Staying happy is a choice and the choice is yours….
Yes! Happiness is a choice and not a result of achievements. There isn't one right way or a specific formula that one can follow to find happiness. Sometimes, life brings certain obstacles that can challenge everything. During such times it becomes incredibly difficult to find the joy and seems that everything has turned upside-down. Though maintaining your happy vibe isn't always easy, yet, by incorporating the following tips, you may start feel happier.
- Choose gratitude and count your blessings
No matter how bad life seems, there's always something positive you can find to focus on. Start finding things in your life that you're grateful for and jot down three good things every day. It will increase optimism, reduce anxiety, and make you feel happier.
- Choose to think Positively
Try to live by the proverb 'Every cloud has a silver lining'. Each time you have a negative thought, simply replace it with a positive one. Changing perspective on your situation will help you find happiness.
- Choose to Smile
Turn that frown upside down! Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. So, smiling even when you feel down will gradually make you feel happier and healthier.
- Choose Kindness
Happiness is directly related to the happiness of others. When you choose to do kind acts for other people, so-called happiness hormones are released and you experience feelings of well-being and satisfaction.
- Choose meaningful relationships
Happier people have rewarding social relationships. Loneliness is proven to decrease levels of happiness. Human beings are a social species and need regular contact. In fact, quality relations can make you feel happier.
- Choose to be more mindful
Mindfulness is an easy way to try to increase your happiness levels. Start your day with just 10-15 minutes of meditation.
- Choose to be satisfied
Do not compare with other people. Comparing yourself to other people will only result in unhappiness.
- Choose more responsibilities and reduce your needs
Make a note of all your responsibilities and all your needs, and if you find that your needs are more than your responsibilities, then life will lead to misery. But if you take more responsibility and have fewer needs, then you will be happy.
- Choose to live In the present moment
How can you be happy if you’re holding onto unpleasant memories of the past? Drop them as these are the biggest hindrance for you to be happy in the present. If you are happy now, the past will not torment you and the future will take care of itself.
- Choose to have faith
What you need to remember at all times is, 'There is someone who is taking care of me at all times. He is capable of removing any lack that I have'. This faith in divine power brings joy in your life.
- Choose to share your happiness with others
The nature of joy is to share with others. Joy has the tendency to spread, and whenever you are genuinely happy from within, just share it with others and it will grow.
Think Happy - no matter what life throws at you. Reset your mood to be calmer and happier to create real and lasting happiness for yourself.
Choose Happiness. Live it!