Independently Happy

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

Exuberate These 3 Qualities to Be Happier!

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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 […]

5 Powerful Benefits of Uncomfortability

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Although seeking comfort seems ideal, embracing discomfort is key to creating happiness. This post takes a deep-dive into uncomfortability and the best reasons to boost yours. What is Uncomfortability I found a few different definitions of uncomfortability, none of which were in dictionaries. Not finding it in dictionaries would indicate that it isn’t technically a […]

Be More Encourageable With 3 Fun Activities

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A little encouragement always feels great! However, when life gets hard enough being encourageable can seem impossible. Below are inspiring ways you can be more encourageable. Encouraged doesn’t mean life is all rosy and pleasant. Encouraged means you can handle it. 1. Get Sufficient Sleep Discouragement and sleep deprivation spin in a vicious circle. Feeling […]

Take the Power to Control Your Own Life

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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 […]

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 Share on: Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook […]

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 […]

Conquer Yourself and Love the World to Be Happy

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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!

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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 […]

Fulfill Needs and Be Somebody’s Miracle

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The news is full of people in need, different variations and extremes of need. Sometimes we see a need and don’t think it’s an actual need. Sometimes another’s need seems selfish, petty or just ridiculous to us. Whether it’s financial, emotional or existential, needs are relative. One person’s need is another person’s miracle, so we […]

A Sincere Gift of Happiness at Christmastime

The holidays are an exciting, yet hectic and expensive, time of year. Expenditures include gifts, cards, parties, meals, travel, décor, and so much more. I’m honored to have my friend Alicia write a guest post for IH. I Hope you enjoy her beautiful work. Give her lots of comments and shares to let her know […]