10 Ways To Be Happy No Matter What Life Throws At You
ONE NOT SO FINE DAY
Ever find yourself feeling lifeless, aimless and simply refusing to last another hour on this planet?
For me, it’s my depression, for some life hits them so hard right “smack in the face” when they least expect.
The good news is, even if you are not diagnosed with Depression like me, you might still end up being sad, emotionless and simply just tired.
I am talking about the mother of all TIREDNESS.
HERE ARE 10 WAYS YOU CAN TRY TO MAKE YOURSELF HAPPY NO MATTER WHAT LIFE THROWS AT YOU
1. Keeping It Simple.
Soon I find myself skipping meals, neglecting my personal hygiene and not getting sufficient rest my body needed.
What I really needed was the basics. Simple easy to follow routines. Eating on time, ensuring that I do not neglect my personal hygiene and most importantly SLEEP.
Science has proven to us again and again that our human body needs to rest for it to be at its optimum performance.
After setting my routine again, I find myself happier and more productive. Very well grounded.
2. Do Not Take Your Anger To Bed With You.
I realized that venting all my worries and irritation before I go to bed helps keeps me happy the next day.
It could be writing on your personal diary, sharing with a close trusted friend. Or even venting it out through exercises.
Being a stay at home mum and having 2 toddlers running around the house, I find it “Therapeutic” to transform all the rage and hatred in me positively through household chores.
Yes, you read it correctly, household chores. For those of you who have domestic helpers and part-time housekeeper consider yourself lucky and fortunate.
To some people like us, its full body workout daily.
Well looked at it this way, at the end of the day its a win-win situation for me. I get to vent my anger and I have a clean house before calling it a day.
3. Fake It And Keep Faking It.
Our mysterious minds work in a strange way sometimes.
Feelings will often lead to actions. And actions can at times make you do things you might regret later one. Don’t succumb to every feeling especially if they are negative. Instead, do the opposite.
When you feel sad, instead of being miserable and gloomy try acting happy and cheery, you just might find yourself feeling happier.
If you are feeling angry, instead of going “guns blazing” to the people around you, try a different approach by being kind to everyone in your path.
Remember, it’s not about if you feel like doing it.
Every negative feeling MUST be converted to a positive feeling and action even if it’s not real.
This strategy is remarkably effective.
4. Learn Something New Daily.
Our mind constantly needs stimulation and “the feel-good” factor. This can be achieved through accomplishments and daily goals.
Try it! Challenge yourself, explore the web, Youtube and any other resources where you can learn something new daily.
No matter how big or small the challenge is, you will be surprised with the results.
There were days where I taught myself how to cook simple recipes and there were also days where I learned how to do website SEO.
This feel-good factor will enable you to be happier.
5. Practice Gratitude Daily.
Gratitude doesn’t have to be saved for the “big” things in life.
The habit of being grateful starts with appreciating every good thing in life and recognizing that there is nothing too small for you to be thankful for.
Even if it is as simple as appreciating the clear weather.
You will find yourself feeling happier by practicing to be grateful.
6. Trading Money For Some Happiness.
While money is an important commodity, so is your happiness. Don’t try to save all that money.
I am not saying splurge all you have and start buying random things. But you know what I mean.
Treat yourself to that newly opened restaurant. If you are not a foodie and more of a techie like my husband, grab hold of the latest electronic products.
Go on dates, coffee sessions and even fun meetups with that long lost friend, family member, and even your partner. Renew the relationship again.
But always spend within your means.
7. Living In The Present, Be Mindful.
Do not compare yourself to others. Be happy with what you have and stop comparing.
And if you really can’t help but compare yourself to others. Think about all the sufferings in the other parts of the world. Hunger, children dying, war zones and even being homeless.
I am sure your situation is nothing compared to them.
So stop worrying and start appreciating what is in front of you and live in the present.
8. Get Sweaty and Unleash That Dopamine.
I am talking about simple brisk walking for 10 mins around the block. If you are too lazy to get out of the house, with technology so advanced, connect with your favorite exercise trainer on Youtube and get sweaty in the comforts of your home.
Exercise is one of the most dependable mood-boosters.
Even a 10-minute stretching exercise can brighten my outlook and change my day.
Grab a towel and start releasing that dopamine in the head.
9. Read Or Watch Something Inspiring.
If you are like my husband and hate going out, Check out his blog here Mr. Agoraphobic. You can find ways to uplift yourself by reading some inspiring books at home.
And if reading is not your “thing” there are numerous resources of motivational and inspiring videos online.
You will never know which one will be beneficial for you until you read it or watch it.
10. Work Hard And Keep On Trying To Make Yourself Happy By Taking Action.
Take time to reflect and start paving a way towards your happiness.
What makes you happy? What makes you smile? Only you have the answer to that yourself.
Start taking action and work towards it. You don’t have “SAD Genes” and neither are you doomed for life for being unhappy always.
You can start changing all that by following the steps above and be the best version of yourself.
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