We need true friends and family to be happy. This is the most annoyingly basic rule of happiness people ignore to this day. Build genuine relationships with good people and let that fuel your life.
Chasing money when you’re unhappy is like collecting diamonds when you’re stuck on a deserted island.
Our moods are determined by our hormone levels. Which, in turn, is optimized by exercise. Get moving.
I know several people who look like Gods and Goddesses but don’t have an ounce of happiness in their lives. In fact, their gorgeous looks are often their major source of misery.
Seeing yourself grow as a person brings tons of happiness. Don’t stay stagnant. Always keep improving yourself.
You don’t necessarily have to make a career out of it. But keep creating something. Cook something original. Write a song. Paint a picture. Fold paper. Whatever.
Every single person on the planet likes music. It’s as essential to us as food. Don’t just listen to music. Play an instrument. I particularly like to spend some time every evening playing my Uke.
You don’t need more stuff. In fact, you need to get rid of most of your stuff. Stop finding happiness in buying things and start receiving happiness by letting go of things.
We suffer when we attach feelings of desire and aversion to temporary things (which is everything). Tell yourself — this too shall pass.