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5 Simple Ways to Be Happy

We know that everyone has their own way of being happy. However, one thing may be worth remembering: happiness is not to be found, it is created.

So here, let me share some simple ways for you:

1. Before dinner each night, say one thing (or more) you are grateful for. (If you pray, then this can become part of your prayer as well.)

2. Write a Thank You note to someone this week. If you can’t find anything else to thank someone for, then just write them a note to thank them for being in your life. Any time they spend with you is a gift.

3. Take 30 seconds to breathe. There is no easier way to make time for yourself and be grateful for your own existence than to breathe. Close your eyes. Breathe in through your nose for a count of three and out through your mouth for a count of five. Do this 5 times.

4. Do nothing for 2 minutes. Guess what happens? Nothing! You didn’t lose your job. Your family didn’t leave you. You’re not a failure. Nobody judged you. In fact, the only thing that really happened was that you realized that you can make time for yourself and enjoy your own presence without consuming something (eating, watching TV, etc).

5. Call a friend that you haven’t talked to in a while. We live for close connection. Having Instagram and Twitter followers and a large network is great, but it lacks the meaning of close connection. Reach out to someone who is important to you. Talk about whatever you want. You don’t have to say anything cheesy or uncomfortable. Just enjoy the conversation and be grateful for that person.

You can also share your simple ways to be happy down below, mates!

Contributed by Fahriza Mutiara Fajariyanti – 2210171019

53 thoughts on “5 Simple Ways to Be Happy”

  1. Nova Andre Saputra

    I agree with this article Start a gratitude list or journal. Concentrating on what you are thankful for in your life is a sure-fire way to feel better about yourself and improve your attitude. Do something you love. Connect with others. Exercise. Help someone else, they are good too

  2. Dhani Mahardika Prihanggodo

    thanks for the article. i agree with this “happiness is not to be found, its created” but i confused sometimes with the opinion that expressed happines can be measured by money.

    1. Dhani Mahardika Prihanggodo

      because sometimes i am happy when i buy something that i like but the things that make me happy is if i can gathering with my friends and tell many things.

  3. Dela Nindiya Sari

    I agree with this article, because it is true that happiness is not found, but created. So happiness is not something that is ready to wear, but happiness comes from our own actions.

  4. Nurul Qomariyah

    actually happiness is ourselves who create. feelings can change anytime and anywhere. so that we also have to be able to handle our happy feelings.

  5. Mahdanu Oktarinda Fajaria

    yeah, this article talks about how to be happy, not to look happy xixixixi the simple way to look happy is just by typing this emoticon 🙂

  6. Dian Nurmayasari

    I think that happy is a complex word to describe. I mean maybe to someone way to be happy is just a simple things to do, but in another side some people couldn’t understand what’s the real meaning of happiness is. They even struggle of what being happy is. But yeah Every one deserves being happy no matter what they have been going through on ..

  7. Dicha Nada Puspita D4 Tekkom A

    My way to be happy is very simple. It’s written in this article on number 4. Whenever I do nothing, sometimes for more than 2 minutes, I feel relieved, I don’t know why I feel it, but it makes me realize that no matter how hard my day is, I still have chances, I have the people around me and… foods are still everywhere because food is life 😀

    1. Almira Innasty Wibowo D4TEKKOMA

      Sometimes if we had a bad day, the only thing we could feel are failure, miserable and others bad feelings. I agreed with you. We just have to take a deep breath , look around and realize that we still have new chances for every day. 🙂
      Yes, food is our source of happiness 😀

  8. Aris Styo Alfandi

    Yes, I totally agree with this. Everyone must and must get happiness. There are actually many ways that we can be happy. But everyone has their own version of happiness.

    1. Aris Styo Alfandi

      Just like looking at the outside can make people happy. And there are also people who travel alone then visit their friends who are also happy. There are also those who stay at home and are happy too

      1. Aris Styo Alfandi

        And Islam also reminds us all, that to find this happiness we can give happiness to others. Other people also get happiness from us and we also get pleasure from that person.

