With the New Year coming up fast, it’s time for you to start thinking about your goals and dreams for 2015. Focusing on things that make you happy should be a high priority. Unfortunately, some people don’t feel that they deserve to have a good life. Nothing could be further from the truth. You do deserve to be happy. Remember, happy people always choose happiness, so why not become one of them? Here are ten reasons why you deserve to be happy this new year.
1. You’ve dealt with a lot in life
Everyone has their own struggle and if you’re wondering if you should be happy, chances are yours is one of the tougher ones. While everyone should have a chance at happiness, those who have been through a rough time may not feel like they should. Maybe the current year is not successful, but the new year gives you a great chance to become happier and improve your life. Don’t miss this chance!
2. You are busy working
Life is anything but simple. Trying to balance work, school, family and more can be tough and frustrating. You deserve to find some happiness in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In the coming year, break the habit of spending your evenings at work. Money should never be your priority. I believe that people don’t need to earn lots of money to be happy. Your health, your family and your inner peace are those things that matter most.
3. It’s hard to keep going if you don’t motivate yourself
Working and pushing yourself constantly is usually motivated by a specific goal. In most cases, that goal is something that will make you happy. Whether you are aiming to run a marathon or get a raise, the hard work you put in will be worth it. Just make sure you set achievable goals and believe in yourself. Confidence is very important here.
4. You do things to make other people happy
We live in a cruel world full of rude and unhappy people. Don’t become one of them. Keep a positive attitude and be kind to everyone, even your enemies. Also, consider volunteering all year round. When you smile at a waiter, give change to the homeless or just help a friend move, you’re making other people’s lives better. It may be a small thing, but it makes a big difference. Why shouldn’t you have the same?
5. When you appreciate life, good things will come your way
Call it the Law of Attraction or just positive thinking, but appreciation goes a long way. When you live your life to the fullest, you will reap the benefits. The cycle continues, with positive reinforcement. If you will keep telling that you are the most miserable person in the world, you will never become happy. Nourish your positive attitude each day and stay grateful for all things you have in your life.
6. You need a boost
Life has its ups and downs and if you are coming out of a down, it’s high time you had a positive boost. This new year, you can be happy again. It may not be the easiest thing in the world, but happiness will take you a long ways. Keep a gratitude journal or read some inspirational quotes each day. This will help keep your spirits high and achieve more life-changing goals.
7. You’ll be more productive and successful
Studies have shown that happy people tend to do better in life and work. That makes sense if you consider that your attitude affects how people perceive you. The people who are watching could be the ones who are in a position to offer you a job or a raise. So if you want to get a promotion, you should definitely stay positive and happy no matter what.
8. You’ll live longer
Did you know that happiness is a factor in life expectancy? It may not be the only factor, but even if you die young, you will enjoy your life to the fullest until then. Make every day count and you’ll love your life, whether you live another eighty years or not. Don’t forget about healthy diet and regular workouts. They play a crucial role in your life expectancy too.
9. It will help your relationship
Whether you have a partner or not, you should be happy. No one really wants to be in a relationship with someone who is always down. When you’re happy, you’ll find that your relationships improve. If you have someone who has stuck by you through thick and thin, you both deserve to be happy. Spend more time together and enjoy every single day of your lives.
10. You are alive
It may not be the perfect life, but you have something that many people have been denied. For this reason alone, you should be happy. Life is a reason to be thankful. Be grateful for how lucky you are to enjoy this beautiful world. Enjoy every thing and opportunity that life offers you and be thankful for that.
Now that you know you deserve to be happy, what can you do to ensure that you really are? Start by smiling more and writing down the things you are grateful for each day. A daily gratitude journal can help you see the good in life. Make a point of doing things that make you happy, as well. Eventually, you’ll find that it is just the way you are.