Genuine happiness isn't about how much you have, but how much you enjoy life. It may have a different definition for each and everyone but one thing is for sure, it is a choice.
Happiness must not depend on external events or the people surrounding you. It is a state of mind that comes from within. These kind of things such as job titles and paychecks are only temporary to base our happiness from. Because, what would each of us be if all these disappear?
Honestly, the happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make everything that they have one of the best. And if you’re thinking that success is the sole key to happiness, the reality is the complete opposite. Happiness is the key to success.
It’s never too hard to be happy. All you have to do is to choose it. It is something that anyone can experience with the right habits. And here are some of the habits for a happier life.
1. Always start your day right.
Morning usually sets the tone for your entire day. If you wake up with positivity then you would probably survive the day positively. Start up your daily routine with refreshing and energizing things. Do some exercise, prepare and eat a good breakfast, take your dog out for a walk or even do some meditation.
Just make it a habit to wake up with a smile and look forward to the rest of the day with positive thoughts. Because, if you wake up with a mindset that it is going to be another hell of a day then it’s really going to be a horrible day. Remember, it’s mind over matter.
2. Be more appreciative
Learn to appreciate even the smallest and simplest things in life. People who are thankful for what they have are most likely to be happy in general. Be grateful even just for having complete limbs without any complications. Be happy that you have woken up for another day.
Look for joy in the little things. Exceptional events don’t always have to happen for you to be happy. There are a lot to be happy about in our lives – there are our friends, family, partners and more. Appreciation feeds happiness. The more grateful you are, the more life will reward you.
3. Spread Kindness
There are numbers of people who claim to be happier when they help others. There’s these feel-good hormones, serotonin for example, in our brain that are produced every time we help others. These hormones foster more positive feeling all around.
Also, people we show kindness to tend to be happy and covered with positivity. If we surround ourselves with these kinds of people, we are more likely to catch their special energy. Happiness, actually, is like a virus that floats around us and is highly contagious.
4. Take problems as challenges.
Don’t let the ocean of problems drown you. Rather, think of problems as challenges to make you stronger and a better person. As what they always say, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Life is full of good and bad things and what’s important is how we deal with them and what we learn from them.
For every problem, there is always a bright side to look at. It’s up to you to complain about the rose having thorns or rejoice about the thorns having a rose. Keep in mind that when a door closes, a new window opens.
5. Live in the present.
To be able to live in the present, one must let go off all the grudges from the past. Letting go is not an easy but it is the best thing to do to keep moving forward. When we let go, we get a grip of peace. Let go of unnecessary grumbling, comparison, jealousy, negativity and mistakes from the past and start building your present and future.
What comes with letting go is forgiveness. Forgiveness sets you free from resentment and negativities in life allowing you to experience happiness and peace you would not trade for anything.
Being happy does not mean you have a perfect and problem-free life. It is all about being able to enjoy what and where you are currently in life. Be in charge of your happiness start making a choice today!
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