One of the greatest feelings in life is happiness. Yet, focusing on what makes you happy, can be easier said than done, when life isn’t always an easy road. Staying positive and looking at the “brighter side” can also be quite difficult when things aren’t going the way you had expected them too.
However, allowing times of difficulty to consume us with fear, worry and anxiety can be detrimental to our physical and mental health. But with good will, practice and intention, overcoming these periods is possible as long as you are equipped with the appropriate skills and knowledge to do so. Applying these skills and knowledge to your day to day life allows you to put yourself first.
The English dictionary defines the adjective happy as; content, cheerful, joyful, care free, untroubled. How someone reaches that level of happiness depends on their social choices and lifestyle. Such as; socialising with peers, travelling, having children, work, money and consuming substances such as drugs and alcohol.
The choices and decisions you make as well as your response and how you may engage with something will always determine an outcome of emotion. What determines that someone’s success or happiness is merely down to their own decisions.
Here are 20 steps to help you live a happier life:
- Expand your comfort zone
- Live with passion
- Stop worrying about the future
- Live in the moment
- Believe in yourself
- Be spontaneous
- Meet new people
- Work Out
- Surround yourself with positive people
- Learn from your mistakes
- Eat healthily
- Do things you love
- Think positively
- Love yourself
- Give more
Words: Akira Williams