‘When things are difficult, then let yourself be happy.’ Otherwise, if happiness is relying on others or the environment or your surroundings, it’s not possible. Tibetan saying
Get comfortable with letting go of parts of your identity. It makes space for you to nurture the new parts that come from growth.
Walk out of your safe zone…often. It helps to expand the areas that feel safe.
Scare yourself by doing things you normally wouldn’t - a little bit every day.
Stop surrounding yourself with clutter. Only buy the things you REALLY love.
Be aware, be curious, read lots.
Social media friends are great, but they won’t keep you warm at night, they don’t give you loyalty and they won’t be there for the challenges you experience. Cultivate relationships that raise you up, tell you the truth, help you to always push harder.
Learn to say NO.
Examine your fears (doubt, jealousy, etc) - it’s the best way to learn more about yourself.
Help someone, even if they can never do anything in return for you.
Courage is learned. So is bravery. And love is essential.