Hey, friends! I wanted to share with you my tips on how I become happy and stay happy.
Stop trying to control everything
"Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails." -Proverbs 19:21
Friends, stop worrying! If they are God's plans, they will not fail. If they aren't His plans, then they aren't the best thing for you. You can plan and plan all you want, but if it isn't God's will for your life, it won't happen. Let go, and let God.
This brings me to my next point, stopworrying.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." -Philippians 4:6
Guys, I cannot stress this enough, God's got your back! Don't worry (too much) about things going on in your life, God will provide if you ask.
Excercise is good for the soul. It's scientifically proven that exercise releases endorphins that make you happy. If you make it a priority, meaning more than once a month ;), you'll feel so much happier and will actually have more energy. Not to mention the health benefits!
"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." -1 Thessalonians 5:18
Let's be honest, what does complaining get you? Absolutely nothing. So why put off negative vibes when you could be praising the God who created you?
One of my biggest stress relievers and go to "make me happy" is praying. It helps so much.
Make a gratitude list.
It's so refreshing to see a list of everything that you're thankful for, it really puts all your bad times into perspective.
Stop trying to impress others.
"We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts." – 1 Thessalonians 2:4
People's earthly opinions don't matter, it's what your Father in Heaven thinks of you that matters (ps, He loves you). Once you stop trying to impress others, so much pressure is released off your shoulders!
Try to laugh every day.
Laughter is good for the soul, it just is. Read jokes or watch a funny TV show, whatever's it is that makes you laugh, do it every day.
"Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." – Ephesians 4:31-32
Guys, it literally says in the Bible to forgive, multiple times I might add. I know it's hard to forgive that guy who cheated on you, or that girl that spread rumors about you, but if God can forgive your sins, you have to forgive theirs. God forgave them. In order to live a happy life, you need to let go of all the anger you have towards someone. Usually, being mad only hurts you and the other person isn't affected.
I hope my tips helped! Make sure to tell me in the comments what you do to stay happy. 🙂