Ten Things to Give Up in Exchange for Happiness 1. Give up caring what other people think of you. 2. Give up trying to please everyone. 3. Give up participating in gossip. 4. Quit worrying! 5. Let go of insecurity! 6. Stop taking everything personally. 7. Give up the past. 8. Give up spending money on what you don't need in effort to buy happiness. 9. Give up anger. 10. Give up control.