Would you like to make life more enjoyable, so you can find true happiness?
All you have to do is…
The changes that can improve your daily ‘happiness’ levels are relatively small. Happiness doesn’t necessarily require earth-shattering undertakings. You can change your life for the better with this series of simple steps that can be implemented immediately.
Today, I’d like to share 8 secrets that will help you make life more enjoyable, so you can find true happiness.
Identify Negative Thought Patterns
Keep a happiness journal. Write down everything you’re grateful for each day. Come up with positive affirmations and repeat them to yourself daily. Seek out people who make you feel good, and surround yourself with them as often as possible.
Get Up Earlier
Getting out of bed a little earlier each morning can do wonders for your mood. Set your alarm for half an hour earlier and use that time for yourself. Go for a run, do yoga, meditate, prepare breakfast for your family, start a novel. You’ll suddenly find you’re no longer rushing to get things done.
Keeping on top of minor chores can save you a ton of time. When you use a dish, wash it afterwards. If you drop something on the floor, vacuum! When you clean up after yourself immediately rather than allowing things to pile you, you’ll find yourself more free to spend time on other things. You’ll also feel happier with a tidier, clutter-free home!
Don’t Overdo It
While having goals is great, it’s easy to get carried away and commit yourself to making too many changes at once. Start with the little things and work your way up. Don’t expect to do a marathon if you’ve never run much before: start with a 10km and build up to a half-marathon. This goes for business, too. Don’t try to provide every kind of service to every kind of customer. Focus on one thing that you can do really well, and over-deliver on that.
Be More Spontaneous
In other words, doing the same thing every day makes it impossible to progress. Be less predictable. If you feel yourself getting into a rut, force yourself to climb out by doing something new – something you’ve never done before. Join a club. Visit a new restaurant. Go rock-climbing.
Studies have shown that people who make a habit of practice gratitude every day also tend to be more active and have fewer physical ailments. You’ll even sleep better. When you really focus on all the things you can be grateful for, your mood will naturally lift.
Be An Individual
When you compare yourself to others all the time, you’ll only make yourself more miserable. Your mind will be constantly preoccupied with what you don’t have, rather than what you do have. Remind yourself of everything you’ve achieved. You may just realize that money really isn’t the sole ingredient in a recipe for happiness.
Do Something You’ve Put Off
Make a list of long-term stuff that you need to get done, and stick it on your fridge. Set yourself a goal of ticking one off each week. You’ll be amazed at how good it feels to tackle these long-overdue tasks. As you cross each one off your list, you’ll get a surge of motivation to move onto the next one.
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