“Happiness” is an objective term, differing from person to person. However, despite popular belief, happiness has very little to do with your circumstance – this means that money really does not bring happiness to your life. Rather, it’s how you choose to live your life that will ultimately make you happier.
Happiness is synthetic. You can create it or choose not to. You need to find something that works for you. Below, I’ve listed certain habits that can make you live a happier, stress-free life.
Disclaimer: Happiness isn’t always easy to achieve for everybody. Seek professional help if you’re finding happiness hard to achieve – these suggestions may not work for everybody.
1. Don’t obsess
Some things are just out of our control. That’s reality. You shouldn’t worry about things that you really cannot control.
Don’t overthink things that are way beyond your control. This could be a work situation, family obligations, or the current political landscape.
2. Sleep, sleep, sleep
There’s a weird myth that successful people don’t sleep. While your favourite billionaire may claim to only sleep occasionally -this is not healthy for your body or mind.
Sleep deprivation raises stress hormones and makes you feel lousy all around. Make sure you’re getting about 6 to 8 hours sleep a night. Always listen to your body and rest when you need to.
Get your body moving, and you’ll instantly feel much happier. Don’t worry, this doesn’t have to be anything extreme or intense.
Even something as simple as a 10 minute Youtube workout will make you feel so much better.
A cluttered space equals a cluttered mind. Create a space that’s soothing and peaceful – something that will help your mind emulate the space.
5. Positivity is key
Always believe the best is still yet to come. If you’re optimistic, you’ll feel happier and your performance will ultimately improve too.
The future has great things in store, I promise.
6. Begin your day right
Start your day on the right foot every day. A morning routine could really help with this.
It could be something as simple as having a coffee, making your bed, and listening to a podcast.
7. Make the most of technology
Sure, technology can be toxic (specifically social media), but you can also use it to leverage your happiness.
Certain apps are designed to help you feel more positive and happy.
8. Quit those bad habits
It’s not always about creating new habits, it’s about breaking negative ones. Try to end the bad habits that may be holding you back, and you’ll inevitably move closer to your goals and achieve overall happiness.
Yes, I know this can warrant an eye roll. Meditation can be really helpful – especially for active minds.
You may just feel more grounded and elevated. Give it a try.
10. Practice gratitude
Science has proved it. Being more grateful can train your brain to be more positive.
We recommend spending 5 minutes every day to write out a few things that you’re grateful for.
I hope this helps you to live a more positive life.