Happiness is something that all of us desire, isn’t it? We go leaps and bounds to find that ultimate passion and the things that actually make our world a better place to live. And surprisingly, the definition of happiness seems to be different for all of us. After all, it is a matter of priorities. For some, happiness might be as simple as spending time with their families, and for some, it might mean splurging on traveling around the world.
We often seek answers to questions like, “How to make yourself happy when you are alone?” or “ How to make yourself happy when you are sad?” and for that, we have plenty of measures to motivate ourselves and head back to our normal life again. Well, in this post we’ll talk about some of the daily measures you can take to make your day a little better.
10 Everyday Tips to Make Yourself Happy
1. Jot down the things that you are grateful for
Take note of the things that make you happy. It can be the feeling of meeting an old friend after a really long time or buying your own house. List down all the things that you have desired at one point in time and subsequently got them. You can also write about your aspirations and the things you wish to achieve in the future. Keeping track of your objectives will help you to appreciate your life more.
2. Indulge yourself in a cardio activity for 15 minutes every day
Exercising boosts your health and makes you more fitter and happier. Take out some time from your daily routine to indulge in cardio exercises such as dancing to your favourite songs, taking a brisk walk in the park, or performing yoga routines. Research has shown that regular exercising helps to reduce anxiety and stress levels. So, take out those unused running shoes that you have somewhere in your closet and start adopting healthy habits.
3. Meditate and focus on your breath
Meditation is the ultimate solution to achieving that balance in life that you have lost due to peer pressure in life. Whether you are a student who is worried about your lessons, a working professional who is facing problems at the workplace or a homemaker for whom life has become monotonous, meditation has the power to get your things sorted out. It helps you to focus better and relaxes your brain. Make meditation a part of your daily routine, maybe just for 5 minutes only and you will be astonished by the results.
4. Say and write a few kind words to your friends and family
A few kind words never did harm to anyone. It is very human to be confused about relationships, and it is often seen that these are sometimes the main cause of tension among people. Start appreciating the people you have in your life and thank them with warming gestures. You will automatically experience the changes and feel more peaceful and sorted out about your relationships. Having a cordial relationship with your family and friends equally important for your mental well-being. Moreover, it is necessary to have people in your life on whom you can rely on during bad times. Try to stay away from selfish people and focus on surrounding yourself with great people that will inspire you and don’t forget to show and express your gratitude.
5. Remind yourself of your daily goals and what you wish to achieve in your life
No matter how many failures you have to face before achieving the ultimate success don’t you dare to give up. Your journey and the experiences that you have gained are more important than the final destination. Take risks and don’t let success or failure affect you at all. Knowing the purpose of your life is necessary so give yourself some time to know what you love the best and embark in that direction. You can also opt for short term goals in case you are uncomfortable with the idea of long-term ones and accomplish them bit-by-bit.
6. Let go of your fears
Fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. – Will Smith
Fears often lead to regrets leaving behind loads of guilt. Give up on the things that push you back from achieving your goals. By overcoming your fears you will start feeling better about yourself and become more confident. Get hold of the negative thoughts and stay focused. Your thoughts need to be aligned with your goals. Stand for righteousness and work on your weaknesses and crush your fears!
7. Be comfortable in your own skin
The most important step to achieving happiness is to love yourself unconditionally with all your flaws and blessings. Learn to say ‘NO’, do things for yourself that make you happy, forgive, forget and live your life to the fullest. Take every opportunity as a way to learn more about yourself. And over time, you’ll eventually see incredible changes in your thoughts and personality and of course your life.
8. Learn to see the positive in everything
We all go through some bad days in life, but the question is what we make of them. Do we focus on the negative side or the positive? Well, most of us do the former – but the ones that are in peace with themselves always do the latter, they focus on the positive side. There is a lesson you can learn in every experience whether it’s a negative one or a positive one.
9. Sleep well
Remember the times when you wake up fresh after a good night sleep? Well, relaxing your brain is as important as being physically active. Make sure you sleep well for at least six hours daily and try to start your day with positivity. Fill your mind with positive thoughts before going to bed. This will also increase your productivity at work and keep you fully charged throughout the day.
10. Socialise well
Share your stories with people, listen to theirs and learn from their experiences. Make someone happy today, and spread positivity as this would have a boomerang effect on you. You’ll notice that spending your time with happy and positive people will also bring happiness to you.
In the end all you need to do is to see that silver lining in the cloud and appreciate the things around you.