Being Happy Isn't Easy For All Of Us, But Yes, It Is Possible

Being Happy Isn't Easy For All Of Us, But Yes, It Is Possible

Tips to a better life.


We have all had periods of time where we have been unhappy because of school, family, relationships, or a variety of other reasons. Picking yourself back up from troubling situations can be tough. You may want to wallow in your sadness or you may just feel too sad to even move. I am here to tell you that it is time to get out there again and keep living your life. It is important to feel your pain and cry it out, but it is even more necessary to realize when it is time to stop.

The choice has to be yours. No matter how much other people in your life tell you that you should go out and get over your problems, nothing is going to change unless you want it too. People can help you only if you let them. You can do anything you want, you can even try to feel what you want, as long as you believe you can. It is truly amazing how much more you can accomplish if you truly feel that you can.

I personally have worked very hard to change the way I think of myself and of life in general in order to accomplish more. I have attempted to stop comparing myself to others and thinking of my only competition as myself — I am the only person I am trying to be better than.

Because of this, I feel more confident in myself when I do better on a test than I did before, instead of always feeling bad because someone always does better than I do. I have learned that judging your achievements based on others will always result in failure.

For my thoughts on life, I think that you never know what is going to happen. Therefore, I try to keep my anger to a minimum because it is not worth my time to be upset about frivolous things. It is more important to cherish the people you have in your life and be grateful for what you have instead of what you have lost. Most of all, I feel that is vital that you try to do what you love, even if it is just as a hobby because it has the power to brighten any day.

Happiness doesn't come easy. We all have to work to get what we want in life and today is the day you can start.

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10 Bible Verses for Self Esteem

Sometimes you need to search for inner strength and find your own self worth.

We all get those days that we just don't feel good enough for anything. Everything is going wrong. For me, I go to the bible to read the words of God. His personal dialog for us is filled with encouragement, hope, and lessons we can learn from. Here are my top ten verses that are uplifting and impacting when at the lowest of lows:

1. Philippians 4:13:

I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.

2. Psalm 46:5

God is within her, she will not fall.

3. Proverbs 31:25

She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.

4. Psalm 28:76

The Lord is my strength and my shield.

5. 1 Corinthians 25:10

By the grace of God, I am what I am.

6. Romans 5:8

I loved you at your darkest.

7. Psalm 62:5-6

Only God gives inward peace, and I depend on Him. God alone is the mighty rock that keeps me safe, and he is the fortress where I feel secure.

8. 2 Timothy 1:7

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.

9. 1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

10. 2 Chronicles 20:15

The battle is not ours, but God's.

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Reveal Your Inescapable Feelings And Emotions, Don't Suppress Them.

Lack of expression can lead you to endless damage.


Why do we restrict ourselves from expressing intense emotions? Is it because that is our way of undermining the importance of such emotions? Is it because we are attempting to satisfy others by saving them from our craziness? Why do we believe we are "crazy" simply for FEELING even when there is no reason to feel? Is it because we do not wish for people to see such aspects of ourselves that we consider a form of ugliness about our character? Why do we remain so hidden about the powers of our mind and heart? Why do we withhold ourselves from showing the world our most vulnerable treasures?


As you restrain your emotions, you are creating a fire in your heart. The kind of burning rage that will explode and cause further damage to innocent people. When burying our truths, this causes us to behave in an irrational manner. We may withdraw from connections, and not be as engaged in interactions with others.

When you teach yourself to act as if something has not bothered you, when in reality it pains your every thought, you will begin to get into the unhealthy routine of concealing what needs to be discussed. Without proper communication, the wounds will remain. In fact, without an ounce of discussion, the wound will continue to worsen. There will be no healing without confrontation about your deepest and most invisible feelings.

By disguising your emotions, you are not escaping them, you are simply postponing when they will be revealed. Shy away from producing every excuse in the book to justify your inability to admit to what is occurring in your thoughts. Even if you feel like the world would fail to understand your feelings, convey them so you can free your mind and not have to mentally carry a future burden.


The veiled feelings and emotions you are not thoroughly capturing will act as a slow poison. Not only will this create so much disaster within but it will also attack those around you. Have you ever caught yourself surprisingly angered at someone for an act that is minuscule in value? Have you ever witnessed a loved one reacts in a questionable way that made you wonder whether or not their groundless irritation was caused by someone else?

Silencing our emotions and feelings will lead us to take out such anger, hurt, and annoyance on others who are not the sources of our inner demons. It will be disturbingly easy to find other places to store our emotions that we are too busy restricting people from seeing. Sometimes we become so consumed in the efforts it takes to suppress our feelings that we are blind to the effects it has on those it is not meant to.

Emotions are our soul's way of asking for a sense of guidance and understanding. Release them before you find yourself in the burdening cycle of endless pain. Expressing such pain can begin to heal you.

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