Today is International Day Of Happiness, the United Nations adopted the holiday in 2012 as a way to “promote happiness as a goal for all human beings.” In today’s time it takes a little more effort to be happy, with bad news surrounding us wherever we go — making the idea of being happy sound impossible to achieve, especially on a daily basis. Although, happiness may seem to be out of reach, we should still strive to be happy everyday despite whatever tries to take it away. A happy state of mind promotes a positive outlook on life and with more happiness, means less stress, which produces a healthier overall well-being. We have listed below 7 ways that can help you achieve a more happier everyday life .
I know it is such an obvious answer and sounds absurd considering happiness is what causes smiling, but Science has shown that the mere act of smiling can lift your mood, lower stress, boost your immune system and possibly even prolong your life. So start smiling more to have more happy days ahead.
Change Your Mindset
Possibly one of the most effective and important ways to a more happier life is a change mindset. You must believe being happy is achievable, whole hardheartedly believe you can change into the person you strive to be and don’t let your mind think otherwise.
Break Away From Social Media
In our minds we think since we visit social media everyday then it must be what we want to do, and therefore it is making us happy, wrong. Social media can have negative effects on you, especially when using it on a daily basis. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have found that social media affects mood—in fact, the more time young adults spend on social media, the more likely they are to be depressed. Take a break from social and take in some more beautiful views beyond the screen.
Spend Less Save More
When we focus on money, stress almost always seems to peep in. The most effective way to stay away from stressing over finances is to spend less money on unnecessary things and save more for going on adventures. The less debt you owe, the less bills you stress about, the happier your overall mood becomes.
Show kindness, not only to others around you, but also to yourself. Look in the mirror and compliment yourself, treat yourself to a spa day once a month or a nice treat at the end of every week. When you see others in need, help them. Donate your time to helping others, even offering compliments to others can bring joy to their day and make you feel good in return.
Stop The Negativity
Gossiping is one of the most sure ways to NOT be a happy person. Speaking badly about others will only lead you to a more depressing, unfulfilled life. Negative thought processes such as, fear, judging others, and worrying will just keep us miserable and unable to move forward. If you find yourself in a negative thought process, take a breather and regain control over your thoughts — over time remaining positive will be apart of you.
Focus On The Good
Keep your focus on all the good things in life. Sure, there are plenty of bad going on all around us, but we can keep our focus on the more positive things in life by remembering all the good we have going on in our life. A few things to be thankful for is the fact you’re breathing, you have good health, your family and your friends. Write down all the positive things in your life and for now on when you start feeling down start thinking of all the the things you have and be thankful for them.