1. Refuse to get caught up in the drama, the hatred, and the divisiveness of the world. It will have negative impact on your happiness, often in a subtle way. 2. Choose to have people around you who are happy and upbeat and make you laugh. Happy people are infectious. Their happiness is catching. Avoid people who are unhappy and critical and stir negative feelings in you. 3. Remind yourself that you are in charge of your own happiness No one else can do it for you. Enjoy the company of happy people but don’t expect them to be responsible for your happiness. It’s in your hands. 4. Happiness happens when you stop searching for it and start creating it. It may mean identifying the things that make you feel happy and then doing them. Keep in mind that the simple things in life often have the greatest impact on happiness. 5.There’s a direct relationship between loving yourself and being happy. The more you learn to love and accept yourself, just as you are, the happier you will be. 6 You will find happiness in your own heart. The biggest challenge is giving yourself permission to express it. The spark is there. It’s been there all the time It’s up to you to ignite it and let it glow and grow. 7. Expectations can destroy your happiness. Let go of what you think life should be. Let go of your expectations of other people. Embrace life for what it is at the moment. It’s what you have. Work with it and enjoy it. 8. Establish your own internal security system, one that will warn you when someone tries to steal your happiness. Be alert to the things people do that affect your happiness. When the alarm goes off, take action and refuse to let anyone keep you from being happy. Establish and maintain good boundaries. Never allow others to violate your boundaries. 9. Break any habit you have of comparing yourself to others. It always leads to discouragement. Discouragement leads to unhappiness. Comparing is a no-win situation. 10, Here’s the bottom line. Happiness is a choice.