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Ask a life coach

How to Be Happy!
Tips from a life coach: 

How to be happy is a common question plugged into google.  It’s something that we often struggle with when we find ourselves unhappy with our jobs when we’re unsure of what we want to do with our life, what our purpose is or who we are to name a few.  In addition, we struggle with environmental triggers such as not having enough money, having too much debt or working with a boss or coworker we hate.


If you want to find happiness, it starts with you.  My motto for my life & career coaching practice in Denver is “Choose Your Happy Life” because we have a choice to be happy.  Every choice we make contributes to our happiness whether we realize it or not. We can choose our own attitude, we are powerful and can determine how we want to respond and show up in our lives.  It’s easy to believe that our happiness is a result of circumstances beyond our control, but that is simply not the case.  A person with little money or no job can be as equally happy as someone who has both.  Why? Because happiness comes from within, we get to choose it!


How to be happy, the life coaching tip list:


  1. Be grateful. Gratitude is the start of happiness.  If we’re happy with what we have now, we’re able to be happy when we have the things, jobs, goals that we want to have.  Gratitude starts a positive ripple effect in our lives, the positive mindset can then be used to apply in all of our communications and endeavors which can perpetually increase our happiness.

  2. Challenge yourself.  When we stop challenging ourselves we can feel miserable or disengaged in our lives.  Our self worth can plummet as we don’t feel like we’re living up to our full potential.  Start by trying to do one thing per day or week that challenges you and stretches you.  Learn a new hobby, take on a new project, volunteer, get yourself familiar with the unfamiliar.  As the expression states, “if you’re not growing, you’re dying”.  Keep growing and maximize the time you have here on earth.

  3. Stop comparing yourself to others.  Comparison is one of the biggest blows that diminishes our happiness.  When we compare ourselves to others we are marginalizing our own worth and life value, which drains our happiness and creates thoughts such as “I’m not good enough”.  Start by acknowledging what you have accomplished and identifying what you love about yourself.  Ask yourself, what type of life do I want to lead and what can I do to create it? We are all different people, on different paths, with different goals.  Since we’re all on different journeys, the comparison doesn’t provide a clear apples to apples perspective and it gives false data, remember that!  You’re exactly where you need to be!

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