10 Quotes for inner happiness

10 Quotes for inner happiness


I've gathered some quotes that help center me and remind me that my reality all depends on my perspective: that happiness is an inside job!

"Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. It means you've decided to look beyond the imperfections."

People who are incredibly positive and happy don't have perfect lives. We all go through challenges and have wishes for more...the difference is where your attention goes. The more you choose to focus on the positive things in your life, the more it becomes a habitual way of thinking and living.

"If it's not gonna matter in 5 years, don't spend more than 5 minutes being upset about it."

Life is too short to care about little mishaps that don't affect the big picture! When something hurts or annoys us, in the moment our emotions are running high and it might be all we can focus on. But if we can make a habit to stop, take a few deep breaths, and really think about the event's insignificance in the span of your whole life, you can break free from it's bonds and be happy in spite of it.

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens. But often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us." - Helen Keller

So true! If you're choosing to focus all your attention on the negative, you won't be able to see the positive.

"Your cup will remain empty until you choose to fill it up yourself."

Really learning this transformed my life. Choosing to take responsibility for your life and how you feel is the most empowering thing you can do for yourself. No one or thing will be able to make you happy if you don't first have the foundation within yourself.

"Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other." - Brian Tracy

We tend to see what we expect to see, and tend to experience what we expect to experience.

"What's wrong is always available, so is what's right. You decide which one to find."

I'm always reminding myself to try and see the good in every situation. You can be upset that there's traffic, or you can decide instead to be super thankful that someone invented the car and that you're able to afford one and drive on roads that someone else paved instead of walking for months of your life. 🙌🏽 And the latter option will make you feel much happier :)

"Cherish these moments, tomorrow they will be memories."

This one makes me take a step back and look at my life and think...am I living a life I'm happy with and proud of? Am I glad I acted that way in that moment? Am I happy I decided to do or not do that? It's a reminder to not sweat the small stuff and live fearlessly with gratitude.

"Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action." - Benjamin Disraeli

We gotta put ourselves out there and jump at opportunities to live a bigger, better life. Truth is, the lazier I get the crappier I end up feeling.

Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder." - Henry David Thoreau

I interpret this as - if you're always looking for happiness outside yourself, in material possessions or people, you'll never quite seem to find it. Simply do what you're passionate about, be with friends and family, take care of yourself, be kind, do things to make others happy, and happiness will come to you on it's own.

"It takes seventy-two muscles to frown, but only thirteen to smile."

Isn't that crazy!? Did you know that smiling, even when you don't feel like it, actually releases happy hormones in your brain? 😉

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