Independently Happy

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

3 New Year’s Resolutions to Ensure a Great Year

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Think New Year’s Resolutions are a waste of time? If you want to stop feeling frustrated, here are the 3 New Years Resolutions to ensure a great 2021.

7 Ways to Make Fear Fun

How much do you miss out on because of fear? Life will be much more fulfilling when you learn to overcome fear, so here are ways to make fear fun.

How to Conquer Your Fear of New Things


We don’t like change and we fear the unknown. New things don’t stand a chance! This how to conquer your fear of new things.

How to Do What You Don’t Want to Do

Feeling stuck or struggling with procrastination? Ready to rise from your routine and enjoy purpose and growth? This is how to do what you don’t want to do.

Getting vs. Becoming

Not getting what we want is frustrating, and getting what we want doesn’t lead to happiness. Knowing the difference between getting vs becoming will more enrich your happiness. The Path to Getting What You Want Like so many things I do, this one drives me crazy. Remember when my kid and I were working towards […]

Surviving Change: Holding on to What’s Precious

Surviving change requires learning that we can’t control what happens. We should focus our efforts and work to preserve what is most precious. Although there are no guarantees that we can preserve everything that’s dear to us, we should learn to appreciate and hold on to what’s precious. Everything changes. Even back in 500BC, Heraclitus […]

The Best Way to Guarantee Personal Growth

A famous book suggests that we can think and grow. Merely thinking will not get you far. Realistically, the best way to guarantee personal growth is to think, imagine, plan, prepare, act.

3 Simple Reasons Why Optimism Is Not Enough


Optimism is overrated. Don’t get me wrong, it’s way better than pestimism (Word!), but it’s empty without action. Although it is vital for building happiness, optimism is not enough. Optimism Without Action is Empty Without action, optimism is just fluff. Unfortunately, it will eventually run out. We’ll stop falling for it. We need objective evidence, […]

How Habits Make Deposits Into Our Happiness

Do habits sound boring to you? Don’t let habits withdraw from your Happiness. Here is how to use habits to make deposits into our Happiness instead of our unhappiness. Happiness takes time, just like any significant progress takes time. Happiness is a combination of the progress we’ve made and the progress we’re making towards goals. […]

Exuberate These 3 Qualities to Be Happier!


Happiness isn’t something that can be achieved for its own sake. It’s a result of other attributes and actions. It can be frustrating trying to chase happiness only find it constantly just out of reach. Here are the best ways to exuberate happiness! What Does Exuberate Mean? I love finding powerful, new words. I recently […]