Delivering Happiness In Your Everyday Life
Updated January 02, 2019
Reviewer Heather Cashell
Making other people happy may always be an important part of your life, but it's not always an easy. You may struggle even to make yourself feel happy to let alone other people, and as a result, you feel like you're bringing people down. The truth is that you don't need to feel that way at all. It is possible to feel better about yourself and those around you. You just need to understand how delivering happiness works and how you can do it yourself.
Let's say you're looking for ways to bring joy or happiness to others. What would you do? Well, the truth is that there are plenty of different things that you could do. Whether you're looking to make your friends and family happier in general, or you're looking to make someone happy in a specific situation because they're feeling upset, it's possible to try out a number of different things and figure out what fits best with your interests and your personality as well as what works for specific people around you.
One of the first things that you can do is check in with them. Remember things that are important to them like doctors' appointments, children's birthdays, special events and more. By calling, sending a card, writing an email or even just sending a text message to let them know that you're thinking of them at those times it can make them feel cared for and make them feel closer to you as well. It doesn't have to be a long message but just a little something so they know that you remembered and you care about how they feel going to make a big difference.
Maybe you see someone who needs help or a friend is going to be moving. Maybe your sister just had surgery and can't take care of the house very well. Helping with any of these things can make someone feel happy. Help them get items into the house or help them pack their belongings or help your sister with housework or cooking or watching the kids. All of these things show that you care and you want to make someone else's life easier. That makes them feel important, and it's going to make them happier.
When something bad happens to someone you care about it can be difficult, but just being there for them and providing support can make things a whole lot better. They may need a hug or a shoulder to cry on or just someone to sit there and listen. Simple little things can be a great way to help without even spending any money. That's going to make a difference for your loved ones and friends no matter what they might be going through.
They don't need to be large gifts or even gifts that cost you any money. Just sending a little something can be a great way to make your friend or family member or anyone else feel good. Pick some flowers from your garden and take them to your mother. Bake some cookies and take them to your best friend. Bring in coffee for your co-workers.
There are plenty of little things that you can do that will make people feel appreciated. Maybe you were at a store and found a flavor of candy that your boyfriend loves but can't find very often. Maybe you went to a concert and got an autograph for someone you work with. Anything that lets people know you were paying attention to them and thinking about them when they weren't around will make them feel great.
Sure, you can spend a lot of money on gifts if you want to, but it's not a necessity. Keep in mind that it's the thought that counts more than the cost of the item. So sure, if your friend wants to go on a cruise, and you buy the tickets, they're going to appreciate it. But if your friend is afraid of water, it's not going to matter how much money you spent on those tickets- they're going to feel like you weren't paying attention to them because the gift doesn't fit their interests. Paying attention is going to be the most important step if you want to make someone feel happy.
Being happy yourself is going to help other people feel happier just by being around you. It's not always easy to feel happy, however, and that's why it's important to work on yourself as much as you can. Pay attention to your own needs and wants and work on those as well as the things that those around you need or want. Getting professional help may even be necessary if you find yourself struggling to be happy or struggling to get through the day.
Tough days are completely normal. Grief, sadness, anger, frustration, anxiety and a whole lot of other negative emotions are completely normal, but they shouldn't be taking over your entire life, and they shouldn't last for extended periods of time. Making sure you seek help if they do going to be your first step.
If you still can't seem to get a handle on your feelings and your emotions then seek out a professional, like the ones at BetterHelp, and see if you can get some assistance with what you're going through. These professionals are available entirely online, which means you don't need to worry about anything when it comes to making it to your appointment on time or finding someone that you can feel comfortable with.
With this service, you're going to have a wide range of different professionals to choose from and plenty of assistance with anything that you might be going through, whether you think it's 'nothing' or not.