10 Happiness-Producing Rational Beliefs

  1. Don’t blame others for making you unhappy. Take responsibility for making yourself happy.
  2. Give yourself permission to make yourself happy-even if in so doing, others make themselves unhappy.
  3. Make time for yourself to do things which bring you pleasure and enjoyment in the short-term.
  4. Do things for others and your community without expecting anything back in return.
  5. Sacrifice short-term pleasures and put up with short-term discomforts in order to achieve longer-term gains.
  6. Accept the fallibility of others and yourself.
  7. Don’t take things personally.
  8. Take a chance even when you might fail at things at work or in your personal relationships.
  9. Don’t become overly-concerned with what people think about you and what you are doing.