Another step you can take to make responsible choices in your life is to choose happiness. Happiness is not something that will come along and overtake you. It is something you learn to be, regardless of the circumstances. Knowing you can choose to be happy regardless is huge.
A lot of people waste their days away, waiting for that proverbial happiness to find them. Don’t do that. The reality is that it was their choice all along. Choose to be happy where you are right now.
Wake up each morning with the intention of seeing the day with an optimistic attitude. Other people will be attracted to your optimism and smiles. As you make these conscious choices to be happy regardless of what is going on around you, you will find you have favor with others.
Strike up conversations with your professors and upper classmen for advice on improving your time at school. Most are nice and are willing to help if you just ask. Your college years will fly by, so make the most of it. Make them happy years.
Remember… Your happy life is an inside job,
Herb Ammons is a Life Skills Speaker who uses purposeful storytelling and interactive exercises to teach students the “12 Secrets to a Happy Life” and help them identify positive behaviors to help deal with the challenges of everyday life. In the process, they will recognize their own set of skills that they can apply to make better day-to-day and life choices. Herb’s programs aim at developing practical competence skills in the rapidly changing life of a student by addressing areas that include managing personal affairs, goal setting and achievement, and health and wellness. Herb helps students deal with the college blues, the mental stress of new people and new experiences, new classmates and roommates, the dating scene and more of the experiences that are all new to college students in their first years. Herb is available to bring his message to your students, faculty and staff at your next campus event.