Do you want to be happy? Sounds like a silly question. Who doesn’t want to be happy, right? Especially during these tough times, you tend to be gloomy and stressed but this is when you really need to make extra efforts to stay positive and calm. It’s not tough, read on to find how easy it actually is to keep yourself happy.
#1. Choose happiness
You cannot be happy always, that’s understood but that’s the reason they say, happiness is a choice. You train your mind to be happy even if the situation is not in your favour. No matter what the circumstances are, what’s important is how you react to it. That’s why it’s called a choice.
#2. Give back to society
An act of kindness will bring you extreme joy and peace of mind. How will you feel if you know that you’re the reason for someone else’s smile? The feeling is so strong and powerful that it will change your outlook towards the world.
#3. Say hello to a friend
Having close relationships in your life is vital for your happiness. Every day take out some time from your tight schedule to connect with a friend or a family member. Knowing that you care about people and they equally care about you in itself is a big relief and prove to be helpful in times of crisis.
#4. Be happy while you’re on it
Don’t put conditions on your own happiness. Being happy while you’re on the journey is of utmost importance. Your attitude and state of mind will help you reach your goal. Doing things that add meaning, purpose and pleasure to your lives, makes way for your happiness.
#5. Blessings in the past
We all tend to go back and visit our past from time to time which can be sometimes the cause of our unhappiness. So, what you need to do is focus on the good memories and the good ones only. Try to remember every detail and write it down, it will fill you up with positivity. Remembering the good things happened to you can lead to a brighter future.
#6. Attitude of gratitude
The feeling of gratefulness alone can make you instantly happy and contented. Make it a habit, practise it in your daily life and you’ll see that your relationships are getting stronger, your mood is light and you become more peaceful.
#7. In the moment
You are so busy in your life that you’ve stopped enjoying the little moments. You need to pause more often to feel the moment, take it in to savour the experience and appreciate what’s going around you. This way you’ll be more aware of the moment rather than stressing about the future.
#8. Move your body
You very well know this, your body needs exercise and it sure comes with a number of health benefits. When you exercise your body releases endorphins, which makes you feel good, releases stress and uplifts your mood. It’s good for health and makes you happy, what else do you want.
#9. Pack your bags and travel
Instead of spending your money on material objects, plan a trip. It leads to greater fulfilment as you explore a new place, try different activities and meet new people. The whole experience will take your happiness to another level.
#10. Do what your heart says
Follow your instincts and do the right thing no matter how difficult it seems at the moment. Chasing things that you believe in gives you a purpose in life and makes you different from the rest of the world. Gradually it will boost your confidence and broaden your horizon.
#11. Begin the day with positivity
Watching the news in the morning can spread negativity and affect the rest of the day. Try watching motivational videos or inspiring stories that bring a positive change in your life. It will recharge you and prepare you for the upcoming challenges.
#12. Your way of happiness
Something that makes someone else happy might not work the same for you. You need to be attentive to figure out what makes you happy and then practice it in on a daily basis to feel the difference. During tough times, this positive attitude will help you get through.
That’s how you stay happy and positive, living each moment of your life to the fullest. Sounds good, feels good!
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