5 Secrets to Keeping Yourself Happy
We’re all so busy nowadays, it’s often difficult to find the time to reflect on our lives to date and whether we’re happy with what we’ve managed to achieve so far or not! So before life runs away from you any more, stop and reflect on these 5 secrets to keeping yourself happy and healthy so you can achieve your life goals.
1. A HAPPY MIND RESIDES IN A HEALTHY BODY
The connection between happiness and health is surprisingly strong. If you’re not as fit as you’d like to be, complete happiness may continue to elude you in your daily life. When you have a fit body, you feel refreshed and energized which helps you work efficiently and effectively. Not only are you able to sail through your daily routine effortlessly, but you are also exceptionally efficient in doing household chores and other jobs that ordinarily might overwhelm you. So start right now on a new fitness regime to help put you in a positive frame of mind. Choose something you’ll love doing so you don’t lose motivation, like a sport or exercise class or maybe look at exercise equipment hire as an alternative to the gym and create your very own fitness corner in your house. You’ll see a positive difference to your state of mind in a very short time frame when you exercise regularly. Give it a try.
2. STAY CLOSE TO HAPPY PEOPLE
The old saying ‘Misery loves company’ is so true. Being with people who are unhappy all the time can influence your own happiness in life. So make sure you spend time with happy people at work and in your social life and you’ll notice the difference to your own state of mind. Laughter and happiness helps alleviate the stresses and strains of everyday life.
3. MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF
With our busy lives juggling family, work, friends etc, it’s not always easy to find time for you. However, it’s very important to do so to allow you to follow your hobbies, travel, read, go for long walks, listen to music or whatever it is that allows you to recharge your batteries. If you can’t afford to do the hobbies you really want, try saving consciously every month to enable you to do what you want, travel where you want etc.
4. BE KIND TO OTHERS
Sometimes, making someone else happy can give you a huge sense of achievement and self worth. It can be simple things such as striking up a cheerful conversation with a co-traveler, complementing a colleague, getting some flowers for a loved one or any small gesture that puts a smile on someone’s face. Try this trick a couple of times and we reckon you’ll find it hard to stop doing nice things for other people!
5. THINK OF ALL THE GOOD THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED TO YOU
It’s very easy to complain and moan about your lot, particularly when things don’t always go as you’ve planned. However, you have the power to change your life around and when you begin to contemplate and acknowledge all the good and great things that have happened to you in your life, the complaining automatically stops and gratitude and happiness take over. Sometimes it helps to consider other people’s lives who are less fortunate than you, so you can realise that actually, things are pretty good for you.