Who doesn’t want to be happy? Aren’t you keen on always being cheerful? While you can’t control your life to 100 %, there are numerous things that you can do for a happier life…
I’m not a happiness coach, but as a blogger on life tips, I’ll share with you 14 tips for a gleeful life:
1. Be genuine
The first thing that makes a great difference to happiness is genuineness. Although societal norms tend to dictate what’s expected of you, you choose the life that you intend to live! Abiding by the law is primordial. At the same time, what you want to do in life is your decision.
2. Choose happiness!
Happiness exists and at many times, you may be ignoring it. Choose happiness by living mindfully. Notice it in the simple things of daily life.
3. Practice self-care
To feel truly happy, take care of yourself first, then you’ll be able to keep up with the demands of life. From having proper sleep, healthy nutrition, exercising regularly, meditating to enjoying hobbies, socializing and so on.., self-care should be a daily habit. Self-love is a form of self-esteem… a natural thing and it isn’t selfish!
4. Enjoy family time
Spend quality time with close ones. Bonding with your family at dinner time after a hard day is soothing. It also keeps the communication going for healthy relationships. Find time for your extended family and friends too.
5. Gratitude journal
Express your gratitude by journaling daily. You’ll be aware of things that already exist in your life that can brighten up your day! Be mindful… happiness is right here, right now!
6. Failure helps
Don’t feel devastated because you didn’t succeed the very first time. Keep trying and most importantly, learn from your mistakes. Your learning curve will grow gradually.
7. Work smart
Frustration often comes from what you do at work. Find more productive methods for completing tasks. Make things simpler and smile at the results!
8. Ongoing learning
To keep up with the exigencies of life and feel at your best, embrace ongoing learning. Having a learning culture makes you open to changes. You’ll feel more in control of your life and stress levels.
9. Stop comparing
Don’t compare yourself to others. Everyone’s different and that’s the beauty of being your true self. Don’t be jealous or envious… Doing so is a sure road to unhappiness that you never want to take!
10. No people-pleasing
You have to realize that you can’t always do things just to please others. You may want to feel accepted by your peers for the better. However, you still have to draw a line when required, by setting realistic boundaries.
11. Avoid perfectionism
I’m all for high-level achievable goals. However, perfectionism often hinders success by creating barriers. If you keep waiting to be perfect before you start the race, then meanwhile, others will reach the finish line!
12. Reject risk-aversiveness
Take calculated risks. You’ll be happier when you learn more. You’ll get better than those who refuse to venture out.
13. Happiness v/s materialism
Enough money is essential for a living. More riches are desirable for leading a comfortable/luxurious lifestyle. However, you may not find long-term happiness merely from materialistic gains.
14. True contentment v/s short-lived joy
Prefer and choose to do things that bring you genuine happiness over superficial ones. Find out what keeps you satisfied for longer… You’ll see that they’re often things you already have!
True happiness comes from within. You can train yourself to be mindful about the simple things in life, and then naturally feel your best! Do you have any tips to share? Please do so. Thank you!!
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