- Do things For Other People
Helping other people is not only good for them; it’s good for you too. Giving creates stronger connections between people and improves relationships.
Aim to do at least four acts of kindness a day. Pay someone a compliment, give away your change or help a friend going through a hard time. You will find yourself feeling happier that you have helped someone and a sense of accomplishment when they feel happier too.
- Taking Care of Your Body
Exercise is not just good for your healthy – but it also boosts your mood and increases your energy, making you happier. Other ways of boosting your mood you can eat healthily, switching off technology, and getting enough beauty sleep.
Aim to use the stairs instead of the escalator or walk to work instead of driving or using public transport – anything that gets you active. Also, eating right is very important to feeling good and remember to drink plenty of water – 2 litres of a day if you can to keep you hydrated and eliminate toxins.
- Set Yourself Goals
The simple act of planning and making goals will lead to feelings of accomplishment and happiness when we achieve them. Goals must be challenging enough to excite us, but also achievable.
Aim to think of a goal and take one step further to get it started then set a list of how you will achieve it.
- Learn When To Say “No”
You must learn to say no to everything and anyone that does not serve your highest good. Saying yes to everything can lead to being overwhelmed, increase stress and leave you with less time to take care of yourself.
You must learn to say “no” without feeling bad about it. Before you commit yourself to anything or anyone, aim to ask yourself – does this serve my highest good? If the answer is no, say no.
- Try New Things
Don’t be afraid to push your boundaries and try new things. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone may be scary at first, but the results may surprise you and exceed your own expectations. Trying new things can make you feel more confident and in turn, happier.
Aim to join a local group that interests you, learn a new language or even join the gym. You will be surprised at the benefits!
- Learn To Forgive
Although forgiveness can be hard, especially when someone has hurt you, however, it is essential to letting go and vital for your happiness. When you hold onto anger, this will occupy a space inside of you, preventing you from feeling truly happy and fulfilled.
Aim to stop being stubborn and forgive anyone who has done you wrong and remember you are doing it for your own happiness.
- Always Look On The Bright Side
Positive feelings such as joy and pride, not only make you feel good but help you perform better too. Optimism is the key ingredient to being happy and healthy.
Aim to have a glass half full instead of a glass half empty and always remember to smile – it is scientifically proven to make you feel happier!
- Be Comfortable In Your Own Skin
This is of course easier said than done but it is important to remember that nobody is perfect and it is important to embrace your imperfections. Instead of dwelling on your flaws, focus on what positive attributes you have.
Aim to always look on the positive traits you bring and work on those to be the person you want to be.
- Surround Yourself With Positive People
The company you keep reflects how you feel inside. In order to be happy you need good people around you. It is important to take time out of your busy work life and hang around with friends and family who make you feel good.
Aim to arrange plans at the weekend to see friends who you can have fun with and share your worries with – always remember a problem halved is a problem solved!
- Teach Yourself To Bounce Back Throughout Hard Times
No matter how perfect your life is, we all have our problems. But how we pull through these low times, affects our wellbeing. You must learn to be resilient and keep a strong positive mental attitude to help you stay happy no matter what you are going through.
Aim to shift your attention to something else when you are going through hard times. Find something that is distracting and you can focus your energy on.