How to be Happy Again: 5 Ways to Step Into A New You

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Are you feeling down and out?

Are you struggling to figure out how to be happy again?

If so, you’re not alone. Many people go through tough times that make them feel like they’ll never be happy again. But don’t worry, there are things you can do to begin stepping into a new you!

In this blog post, you will discover five ways to start rebuilding your happiness and reclaiming your life.

Give yourself time to heal after a tough season of life.

One of the foundational pieces to learning how to be happy again is remembering to give yourself time to heal after a tough season of life. By giving yourself grace and space to come to terms with what you’re feeling mentally and emotionally, you can begin rebuilding your happiness.

Whether you just went through a big life transition, a traumatic event, or have felt stuck in a season of life – remember that it takes time to be happy again.

It’s okay to cry, feel pain, and experience all the emotions that come with tough times or big life transitions.

What isn’t okay is letting those tough times define you or your happiness.

So how do you move on from a tough season of life? How do you give yourself time to heal?

One of the best ways to do this is to write out a comparison list of all the things that make you happy and all the things that make you feel unhappy.

Here are some examples of things that might make you feel happy:

  • Being surrounded by loved ones
  • Doing something you’re passionate about
  • Accomplishing a goal
  • Feeling healthy and physically fit
  • Helping others

here are some examples of things that might make you feel unhappy:

  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Dwelling on past failures
  • Not having any goals or a sense of purpose
  • Feeling unhealthy and physically unfit
  • Wishing you were someone else

Once you have your list, it’ll be easier for you to identify the thoughts and activities that are pulling you down. From there, you can begin making a conscious effort to engage in things that make you happy and steer clear of the things that make you unhappy.

Reconnect with your passions and do things that make you happy.

One of the best ways to step into a new you is reconnect with your passions and do things that make you happy.

Maybe there are hobbies you used to enjoy but haven’t had time for lately. Or maybe there are things you’ve always wanted to do but never had the chance to try.

Now is the perfect time to explore those things!

When you do things you’re passionate about, it makes you happy in the moment — it also gives you a sense of purpose and fulfillment. And those are two things that are essential for discovering how to be happy again.

So how do you find your passion?

Well, that’s a question that’s different for everyone. But here are some things to keep in mind that might help you figure it out:

  • Think about the things you loved doing as a kid. What were your favorite hobbies?
  • What are the things you find yourself drawn to when you have free time?
  • What are the things you daydream about doing?
  • What would you do if you had unlimited time and resources?

Asking yourself these questions can help give you some clues about your passions. And once you know what your passions are, you can start working on incorporating them into your life.

Find new ways to connect with the people you love.

One of the best things about having close relationships is that they provide us with support and happiness. So if you’re trying to figure out how to be happy again, one of the best things you can do is find new ways to connect with the people you love.

This could mean reaching out to old friends, spending more time with family, or making new friends.

The important thing is that you surround yourself with people who make you feel good and support you. These are the people who will help lift you up when you’re feeling down and who will be there for you through thick and thin.

Rediscover your sense of self-worth and confidence.

When you’re feeling unhappy, it’s common to lose sight of your self-worth and confidence. But it’s important to remember that we are all worthy of love and happiness.

One of the best ways to rediscover your self-worth is to start practicing self-love and self-care.

Some practical ways to practice self-love and self-care are:

  • Treating yourself with kindness and respect
  • Giving yourself permission to make mistakes
  • Setting boundaries with the people in your life
  • Taking a break from social media
  • Setting aside time for yourself each day
  • Start talking to a counselor

When you start practicing self-love and self-care, you’ll feel better about yourself. And as your sense of self-worth and confidence grows, you’ll find that you’re learning how to be happy again.

Take care of your physical and mental health.

Last but not least, it’s important to take care of your physical and mental health if you want to be happy again.

Some practical ways to take care of your physical and mental health:

  • Eating healthy
  • Exercising regularly
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Learning healthy ways to manage stress
  • Taking breaks when you need them
  • Seeking professional help if you’re struggling

When you take care of your physical and mental health, you’re giving yourself the best possible chance to be happy again.

So there you have it — five ways to step into a new you. I hope these tips were helpful and that you’ll be able to use them to start learning how to be happy again.

Remember to give yourself time to heal, reconnect with your passions, find new ways to connect with the people you love, rediscover your sense of self-worth and confidence, and take care of your physical and mental health. And do what’s best for you!

Ready to take steps towards a new you and discover how to be happy again?

Makin Wellness is here to help you on your journey to happiness. We offer mental health counseling and therapy services that can help you heal, grow, and thrive. Schedule an appointment today. We want to join you on your journey and help you learn how to be happy again!

Sara Makin MSEd, LPC, NCC

Sara Makin MSEd, LPC, NCC

All articles are written in conjunction with the Makin Wellness Research Team.

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