Independently Happy

I take happiness seriously. So you don't have to.

Stop Trying to Be Happy So You Can Be Happy

It’s easy to confuse happiness with pleasure and wreck your happiness by pursuing pleasure. You end up constantly chasing and never finding. A key to happiness is to stop trying to be happy.   “If only we’d stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time.” ― Edith Wharton   Err. wait. […]

Take the Power to Control Your Own Life

take the power to control your own life

It’s easy to give your life away. Do you feel like you constantly live for everyone else and never take time for yourself? The ways to take the power to control your own life are quite simple. Doing it? That’s a whole nutter butter sammich. “This life is yours. Take the power to choose what […]

Finding Beauty in the Simple Things

Does happiness seem impossible sometimes? Maybe you’re making happiness too difficult. Focus attention on the simple things to get happier. Happiness can seem elusive when you chase it. It’s like a bunny. Chase it in a field, and it runs a little to fast for you. Try to grab it from the hat and you […]

Happiness is a Byproduct of a Life Well Lived

happiness is a byproduct of a life well lived

Chasing happiness can be frustrating. It’s a great reason to not chase it. Happiness isn’t something you can simply get. As Eleanor Roosevelt said, happiness is a byproduct of a life well lived. “Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.” – Eleanor Roosevelt   Pursuing Happiness Doesn’t Work It’s like: […]

Time Flies So Fast! How We Can Slow it Down

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Do you ever feel like Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in Interstellar? You think you’ve just dropped on and off Miller’s planet for a few minutes and realize you were gone 23 years? When you’re drifting through life and not paying attention, time flies so fast. Not only does time fly, but it seems to […]

Inspiring Happiness Quotes

Everyone loves quotes. Inspiring quotes adorn shirts, mugs, posters and email signatures. You know you want to be the one who shares the best quotes with your friends. This page is the ultimate source for inspiring and easily-shareable happiness quotes! Jump to the Quotes Click a link to skip my wise words to go the […]

Nurturing a Positive Disposition

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When life gets rough, it’s tough to stay positive and happy. Life can wreck your happiness if you let it depend on your circumstances. The best way to build happiness is nurturing a positive disposition. Although Independently Happy means you’ve worked and built a foundation of happiness that won’t depend on anything external, building happiness […]

How to Survive an Open Plan Office

If you’re used to your office or cubical, moving to an open plan office can be miserable and overwhelming. There are ways to cope, though. It will take some time, diligence and creativity, but you can learn how to survive an open plan office. If you find New York City’s Time Square frantic, noisy and […]

Conquer Yourself and Love the world to Be Happy

Conquer yourself to be happy

We like to think we get happiness when life is pleasant. The reality is you have to put in a little effort, to conquer the desire for liesure. The reaons you should conquer yourself to be happy are simpler than you think. Sri Chinmoy was meditating when meditating wasn’t cool. I’m pretty sure he had […]

Pink Floyd’s Time is the Wisest Song Ever!

Pink Floyd Time meaning

Many of us worry about time. None of us has enough time each day, and many of us think about how much time we have left here on Earth. We try to squeeze in as much work and life as possible into our very limited time, wondering if we’re using it wisely. Roger Waters gave […]