Step 3: Don’t obsess over things

Replaying past events in your mind is one of life’s biggest happiness blockers. When you’re obsessing about things, your view of the world is so narrow, you can’t think about anything else. Instead allocate some time each week to think about them and what lessons you can learn. If the negative thought crops up at any other time, banish it immediately by thinking something positive. It also helps to get some perspective on your problems. Try reading an inspiring autobiography; it can be incredibly uplifting to read how human beings can triumph from the worst circumstances.