All of us are familiar with the concept of “the pursuit of happiness,” right.

But the question is?

Exactly, how do you pursue a happy life? Especially in day-to-day life? What is the true meaning of happiness in the first place?

We all have those moments of sudden joy when the world gets a little brighter. But how do you integrate them into your daily grind?

A better place to start is by defining what the term “happiness” means for you.

There are not one but many different definitions of happiness in the world. It can come from belief, from what you think is true, from action, and so on.

That is why it is necessary for you to understand the actual meaning of happiness.

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Perhaps the simplest definition of all is that happiness is, at its core, a choice. It is actionable.

It is something we can follow as we choose.

And that is the main reason why we’re here, right? Let’s break down some key factors that we can actively pursue happiness, from following our passions to letting go of our expectations and everything in between.

Here are 12 secrets to actively pursuing happiness in your day-to-day life. They work for all ages, and you’ll find that some are outwardly focused while others are more about improving themselves.

However, regardless of the specific “happiness hack,” you choose to try, remember one thing all of these only work if you’re willing to work with them.

In this article, I will share some secrets for living life a happy.

Be grateful every day

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According to research done by researchers Martin Seligman, Robert Emmons, and Michael McCullough, being grateful can result in feeling better about your life, more enthusiastic, and more willing to help others. Being grateful may even help to reduce coronary artery disease. Take some time off to write down what you’re grateful for each and every day without fail.

Be committed

No matter what kind of goals you have set for yourself in life, you have to be fully committed to them. Because of the commitment, you will continue to make the improvements needed to make you better. Whatever you want, whether it’s taking a chance on launching your own startup, getting a gym membership to improve your physical performance, or taking a guitar class because you want to become a musician, commitment is what drives us all to become more successful in life.

Take action

In The Atlantic article, the authors Katty Kay and Claire Shipman share case studies on the confidence gap between men and women. They found that confidence is just as important as competence in self. It was proven in the article that “Taking action boost one’s belief in one’s ability to succeed.”

Dream big, start small, but most of all, start.

Simon Sinek

Don’t listen to anyone or don’t wait for the right time to come to take action. Because no one going to help you rather than yourself. And there is no such thing as a right time.

People don’t care about your success they care about you

Let’s be honest with it. People don’t care about the expensive clothes you wear or gadgets you have how big the house you own, or where you go for vacation. It doesn’t mean that they don’t respect your achievements or possessions. Instead, they actually care about you as an individual person, and they’ll support you no matter what — because they love really you. And believe it!

Success doesn’t mean how much money you have in the bank – it is about what you do for yourself and the world.


Improve your social skill

Living a happy, fulfilling life you have to build social skills in yourself. And there is no way you can build it in yourself in a day or a week.

It takes time and effort for a person to build social skills in themselves.

University of California Santa Barbar, economist Catherine Weinberg after analyzing available data from between 1972 and 1992, found that “The people who are both smart and socially adept earn more in today’s workforce than similarly endowed workers in the year 1980.”


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As Yii-Huei Phang states in one of her articles in The Huffington Post, traveling is a great way to “develop a person’s character” and become a more open-minded person. Along with this, while traveling is a great way to get away from your day-to-day workload, it also helps you appreciate what you do for a living.

Traveling is one of the ways that can do for living a happy, fulfilling life.

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

Saint Augustine

Live in the moment

Living in the present moment is one thing that lacks in many people. So they struggle to enjoy their life the way they want.

You do not have the power to change the past, and in the same way, you have no control of the future. Live in the present moment and enjoy what’s in front of you right here, right now. When you’re too busy making too many plans, you’re causing stress that prevents you from enjoying the present moment.

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present, right.

Alice Morse Earle

Money can’t buy happiness

You may already hear many times in life that money can’t buy happiness. Or you may be wondering is it true or not? You will amaze to know that it is true.

As The Beatles famously announced, (money), “can’t buy me, love.” Do you know other than love what else money can’t buy? Just because you are earning six to seven figures doesn’t mean that you’re necessarily content. There is no doubt that money is much needed, and it helps to make our life easier. But, you should be focusing on your passion, dreams, and goals and not how much your paycheck is.

Have a backup plan ready

You never know when the unexpected things are going to happen in life, right, but when it does happen to you, you’re surrounded by chaos.

If you prepare yourself for the worst-case scenario that happens to you, then you can at least make things a whole lot less chaotic for you. Well, when my last start-up crashed, had I not had some cash set aside (that my brother kept away from me), we would have been in financial ruin. Having three-to-six-month income sources will make the difference. I’ve found that having 12-24 months of cash to pay for all necessities just sitting there has significantly helped me.

You never know what will next, so you should have to be ready for it.

Stick it out

After several years of studying both children and adults, psychologist Angela Duckworth found that one of the characteristics of a successful person is having grit. While giving a TED talk Duckworth stated that “Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is like having the stamina to achieve things. Grit attaches to your future like glue, day in, day out, not just for the day, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for the years, and working really hard to turn that future into reality. It is living life like it is like a marathon, not a sprint.”

Balance work and life

When your work starts to interfere with your life, it can result in employees getting burned out, and frustrated and decreases base morale in the office. While this may not way you treat your employees, it proves that everyone needs time away from the office. If you are able to spend less time in the office by working remotely from anywhere or having flexible hours, you should be able to be more productive in both your personal and professional life.

Do not mix your professional life with personal life. It only cause problems.


Don’t hold grudges

There is really no need for you to hold onto a grudge. It can mentally harm you and makes things worse for you. And, does life seem to go the way you want when you angry?

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