression for over a year, and I can tell you that when people would refer to happiness as a choice I wanted to slap them, the concept that I was therefore choosing to be depressed really bugged me! But in reflection, in a way they were right. In order to have a happy life, we have to choose that “path”. No, we don’t choose to be happy and not have stresses, but we can choose that one day we want to have happiness again. I think this is what people mean when they say happiness is a choice.
      Now though, having almost fully recovered, I can see these happiness tips as steps along that path of happiness I referred to earlier. So no, one cannot make the mental switch to do these things, but we can use these tips to help us realise that we can be happy again.
      All the best,
      Anon.

  • Thanks, this was a really motivating way to start the week. (Saw it in monday morning)

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  • tats a beautiful post. i chose to be happy.

  • That’s a really wonderful post. :) I have also written some posts about about being happy. It nice to read your post :)

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