5 Simple Ways of Finding Happiness Daily
5 Simple Ways of Happiness
Happiness is one of the greatest feelings we can experience daily, which lies within us. Each one of us has different ways of getting and finding that happiness.
Simple things of life can bring the most happiness. Do a few simple things daily so that you find happiness and live happier.These 5 simple things can change the way you look at life, love, and relationships. Experiencing happiness is a matter of minimizing negativity and maximizing positivity, being truthful to self, smiling, living a life you love and being with others who are happy.
1. Begin your Day with a Prayer
Consider each day as a new beginning and start it with a prayer and a positive mindset that it will be a great day. Each day we take different paths of life, with different destinations and different dreams. Each day ends with sadness or happiness depending on how the day unfolds and closes.
If you are a Christian, begin and end each day with quiet time. Take a few minutes daily in the morning and night to read the Bible and pray. Make it a habit, you will find yourself quite happier than you used to be.
If you are not religious or spiritual, you may want to try mindfulness meditation. You don’t need to be a guru to meditate. Sit in silence a few minutes each day thinking about the things that make you happy. Focus on the positive things in your life. It will make you refresh and optimistic.
2. Find Ways to Express Your Emotion Daily
Most people spend a few seconds to a few minutes daily in front of a mirror. While looking at yourself in a mirror try to smile or laugh at yourself.Even if you don’t feel like it, laugh and smile. Even if you can think of anything to laugh at, just start laughing and keep thinking. You may eventually think of something funny or else making you happier is enough reason to laugh for. Smiling or laughing releases endorphins that automatically work to better your mood.
Smiling and laughing is contagious. Try to smile at someone else so that they may smile back and make you happier.
Watch a funny movie or read funny jokes or recall about something funny and just laugh.
On the other end of the emotion continuum is sadness or grief or anger or frustration or unhappiness. Holding such emotions has been proven to be extremely unhealthy for the body and mind. So it is better to let it all out.
Go to a solitary place or hill top and scream as loud as you can. Cry your eyes out. Punch you pillow or punching bag till you are exhausted.
Let go of any of your anger. Holding a grudge or holding onto any type of anger only causes you resentment and hinder you from having a better future. Hate is a very heavy bag to carry; let it go. Forget and forgive.
Learning to let go would lead to the path to freedom. By learning to let go, we are no longer held captive by our past or lingering negative emotions.
Let all your repressed emotions or pent-up feelings out without any inhibition. By doing this, it will reset your emotional grid, allowing you to start over.
3. Find Out & Do What You Love to Do
If you have sufficient money, what would you do? Answering this question will be helpful in finding what you love to do.
Do you have a hobby, or something you loved doing as a child. Focus on the things that you both enjoy and do well.Don’t make money as your primary consideration.If financial security is your defining motivator, then you may not end up doing what you love.
What we love to do is already within us. We just need to dig it out without delaying it. Our brain possesses all types of information and experiences, which is required to unravel our passions.
Listen to your heart. You are the only one who knows what fills you up. Try hard to find something that you love to do, which is in tune with your skills and interests.
Imagine that you will be doing something you love today. Begin each morning with the positive mindset that you are going to love what you will be doing today; you will simply have a lovely day.
Steve Jobs had rightly said that “You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
Even if you have the chance to do the things you love every once in a while, you will find greater happiness.Doing something you enjoy is a prime source of happiness.
4. Be True to Yourself & Hold onto Your Values
We all have a built in set of personal values. The things that we believe are important in the way we live and work.Values are usually fairly stable; they don't have strict limits or boundaries. Our values may change across our life-spans. These values determine our priorities.
Know your personal values. What we find true, what we know as fair, and what we believe in constitutes our values. The more we honor these core values, the better we will feel about ourselves and our love and dear ones.
If we lose touch with those values we lose touch with our true self. When we violate those values we violate our relationship with the person that we really are. To truly be yourself, it is vital that you identify those values and make every effort to live by.
When the things that you do and the way you behave match your values, life is usually good and you're happy. But when these don't align with your personal values, then it can be a real source of unhappiness.
This is why making a conscious effort to identify with our values and live by it so is important.
Human infants have no capacity for self-awareness and this consciousness begins around 18-24 months of age. This self-recognition marks the beginning of a lifelong search for the one "true" self.
The longing to live for true self is real, as is the suffering of those who feel they are not being true to themselves.
Psychiatrist Peter Kramer contends that we all have multiple layers of self and ever-shifting perspectives.
Most of us would describe ourselves as either an introvert or an extrovert. However, research shows that we are actually both introvert and extrovert, with a few exceptions; which face we show depends on the contexts.
We are all unique. Be true to yourself. Accept who you are and don’t compare yourselves with others.
Be open to change. Change is the one thing that is sure to happen. Change will happen, so be prepared and ready to experience new things in life.
5. Surround Yourself with Happy People
Surround yourself with happy people. Otherwise, at least surround yourself with people who surround themselves with happy people.
Researchers found that the relationship between people's happiness extend up to three degrees of separation. When an individual becomes happy, the network effect can be measured up to three degrees. One person’s happiness triggers a chain reaction that benefits not only their friends, but their friends’ friends, and their friends’ friends’ friends. This effect can last up to one year.
It is hard begin to think negatively when you are surrounded by people who are happy. In fact, their emotional state will be infectious.
The researchers also found that sadness does not spread as robustly as happiness through social networks.
Spend time with those who love you, treasured the memories, silly jokes, warm days, and starry nights you shared with.
Call or visit your friends when you are feeling down. They will cheer you up.
Happiness Is Always In You
This world needs more happy people. Happiness not only feels good, but it is good for one’s health, relationships, work, and life in general.
Our ability to be happy depends on how we define it.For many, happiness is defined by what has been achieved, what have been accomplished or what material things have been obtained. It is not a result of the people, places or events around us; happiness is completely internal.
Stop blaming others or the world. Stop letting other people and things command your emotions and take control. Choose to be happy. It is completely your decision. You have the power to get what you want.
We all want to feel happy, and each one of us has different ways of getting there. Sometimes it is just out of reach. Understanding what works best for you is the first step in finding happiness.