“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting…so get on your way”- Dr. Seuss

What are we all waiting for? Is it happiness? What are we all doing to get there? What holds you back? Is it you? No matter our circumstances we can find ways to be happy. I promise. If you don’t believe me just google it. There are tons of studies that agree with me. Circumstances and lifestyle are only a portion of happiness. The rest is up to you. Let me give you a few pointers on finding happiness despite all that life throws at you. If you already know them that is great!! I hope you are living life joyfully! If these are new for you than I am grateful you stopped by today! Put these into action in your life and you will begin to experience a shift!!

Stop waiting for the future!! Get rid of the “If only I had…I would be happy” and the “I’ll be happy when…” Just stop! There is no reason you shouldn’t be happy right now!! Right now with the blessings you already have!!

Stop chasing things! Things don’t make us happy. Do they help, sure. Do they create happiness? Absolutely not!! You create your own happiness, remember! You aren’t going to find happiness on Amazon Prime.

Surround yourself with happy people!! That is one reason we love Hotmess so much! We have opportunity to get out and be social and spend time with people that know happiness comes from within!

You aren’t a victim. Life isn’t out to get you. You aren’t helpless to change things. Stop thinking like that. Stand up and embrace your power. You can change things!! You aren’t the only one bad things happen to!

“The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” – Benjamin Franklin

Be optimistic! Nothing kills happiness like pessimism. Look for the good in everything. If you do happiness will be right there! And stop complaining. It only confirms those false beliefs that life is out to get you.

Don’t waste time sitting back waiting for life to happen to you. Go out and make life happen for you! Improve yourself, set goals, or learn something new!! Stop wondering why things never change and get up and change them yourself!

Get rid of jealousy! Stop looking at what others have and comparing. Chances are those with all that stuff you are envious of are just as unhappy as you are!

Now that you know the secrets to happiness get out there and make some happiness then share it with others!!

Jen “Hotmess Hottie”

Please note that I do understand there are mental illness that make the creating of happiness very difficult. I also know that if we try our best to do the above things it can only help!