It is often said, “Happiness is an inside job”. Many understand happiness in relation with a life that you fall in love with; some believe in creating a life that they find endearing in order to stay happy and content.
I believe that being happy is the sole reason behind creating a life that you have always wanted. Happiness will provide you with the purpose to create a life you love.
Staying happy is a constant ‘Effort’ and not a ‘struggle’. The harsh reality of the world is that how much ever you try, you will someday fail and there is nothing you can do about it. In such circumstances, all you got to do is pull yourself together and be determined to win!
Here are a few ways that might guide you to the path leading to happiness.
10 ways to stay Happy in Life
SET A GOAL
Creating an intent or goal is very important in life. It gives you purpose in life; it creates a reason for you to wake up every morning and look forward to something. It will help you grow into a person that you respect!
Setting a vision will lead you to create or change your reality making you a happier person with each passing day.
FIND REASONS TO BE HAPPY
It is very easy for anyone to fall in the self-pity trap! Life is going to be harsh and nothing will come easy but it is your thought process that will set your path. You can either choose to feel sad about your failure or take it lesson in life.
Happiness is a choice and it is in your hands to pick the most amazing life that is waiting for you. There is a complete flow of good things coming your way.
Having an individual Identity is the most important factor in a person’s life. The feeling of being powerless can sometimes lead you to loose hope within you. It can shatter your confidence and downplay your self-esteem.
Be the person who can fight whatever is coming with the ability to create a powerful and content life. Trust yourself an go the extra mile.
Slow down! Good things take time.
In today’s fast growing world, everybody focuses on what’s left, nobody thinks and talks about what they have already accomplished in life. This is a definite happiness stealer!
Life is magical. Value the little things like the sun, the wind, the mountains and so on. Be present in the present to experience every moment. Multi-tasking has become a huge part of people’s lives but don’t let it get you and lead to multi-thinking.
Honour yourself enough and understand the need to have solitude. Work hard for your goals but patiently.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
Believe in the concept of LOVE YOURSELF! Whatever life throws at you, be sure to value your own self because your life is your creation.
Being fulfilled is important but achieving that goal can be possible only when your body is healthy, both physically and mentally. Get up and excercise, go on a healthy diet and relax when it’s too much to go on.
Make peace with everything and let go of what doesn’t feel right. Great Physical and Mental health is the first step towards attaining permanent happiness.
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The world is fast and stressful today! With so much going on, it becomes difficult to take a pause and relax. Only those who value their own self will take the time out for themselves.
Being in a weird mood is quite normal these days. Why not try being cheerful? There are zillion ways to take a mini break just to cheer yourself up. Book a spa day, go on a mini vacation, watch that romantic comedy or just take a long walk down the road.
It’s these little things in life that gives you contentment.
ASK FOR HELP
Every now and then, its normal to feel low at times. Remember, your Mental Health should be a priority!
If you are someone dealing with intense grief and anxiety, then its important that you find someone to talk about it. Do not hesitate to take professional help if need be. Break the ongoing stereotypical stigma of the society and focus on your fulfillment.
You deserve to be Happy, do not settle for anything less!
According to studies, Physical activiy can and does help to keep depression at bay. You can analyse this in your real life. Did you ever meet a person in a bad mood post workout?
The best study I know is where three groups of depressed people are put on a regime of anti-depressants, exercise or a combination of the two. No surprise to know that all three groups were happier, but did it last? Six months later, the group who had been treated with exercise only, had a very low relapse rate of 9%. The other two groups had relapsed and how! Their rates were ranging from 38% to 31%, so about a third of them were now depressed again.
You don’t necessarily have to join the gym. Exercise the form that sets you free and let go of negativity.
The world is functioning with the existence of Hope in their heart! Always be positive in life even if it doesn’t seem real.
Positive mindset leads you to be a better performer, it raises your creative front and productivity and affects your energy levels.
According to Shawn Anchor, if he knows everything about what factors are impinging on your happiness such as stressors, hassles, successes, economic circumstances, relationships and so on, then he can only predict 10% of your long term happiness. The remaining 90% is how you process the world around you. If happiness is on the other side of success, it is unlikely you will get there as you continually strive to get better grades, higher salaries and so on.
Trash your negative thoughts. It does help in reducing the toxicity.
TREASURE YOUR EXPERIENCES
Make your life about experiences and not about possessions!
The happiness of buying a TV or Car can make you happy but the real treasure lies in the thought behind the fact that you have made it to this day. The experience of purchasing your own possession is where the inner happiness lies.
Experiences belong with us. It is a journey and not a destination just like Happiness. Travel as much as you can, meet people from various cultures and indulge in the beauty of nature.
Try focusing on making peace with life than looking for Happiness
Give yourself the Permission to Express
Don’t be hard on yourself, you are still growing in life.
Don’t make comparisons, make adjustments
Compete with Yourself. Be the best version of Yourself.
Stop Chasing and Start Living