How To Be Happy

Nowadays, people are not happy and they are seeking happiness in everything but themselves. People think that buying a new piece of clothing would make them feel better but I think that short-lasting happiness is meaningless. So, I will be prescribing a receipt for long-lasting happiness in this article of mine.

Happiness is a combination of how satisfied you are with your life and how good you feel on a day-to-day basis. Both of these are relatively stable—that is, our life changes and our mood fluctuates, but our general happiness is more genetically determined than anything else. The good news is, with consistent effort, this can be offset. But in terms of that effort what should we do?

  • Accept yourself

This may sound like more of a long-term fix, but this helps our mood on a daily basis.

Stop comparing yourself to others, you are a wonderful human being and all the happiness you are looking for is within you.

If you catch yourself criticising yourself or putting yourself down, switch it around and think about something that you value about yourself instead.

  • Find joy in the little things

For most people, life consists of an accumulation of small moments. There are, of course, momentous events that occur in a person’s life that can precipitate a dramatic shift, changing direction, embarking on a new path. Still, everyday life goes on, populated with small, seemingly inconsequential moments. It is in the little things that you can find your joy and boost feelings of happiness. When you allow yourself to be joyful, it’s easier to find joy. While that may sound too good to be true, it works. Feel the deliciousness of descending into cool water in a lake on a hot day. Savour the aroma and taste of a favourite meal and enjoy the presence of a loving family. These are the little things that are too often taken for granted, yet they are great contributors to happiness.

  • Smile! 🙂

Smiling not only does boost our mood but it also has some effects on our body. Smiling activates neural brain circuits associated with well-being and happiness. It also feels good to smile, especially when you do it regularly.

Along with those, smiling also makes other people smile and feel happier. Our mirror neurones copy the actions of the person in front of us and if you smile you actually trigger people’s neurones which makes them smile.

  • Identify and use your individual strengths

Realizing your potential is by far the most important thing to achieve in life. Provided that you know what you are good at, you can focus on those things and specialize in them. Hereby, you will not waste time drowning in thoughts about what to do in life and you will avoid those negative concepts.

  • Go on a walk

For one thing, the physical act of exercise releases endorphins in your brain that elevate mood and make you feel better.

Also, intertwining yourself with nature will relieve stress and clear up your mind. So, combining these two and doing it on a weekly basis will be a life changer.

  • Reflect on your blessings and be grateful

Everyone has something in their life to be grateful for. Most of us have many, many blessings. A simple ritual of daily reflection is enough to centre in on them and allows us to take a few moments to express personal gratitude for all that we have been given in life. Good health, a loving family, satisfying relationships, an enjoyable career – the list is endless and highly personal. There’s also a scientific basis for the statement that gratitude helps increase happiness, demonstrating that it also helps protect you from negativity, stress, depression, and anxiety.

  • Become distant to miserable people

This may sound selfish but it is scientifically proven that if you are encountered with sad people, there is no way that you will not be affected. So, try to choose the people around you wisely. Always try to boost your moods with friends.

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