Rebar’s keys to happiness

Are you really happy? Do you jump out of bed every morning with a smile on your face ready to go? Or are you somebody like me who struggled to stay motivated because of the lack of success?

Here I am going to show you how I went from depressed and very down, to the happiest I have ever been, all with very easy steps.

Rule #1 to increase happiness: LOVE WHAT YOU DO!

No matter what you do in life, you will either give 100% or half-a** it. The ONLY way you will give 100% effort towards something is if you truly LOVE doing it! It’s that easy. If you hateeeee working that 9-5 job and complain about it all the time, are you giving 100% effort to become better at that job? Hellll Nooooo, BUT when you are passionate about the task at hand, you will begin to realize that at this point is when you are truly the happiest!

 

Rule #2 to increase happiness: LEARN!

You might be thinking “well obviously I need to learn” but I’m not talking about learning math equations or about Hamlet (although that never hurts!). I’m talking about learning life lessons.

Learn that no matter what happens, life goes on. Learn that no matter how much you “hate” your parents, they are always the first ones there for you and they LOVE you.. Love them back. I have leaned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life”. Learn to not go through life wearing catchers mitts on both hands, sometimes you have to throw some stuff back. Learn that EVERYBODY in this world is going through something, sometimes much bigger than our problems.. Be nice.

I’ve learned that whenever you make a decision truly with your heart, you’re usually never wrong. I’ve also learned that I have so much more to actually learn. I am only 23 years old, I believed I have learned a lot, but this is only the tip of the iceberg!

Rule #3 to increase happiness: Make others happy!

I know some people might be thinking “Why would I try to make somebody else happy when I can’t even make myself happy?!” Here’s my answer: Happiness is contagious! Just because you are not smiling ear to ear everyday does not mean that you are not happy, it simply means you are human. I have found over the years that even doing the smallest gesture for somebody (opening a door, paying for the strangers coffee behind you, “thank you”) leaves the biggest impact. Even though it may not have been a big deal to you paying for the girls coffee behind you at Dunkin Donuts, you may have just helped a single mother who needed a coffee at 9a.m. after taking care of her child all night/morning and could barely afford it because of the baby. Just think about how much you have to be grateful for in your life, and then you will start to realize that you are much more fortunate than you think. Even if it is just a small gesture today, do something nice for somebody else and FEEL the satisfaction to get in return. That is happiness money can’t buy! #payitforward

Rebar’s best quote to live by:

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will NEVER forget how you made them feel.”

 -Maya Angelou

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