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4 Simple Ways to Live a Happy Life
by Carol Whitaker

Did you know that it is your Divine Birthright to have an abundance of health, wealth, and happiness? All things were created to bring you immense happiness and joy.

How often do you find yourself working constantly or just doing the same routines day in and day out? Do you feel uplifted and full of energy by living behind a computer or working endless hours? Do you find that at the end of the day you're too tired to listen to what your loved ones have to say?

Most often than not, when you fall into stagnant water it's because you do not have balance in your life; your body, mind, and spirit are not connected, causing an imbalance of the whole you. When we become beleaguered or discouraged it's because we're not taking time out of our busy schedules to sit back, smell the roses, and spend quality time with those we love.

Living a happy life is about loving and honoring your heart's desires and truth within. It's going with the flow of peace and tranquility as we travel downstream, admiring the beautiful scenery along the way--it's not meant to fight against the white rapids of life.

If you struggle with feeling joyful or having peace, below are ways that can help you have more happiness within to enjoy the bounty of life as you were meant to.

Live From Your Higher Self
Learn to live from your higher self each new day by being true to your heart's desires and by following your bliss. Your true essence is your spirit within your beautiful body--your higher self--which is the greater part of you. Your spirit and physical self are intricately intertwined.

When you live life on purpose, listening to your heart as your guide, you will be living your true essence. Your true essence is pure energy and light. Your spirit longs for spirituality more than your body craves food and sleep. How often do you take time to reflect on your higher self?

When you connect and balance the body, mind, and spirit, you will be living your life on purpose. You will be able to create the life and body of your dreams more easily. If you feel out of sorts, depressed, sad, or frustrated it's a signal from your spirit letting you know you're spiritually off track.

Our bodies are perfectly aligned with our higher selves. When you are out of balance or off course with goals and dreams, your emotions and physical being will signal to you; you will have negative emotions, such as being sick, overwhelmed, or stressed. On the flip side, feeling worry-free, vibrant, elated, and cheerful manifests that you are indeed on the right path and are living your higher self.

Family First
Put family first, always! When you allow life to take over your tender moments in time with your spouse and children you are blocking the essence of life. Family is everything. If you don't have a happy, loving family you won't have a happy life.

Make your home a refuge from the world. Play beautiful music and light a delicious-smelling candle to set the tone for your home. Keep it clean and clutter free. You can look at your surroundings--your home, car, workspace--as well as your body and know how you truly feel inside. A messy home is an expression of confusion and cluttered thoughts and emotion within you. To shift from confusion to clarity, let go of limiting thoughts and beliefs. Release negativity and replace it with positive thoughts of gratitude. In doing so you will have the desire to clean more and to take more time caring for yourself as well.

Always be your best for your family. Speak kindly to one another and tell them how much you love and appreciate them each day. Take pride in how you look; dress and care for yourself each day as though you were going on a date for the first time with your spouse. Make quality family time a top priority.

Have an Attitude of Gratitude
Having an attitude of gratitude is a key to unlocking the treasures that await you. God has blessed you with much to be grateful for; pay attention to what you appreciate in your life. By living in an attitude of thankfulness, you will shift your energy frequency to attract more abundance and joyful experiences into your life.

When you extend your deep appreciation to your loved ones for the little things they do, they will do more good things for you just from feeling your energy and appreciation. They will rise to the occasion of charity. You will all be happier and more patient with one another; your home will become a safe haven on earth. On the flip side, if you put down your loved ones for little mistakes, they will feel less than worthy of your love and will act out more emotionally and withdraw. That makes for a tense home filled with negative energy of self-doubt and bitterness.

Having sincere thankfulness throughout the day will empower you greatly. It will inspire you to be kinder, to be more giving, and to serve. Your spirit--your true self--will shine brighter, reflecting the Savior in your countenance. Having an attitude of gratitude is one of the most precious gifts you can give yourself; it's contagious, and people around you will be more grateful in return.

Live Passionately
What are you passionate about? What stirs your soul to complete and utter joy? Do you have hobbies that bring you pleasure? What do you like to do? Often people don't take time to live their unfulfilled childhood dreams; they really don't remember what they love to do. If you have forgotten what you love, then sit down and discover the truth and desires in your heart.

Each day do what makes you truly happy. Take time to fill your heart with happiness and allow the wonderful blessings of life fill your heart and home. Keep an attitude of gratitude and love what you do. Be true to you by honoring your heart's desires. Make "you time" a top priority. If you do you will be a better, happier, more loving wife, mother, and friend.

Practicing these tips daily will improve all areas of your life and will also attract more goodness. Living a happy life is truly a wonderful way to live!

About the Author:
Carol WhitakerCarol Whitaker is the author of Ridiculously Happy! The Secret to Manifesting the Life & Body of Your Dreams. Carol is a highly sought after Life Transformation Coach and Lifestyle Fitness Coach. She is well known for the amazing transformations she creates in her clients' lives. Carol is a Media Expert and Motivational Speaker. She is passionate about inspiring and motivating women to create and manifest the life and body of their dreams. Carol is an featured expert on national media and online websites. Carol is a happily married mother of 3. Connect with Carol on her professional profile LinkedIn and Facebook to receive her health, fitness & happiness tips and by following her on Twitter. Visit to learn more about her services along with tools and secrets to discover how to transform your life to that of your dreams.

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