7 Methods to Enhance Your Happiness Beginning NOW

I just took the” true happiness test “ and my grade was A+. The test unearths puny areas that need improving as well as the strong areas which make a person happy.

About My Grade:

“You scored high in both remembered and experienced happiness. You feel competent, independent, and have good relationships with friends — all main factors to your happiness. Your positive approach reflects your want and ability to flourish on a daily basis. Continue to support your healthy self-image by making enhancements to your home and spending time on activities that truly interest you.” From bluezones

It left out the real reason nevertheless , which is God’s presence in my life. I knew I used to be a pretty happy guy, but failed to know I might score that high. After I took the test, I commenced to attempt to appraise why I’m satisfied. I have some things in my life, as well as others, that could pull me down, but I have a tendency to focus on the great things, and I think the 7 tactics to improve your happiness now, mentioned below, are all necessary so as to be satisfied.

7 tactics to improve your happiness beginning now These are based on my own experience; I hope you find them helpful:

1. Improve your finances

2. Enhance your health

3. Improve relations

4. Do more things that you like

5. Go to new places and meet new people

6. Get a pet

7. Develop your spiritual life

Enhance your finances:

It is extremely important to your happiness to have your financials in order. Some buy things thinking they are going to make them happy, and basically occasionally it takes away from their happiness. When you have to struggle to pay for all the things you have bought, and are constantly living on the monetary edge, it is hard to have much happiness.

If you’re young particularly, it’s so important to learn finances and make some wise financial choices. These are some things that I suggest that you start to do now: Pay off your bills beginning with the smallest. As fast as you pay off a bill, take the amount you are paying on it and clear the next one till you are paid off. In the in the meantime, avoid the temptation to buy anything else.

The difference in how folk with money spend their money contrasted with folks who don’t is that folks with cash buy assets, while folks who don’t have money buy un-needed junk that often winds up in a garage sale.

Be wise in how you spend your cash; live below your means in order to save. Remember, it’s not how much you earn but how well you manage what you earn. It isn’t a matter of reducing the standard of your life either, but a matter of better managing your spending and saving.

There are a large amount of highly paid folk who live from payslip to paycheck. They have never learned how to manage money either. I read latterly that a famous picture star’s home in Florida is in foreclosure; he was the top box office draw for years and made millions. He is not the sole celebrity who is in trouble financially; there are many others. So once more, it is not how much you earn as it is how you manage what you earn.

A famous entrepreneur on the Internet was talking recently about his surprise when his mum told him she was retiring with over a million greenbacks from her job as the church secretary. Church secretary doesn’t pay that much but allegedly she knew ways to manage cash.

Take time to evaluate your finances, and make some plans concerning how to get them under control and be certain to start to save for retirement unless you plan to work till you drop over dead.

Enhance your health:

It is tricky to be satisfied if you are suffering from poor health. Folks with poor health typically suffer with lots of pain or restrictions. I was sitting on a park bench today at the beach on a stunning warm day in Florida, when a person and his better half came along. They paused to ask about my dog. We talked for some time and I noticed he had a respiring problem. Before long he took out a cig pack and lit up. He did not smoke the whole ciggie; he punctiliously put it out and then replaced the remainder back into the package for later on. It continues to amaze me how some knowingly destroy their health. I had two mates who had lung cancer and continued to smoke right up until they died. I haven’t smoked,. So I don’t know what it is like, but I frequently wonder what it is about a fag that’s more vital than health or even life for a case of fact.

Habits that include health hazards are not worth it. Your wellbeing is a crucial ingredient to happiness. Here’s the thing: It is just as easy to maintain good health as it is to tear your wellbeing down with unacceptable habits, bad eating and lack of exercise. You may have good health by changing a couple of things about your way of life and by doing just a little every day to maintain it. It’s correct that we don’t have complete control over our health, but we do have lots of control over it.

Improve relationships:

The first sentence above of the evaluation of my happiness test says: “You scored high in both recalled and experienced happiness. You're feeling competent, independent, and have good relations with mates “all main factors to your happiness.”

