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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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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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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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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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vivsters Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awww thanks!
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