Have you every wondered what makes a person happy – why they have that “glow” about themselves? Do you believe they have something so special in their life that you cannot have in your own? Happiness in your life is easier to obtain than you would think. I have a few good suggestions for extremely healthy ways to be happy in your life.
This is a very important piece of the puzzle in having the ability to live happily. I see too many individuals who do not believe that they are blessed with just what they have. Too many people worry about what the next person has and how they can be just like them.
A grateful attitude is crucial to happiness. Thank your loved one for the small things like doing the dishes or cooking you dinner. Be thankful that you have the necessities of life, love, and family.
Express your gratitude to people in your life, etc. the bagger at the grocery store for wheeling your groceries to your car, or maybe a person who allows you to go ahead of them in a long line.
We have to accept other people for who they are and not what they have. Each person’s situation is different, thus, it is senseless to compare ourselves with others. You are only going to be happy with the choices that you make for yourself and not what someone else wants or does.
When you really try and understand another person you will probably see a totally different point of view from yours. In many cases, this allows you to better understand their side of the story.
Also, it is very important to express your feelings, affections, friendship and passion to people around you and most of the time they will reciprocate those same feelings. Also, let go of all resentments.
This is one that is so prevalent in today’s society and it is all around us. This kind of news can be good or it can be bad. But, we have to learn how to put it into perspective. There are many things in life that we cannot control – cuts in Medicare, downsizing our position at work, our vehicle breaking down, etc.
The whole nation is worried about the future of the economy and our retirement. So many college graduates are saddled with enormous student loan debt. Many individuals are paying on 30-year mortgages at high interest rates and others are paying on 5-year loans on vehicles.
Another scary side of the stressful news is that of the violence going on all over the world. Also, the immigration issues that we as individuals have no control over. Furthermore, the terrorist attacks of late happening all over the world.
We have to sort out what issues we as individuals have control over and concentrate on those things. If we try to conquer the world, we are only asking for severely high blood pressure levels and risks of heart attacks.
This is so crucial in helping with feelings of helplessness, loneliness, and uncertainty. This is a great outlet and coming together of like-minded people that you can talk to and spend time with.
Involvement in a religious group can include singing, sacraments, chanting, prayer, and meditation to foster inner peace. Some religious organizations put aside a day of the week for a night out bowling or getting together for a potluck dinner, or even a group picnic.
This type of environment can help build new friendships, which could turn out to be lifetime relationships.
This is something that a lot of people have trouble with. In order to get anything accomplished, you have to manage your time wisely.
Making lists of rules that involve scheduling, setting goals, planning, and creating lists of things to do are all necessary in order to prioritize and get things done. These core skills need to be developed in order to be efficient with your time management.
Once core skills are developed then the fine tuning of those points of each basic core will give you the skills that can give you the extra reserve to achieve the results you desire.
This is very important. You know the old saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.” This is really true. Laughter can release the tendons and muscles in the jaw and face which may become tense and painful.
Just listening to someone tell a joke or a funny story can make you laugh. Also, one thing I have learned to do is laugh at myself. When you can laugh at yourself you tend to allow yourself some leeway. This is not near as stressful as being so hard on yourself.
If you can make fun of yourself when you do something stupid, this is good for the heart and soul.
For many individuals, working hard brings great satisfaction. It gives you a feeling of self-worth. You feel like you belong or fit somewhere in this world we live in.
The feeling of accomplishment is empowering and makes you want to work more. For many, accomplishments give us a sense of value.
Additionally, we feel worthy when we work on things that are important to us.
This is one of my most favorite things to do. For most people, it is a positive adventure. The annals of medicine say that lifelong learning can be attributed to preventing Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, etc.
Also, learning just one thing a day exercises the brain and mind. Constantly exercising the brain allows the neurons and electrical impulses to stretch and move.
This can challenge the brain to expand and broaden, thus allowing us to explore new opportunities.
In addition, I have found that completing educational goals can also boost one’s sense of accomplishment and feelings of worthiness.
Most people have some kind of daily activity or exercise routine. This can be a 15-minute run on the treadmill or a 15-minute walk around the neighborhood.
There is never a need to go to a gym. You can rake leaves, sweep the driveway, or vacuum the house. You can even take the dog for a walk. This is all considered legitimate exercise.
Staying active flexes the muscles and tendons. It also gets the heart pumping and the blood flowing throughout the body. This is excellent for getting the juices going and flushing our body of toxins.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, there are several ways that we can be happy and content in our lives without having to spend money or cause risks to our health.
Performing several of these exercises a day can greatly increase our feelings of well-being. We will also feel a sense of accomplishment and purpose at the end of the day.
Changing your mindset to align with the tips noted above can really help you identify any weak areas in your life that you may feel you need to change and also enhance other areas of your life in the meantime.