So you may think that finding happiness in life is really that tough? Well think again—they say that finding happiness is an invisible thing. You just feel it and you don’t have to find it. Still, others attest that you really have to look for it in all the right places.

And if you believe that you agree with the latter and you’ve been searching in all the wrong places, I agree that indeed, it could be disappointing and a frustration. Okay, here are some of the tips on how to go about in our never-ending quest for finding happiness. 1. Begin to define what happiness is for you. Yes, since being happy is such a personal thing to begin with, we all have our own perception of what being happy is all about. People all over the world have their own varying notions and definitions of what makes them happy or fulfilled.

That’s why learn not to get caught up or be swayed by what others’ standards of finding happiness is all about. Today’s society and the media may dictate finding happiness in this and there, in some material things and possessions and whatever, but in the end, finding happiness is your own business.

Remember that what makes other people happy may not be the same for you. Try writing down what’s your definition of being happy is, so it becomes clear to you. 2. Begin to explore your passions and whatever that makes you glad. Think about it—you can’t truly be happy if you’re doing something that you hate, right? Now is the time to have that change in your life and have that zest for living, for life is too short to be unhappy.

You can just see or observe from enthusiastic people you know; they live their life to the fullest because they live their passions in life. So start discovering that joyful feeling within and it will eventually manifest itself outside. 3. Also, help other people in their own journey for finding happiness.

Question: have you tried remembering that time when you helped another person? And how did you feel back then-- great, inspired, amazing isn’t it? Coincidentally, I met a friend recently and told me that she was at her happiest when she helped someone else. Remembered the movie “Pay It Forward”? I haven’t watch it yet but I read its reviews and it’s like a “helping cycle”—helping you to help others and others helping other people as well.

You see, it’s like this overflowing energy inside you that you created such an impact on the lives of others or you assist them in their needs. It’s validating that you’re a nice human being and you just don’t live here by yourself and people can rely on you. And inspiring others in finding happiness in life, is for me the greatest validation that any person can have in his lifetime! I recalled a scene in the movie “As Good As It Gets”, Helen Hunt is asking Jack Nicholson that she needs a compliment, quick! Jack Nicholson just stared squarely at her and said, “You make me wanna be a batter man.” Greatest compliment a person can ever receive.

Author's Bio: 

The author of this article,Amy Twain, is a Self Improvement Coach who has been successfully coaching and guiding clients for many years. Let Amy help you find Happiness in Your Work Place. Click here to learn how to become a Happy Worker.