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: […]

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

positive disposition

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 […]

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 […]

Do Not Take Life Too Seriously

Do not take life too seriously. It can already be difficult enough without that extra stress. Life is easier and happier when you don’t expect it to be pleasurable all the time. It’s easier to enjoy life if you don’t take it too seriously. I love this one for obvious reasons. It’s very close to […]

How Having Few Wants Leads to More Happiness

It’s tough being happy when you don’t have what you want. How do you not want what you want? How can you want to want less? There are two ways to be happier by having few wants. “Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” ― Epictetus   First of all, […]

No Happiness Without Action

No Happiness Without Action

Happiness can be confusing. With Mindfulness on the rise, many are telling us we’ll be happier if we learn to “just be” instead of do. There is no happiness without action. Although mindfulness and meditation are important, you need progress. Overcoming and progressing also make you happy. America’s first psychology teacher wrapped up all the […]