        1. Aris Styo Alfandi

          As for my own version, the way I get happiness is by visiting sights like forests, mountains, and also oceans. And also I prefer to travel alone to visit that place.

          1. Aris Styo Alfandi

            Then if there is no money to travel, I also prefer to watch funny videos and cook. With that it can make me happy. And don’t forget to read the Al-Qur’an to calm ourselves 🙂

  9. Ifadatur Rohmah

    yes, I totally agree with happiness is not to found it’s created. but I want to give my opinion. usually making myself happy, I always say thank you to myself for have passed the day before sleep. it’s very simple but make me happy and proud of my self wkwkwk

      1. Rinda Cahya Nahdliana

        totally agree
        may be we can get the happiness when we in an environment that makes us comfortable and free to explore whatever will make us happy

  10. Novaren Veraldo

    Sometimes happiness spread. I agree with your second point. But you don’t need to make effort with making notes. A simple smile could change some people day! So make sure to give your smile to other people! Note: Sometime you need to watch the situation before giving your smile to other people. It’s same with your opinion or something else.

  11. Ika Roikhanah D4TEKKOMA

    Great article to invite people to always be happy, Have you done that? I think everyone has their own way to make themselves happy, one of my ways to be happy is to go out with someone and eat spicy.

  12. Wifda Muna Fatihia

    I believe that happiness comes from ourselves and everyone has different ways to be happy. But for me, being grateful and sincere for what we have and we do can make us happy and enjoy our life.

      1. Rinda Cahya Nahdliana

        I think enjoying life is actually easy, only we make it difficult :”D
        for example, we think too much about what people say without considering how we really are

  13. Almira Innasty Wibowo D4TEKKOMA

    Thank you for sharing this, because I feel like not many people talk about happiness. I agreed with all of the points above, it’s simple yet impactful. For me, one important key to reach happiness is acceptance. 🙂

  14. Vina Tri Hartini

    I always feel useless and nothinh to do everyday, but in the same time i feel very busy. But I’m very grateful to have survived up to this point

    1. Zakia Hafzhy Islami

      It’s easy to link the idea of happiness with the situation we’re in. We might tell ourselves, “If only things were different, then I’d be happy”

      1. Zakia Hafzhy Islami

        But that’s not really how happiness works. Research shows that just a small portion of happiness (only about 10%) depends on a person’s situation.

        1. Zakia Hafzhy Islami

          Feeling some positive emotions every day has a big effect on our happiness and well-being. That’s why it’s so important to do things that give us positive feelings.

    1. Hello, Yes I totally agree with you. Even if we are sad or something, we should always smile. Because in my opinion, if our bodies are given something positive then we will also feel something positive too 🙂

  15. Indeed, happiness is easy to find. It doesn’t need to be something expensive, luxurious, or ugly, happiness can be found in a simple and easy way. But it all depends on each individual. For me, vacationing in the open air is one way to get happiness. Besides that, being grateful for what God has given also shows that we feel happy.

      1. Mochammad Aliffiansyah M

        I like vacation a lot. I ever hope that when i go on a vacation it will never end. But something must comes to and end. Nothing last forever

    1. Hello,niko. Yes I also agree with you. Vacationing in open air is the best way to make we enjoying our life, get rid of boredom with grateful for God’s creature. Because in there, we can breathe fresh oxygen. Maybe you can go to beach, mountain, and so on.

    1. Rohmad Rifai D4TEKKOMB

      For point 2, writing “Thank You” on a note can make someone happy because when they read it, they will smile, and this smile can make someone happier.

  16. M Aqil Wenda Rizkiawan

    really agree with what is discussed in this article, in essence we must have time for ourselves even if only for a moment even if only limited to breathing and relaxing ourselves

    1. M Aqil Wenda Rizkiawan

      In addition, we need to increase our own time, because in my opinion the body also needs to be in sync with the brain, so we must try to synchronize the brain with the body through time for ourselves.

      1. M Aqil Wenda Rizkiawan

        besides that this article also states that contact old friends, it is indeed very good for yourself in the future, because in Islam there is a saying that says friendship extends life

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