If there's one thing in life that is more critical than all of the rest as far as happiness, it would be relationships. It doesn’t matter what you have, if you have no one to enjoy life with, it is trivial. Some individuals mess off all of their friends and wind up alone, disgruntle and sad. Relations like most anything else need upkeep and care to grow and to survive. The best rough guide when it comes to improving relationships is the golden rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Do more things that you enjoy:

I could add to the above,” and less of the things you don’t enjoy .” For years I was in a situation that needed regular conferences. If those meeting had been required and had purpose, it would be different but for the main part they were never; so I developed a hatred concerning conferences and till this day I avoid them; I hate them. I am at the point today where I’ll choose the things I do , and so I do very few things that I just don’t enjoy.

One of the good things about having a robust finance state is the facility to do more of the things you enjoy in life. I enjoy travel, so I’ve traveled in 49 states and a number of other nations. You can’t do this if you do not get on top of your financials when you’re young.

Go to new places and meet new people:

One of the things I am hoping to do in late 2012 is to take a trip to China for a year and teach English in a school. I would be teaching about 400 Chinese scholars. While this isn’t yet for certain, I am hoping it works out. That to me is something completely different from anything I’ve done before, and the idea of meeting that many new, young people and in another country, is so much fun.

But it does not have to be something as drastic as that; it can be going to new places in your own community and meeting new folks and making new pals.

Get a pet:

Pardon me for using so many private examples in this post however it is founded upon my own experiences of things that have added happiness to my life, so I suppose if that is the case it’s alright.

Having a pet is so necessary to me. I have owned pets all though my life, both dogs and cats, though I like dogs. All my pets have been outside pets until the present one. I currently have a West Highland Terrier, known as “Westy”, who is an insider dog.

How I came about him is a gloomy tale. My spouse always wanted a Westy, but since I never liked to have an insider dog, we never got one, that is until she got sick with cancer and then I agreed to get one. She acquired him when he was two months old and he was so small that she regularly carried him in a large purse with just his head sticking out.

The sad part is that she died 11 months after getting the dog. He was completely her dog until she died and then he turned to me and has been at my side for over six years now. He has been such a help to me during the mourning period, and to this day he’s cheerful just being where I am. I might hate worst than anything to be without him; he adds so much happiness to my life. I travel in a motor home, and together he and I’ve been in 37 states. It is a undisputed fact that folk with dogs are merrier and also live for longer.

Develop your spiritual life:

More than anything else in my life, the spiritual connection I have had with God has given me happiness, happiness and purpose. Even thru the tricky times of my life, and perhaps especially during those times, God’s presence has brought me through. I can’t imagine going thru life alone without God.

I can remember years ago reading a poem which has stuck with me. I found it on the Web. The original author isn’t known. This copy is offered by Margaret Fishback Powers.

I Had a Dream

One night I had a dream

I was taking a walk along the beach with my Lord.

. Across the sky flashed scenes from my life.

For each scene I spotted two sets

of footprints in the sand,

one belonging to me

and the other to my Lord.

When the last scene of my life shot before me

I looked back at the footprints in the sand.

There was just one set of footprints.

I spotted that this was at the lowest

and saddest times in my life.

This always worried me

and I criticized the Lord

about my quandary.

“Lord, you told me when I made up my mind to follow You,

You would walk and talk with me all the way.

But I am conscious of the fact that during the most annoying

times of my life there’s only one set of footprints.

I don’t understand why, when I needed You most,

you leave me.”

He murmured, “My dear, valuable kid,

I adore you and will never leave you

never, ever during your times of trial and testings.

When you saw only 1 set of footprints

It was then that I carried you.”


It’s a good thing to go thru life with a measure of happiness, but happiness is not the most important thing. My aim in life isn’t centered entirely on maintaining a state of happiness but rather on satisfying purpose. I know what my gifts are and I know what my purpose is, so I’m concerned in that. Happiness looks to be kind of an after effect. One thing I am sure of, and that is my happiness is more dependent upon my spiritual relationship with God than any other thing. When your relationship with God comes first, it is far easier to experience a continued state of happiness.

Jimmie Burroughs is a motivational speaker and writer who has been concerned in teaching Christian Personal Development for over 30 years. He’s a dedicated disciple of Jesus Christ and considers helping folks his calling in life. His website contains over 600 articles on preparing yourself for success through private development and the things which accompany private development.