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1. Stop searching for all the problems, and start looking for the awesome things in life.

2. There's always an endless supply of things to be stressed about. Don't waste your time on them. Just let them go.

3. Be happy for others who are happy or successful, even if you're jealous of them.

4. Accept that life isn't perfect.

5. Believe that you are wonderful and beautiful; love yourself just the way you are.

6. The quickest way to help yourself is to help others.

7. Be open to other/new possibilities.

8. Listen to what others have to say.

9. Always think of at least one positive thought in every situation.

10. Reslove conflicts with gentleness, or you'll just be adding to the fuel.

11. Don't use up your energy fighting battles; use it for doing things you enjoy.

12. Life is one mistake after another, so don't be too hard on yourself.

13. Be nice to the people who need someone to be nice to them.

14. Be patient when you're in a bad mood. Wait for the good mood to come back again.

15. Release your stress or frustration through exercise and sports.

16. Keep remembering the good aspects of your life. Write them down in your secret diary, or write them down in your deviantART journal, or even write them down on post-it notes and stick them up on your wall!

17. Accept that technology doesn't always work.

18. Show enthusiasm in the things you do whenever possible.

19. When walking down the hallway: smile to strangers, greet classmates and teachers you know, and embrace your friends.

20. Talk less critisism and harsh words.

21. Clear your mind in stressful times. The answer will come once your mind is relaxed.

22. Don't be in a hurry - give yourself enough time to do what you need to do.

23. Think more about the good or 'okay' things that happen to you. Why would you want to re-experience all the bad stuff that happened in your day?

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I am reading the book Don't Sweat The Small Stuff for Teens by Richard Carlson (highly recommend you to read it), and while reading it I came up with a list of ways to become a happier person. So here it is. I hope you all enjoy it and I wish you all to have a happy life :hug: I'll be adding more as I progress with the book.

If you want to add anything else to the list, I'd be very happy to include it!

Also, I'd be happy to discuss some of the things I've listed in here. Which ones do you agree with? Which ones do you not agree with? Have you had certain life experiences that have taught you something important?

Sometimes we're so busy that we don't take some time to look back and see if we're happy with what we're doing...




:iconbrujimoon:~brujimoon has kindly translated this into Spanish!
Como vivir una vida feliz1. Deja de buscar todos los problemas, y comienza a buscar las cosas increíbles de la vida.   2. Siempre hay un sinfín de cosas por las cuales preocuparse. No gastes tu tiempo en ellas. Solo déjalas ir.   3. Alégrate por los que son felices o exitosos, aún si estás celoso de ellos.   4. Acepta que la vida no es perfecta.   5. Considérate maravilloso y hermoso; ámate a ti mismo de la forma en que eres.   6. La forma mas rápida de ayudarte a ti mismo es ayudando a otros.   7. Sé abierto con otras/nuevas posibilidades.   8. Esc
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:icontaichitwo:
taichitwo Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love it ,Heart Heart 
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ARMachado Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Once I found a sying I never forgot :
Smile to be happy, don't wait for happy moments to smile!
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Viologen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for sharing. :)
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:iconvivsters:
vivsters Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
glad you liked it :)
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authorofthings Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
i hv to disagree a bit with number 2 n 11. i'm stressed about school, but i shouldn't stop right. n i fight my way to get good grades n not do the things i enjoy instead. hahaha, just saying lol, it's probably not what u meant but i'm just saying lol
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MackBack Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
wow Awsome Collection keep goinN i like it :) bless ya
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:iconvivsters:
vivsters Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much! :D
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JadeYQ Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Very good summery. I will let my daughter to read this book.
Thanks.
Jade
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PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
You were featured here: [link] . :peace:
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:iconvivsters:
vivsters Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awww thanks!
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:iconadwantic:
adwantic Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Love the new points :) It's just getting better and better :) just got to say that I totally love 17 I'm going to try my best to follow it cause thats the major reason to why I'm irritated sometimes :P
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:iconvivsters:
vivsters Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
haha i know! I hate it when my internet crashes! or when my USB doesn't show up when i plug it in!
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:iconadwantic:
adwantic Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
It's the worst thing that can happen :P
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FoxyPheonix Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I agree with all but number 6. "The quickest way to help yourself is to help others." I agree it's good to help others, and that it's always a wonderful thing to put a smile on someone else's face. But often times I find myself or see others too worried about helping others to help themselves. They actually cause themselves unhappiness because they do nothing but help others. Being the selfless hero isn't always what it's cracked up to be.
This is a lovely list, though. Thank you for making it.
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twilights-embers Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Great ideas. I just wish I didn't get caught up on 1, 5, and 12. :iconotlplz:
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:iconvivsters:
vivsters Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I think being happy all depends on the way you perceive things. If you can change your mind about things, then you can learn to be happy =D
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twilights-embers Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
I'm a stubborn person. Changing my mind is hard. :XD:
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:icontwilights-embers:
twilights-embers Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Great ideas. I just wish I didn't get caught up on 1, 5, and 12. :iconotlplz:
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brujimoon Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like this, it's very true :D
if you want, i can translate it into spanish... it's just a suggestion :)
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:iconvivsters:
vivsters Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha sure, you can do that if you want =)
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:iconbrujimoon:
brujimoon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
here is the translation [link]
i post it in my account

notify me if something is wrong :D
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:iconvivsters:
vivsters Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much!!

I just updated the list... but you don't have to translate it if you don't want to!
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:iconbrujimoon:
brujimoon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I update it, too :D
if i can translate it, i will do it, dear :heart:
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The-Tabby-Tiger Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student General Artist
everyone gets down and out sometimes, but you will never be alone. Everyone is someone else's life.
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what-simon-says Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
I'm a very pessimist person, and I always have something to worry about. (I think I might suffer from an anxiety disorder. I just keep it all inside.) This helps, so thank you.

:iconblush--plz:
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AlisaTheArtiste Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
No matter how bad your situation is, there's always someone out there who has it worse.
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like-ill-angels Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Love this!
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:iconspacecampingnikineko:
Oh oh, what about being an a**hole never helps anyone? And since it'd impossible to be nice all the time, just don't be a jerk all the time either. Your ring if friends and allies will grow better that way :heart:
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adwantic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
It's a fantastic list and I agree with you on most of the points but I have a hard time believing that the 3 and 9 will work to follow... but that's probably just me ^^
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vivsters Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, since seeing other people more successful than you makes you jealous... but I guess feeling happy for them makes you feel like you're sharing their success, kind of.

I changed #9 to 'Always think of at least one positive thought in every situation". It sounds more do-able now :P
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adwantic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
:D Yes that sounds better :)
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MiniSatra Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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Smile.

That's all I can say or offer.
Smile, keep a positive attitude.
Like yawning, smiling seems contagious.

c:
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Feddafella Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Just like to say, a fantastic list, I'm pretty sure just about everyone can say whether or not they do or don't do these, and I'd say those who follow them are pretty happy. I can tick of 10/12 and lately I keep thinking to myself "Wow I like my life." So I'd say it's a pretty accurate list :)
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:iconvivsters:
vivsters Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's great! I'm happy for you =)

Sometimes, we're happy but we just don't realize it at the time.
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Feddafella Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Haha yeah I know |: 'Tis weird, I've never acknowledged my own like inner serenity, y'know? But I've been doing it lately, and it feels good.
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