Is it really possible to live a happier life? By being more aware of your thoughts and working towards a positive attitude in life, this is quite possible! Let’s look at the top 5 tips that will make your life happier and more fulfilling.
Count Your Blessings
Eliminate all negativity from your life by learning to appreciate the smaller things in life. This is something that most of us rarely do; we focus on the bad, the ugly, and the mundane. But what we don’t focus on is how blessed we are to have a steady job, a loving family, a safe home to return to etc. Basically, it’s is all about contentment. You can maintain a gratitude journal and write three things daily that you feel happy about. This simple activity which takes less than 10 min can transform your life.
Question Your Own Thoughts
If you find that negative thoughts come a little too easy to you, disrupting the quality of your life and making you an unhappy person, question them. Why are you thinking the way you do? What is the root cause of your negative emotions? Be mindful, be disciplined and learn to control your thoughts.
Make Use Of Reminders
Feel sadness and depression creeping in at the end of the day because you feel like no one understands you or you haven’t yet achieved the things you thought you would by now? Remind yourself once again why you made the choices you did, and try to live in the present. It is very important to learn to let the past go, and to not have too many unrealistic expectations from the future. Remind yourself what your goals are, and how you want to achieve them to feel inspired and happier in the present. Affirmations are a great way to achieve this because it helps to reprogram your subconscious mind.
Don’t Give Up On Your Passions
The more you follow your passions and try to live your desires, rather than curb them because you have ‘real life’ and ‘real responsibilities’ to think about, the happier you are. Embrace your passions and your personality and do it without guilt! If something makes you feel happy – be it dancing, singing or travelling, do it; only then will inspiration flow effortlessly.
To be happy takes a little work. It isn’t something that comes naturally to all of us, which is why some of us have to be determined when it comes to channelling positive energies and banishing negative thoughts. Be true to yourself – if something or someone is the cause of your unhappiness, have the courage to remove the trigger from your life. With determination to stay happy and live a better life will stem the courage to actually practice mindfulness.
Remember, that happiness is a journey and not destination and one must practice everyday. Meditation, affirmations and stillness are the keys which will unlock that hidden part of you which is full of joy, positivity and hope.