happy faceDo you feel like a rain cloud is following you wherever you go? Set down your umbrella and get out in the sun! This article will show you how to be happy in 4 easy steps.

The first thing to do is evaluate your life and see what is making you unhappy. The easiest way to be happy is to stop being unhappy. There might be a person, a place, or a combination that gets you feeling down and gloomy. Do whatever you can to escape the situation.

Get out and try something new. If you aren't happy with your current situation don't just sit back and let it happen—get out there and make something new and fun happen. Feel confident and meet new people, join a few groups, or talk to a different group of people at work. It's the first step in a long line of things that will make you happy.

The best way to be happy is to find your real friends. Often times your family and your old friends are the ones that care about you the most. Don't ever sell yourself short and forget about those who have been there for you your entire life. If you are in need of a new friend, consider adopting one from the animal shelter or the pet store.

The last step to be happy is to keep the right attitude. Bad things happen to everyone. It always seems like more happen to you—but whatever happens you can't let it get you down. You can't avoid most of these occurrences; you just need to deal with them quickly and move on to something better. Don't ever get stuck dwelling on the past, focus on the future!