Every little thing you do, every single day, works towards your happiness quota. Even if you don’t think about it consciously, every decision you make, every action you take, every place you go, everything you buy and the people you choose to be with (and choose not to be with) end up in your happiness reservoir. If you want to act for happiness, here is what you need to do:
1. Giving: do Things for Others
Happiness never stems from selfish acts; you will find that you are a much happier person if you open yourself up to doing things for others. Their gratefulness will give you a huge sense of self-worth and contentment.
2. Relating: Try to Connect with Others
Try to make more time for the people that you love; friends and family, both. Having time to really connect with other people and experience and build memories with them is what enriches your soul and makes you truly happy.
3. Exercising: Treat Your Body Well
Not only does exercise make you happier by rewarding you with a healthier body, but also the endorphins that are released through a good workout can lead to feelings of euphoria that will make you feel on top of the world!
4. Appreciating: Don’t Take Things for Granted
You should always strive to be aware of the world around you, and be appreciative of your own circumstances compared to those in the world that are much less fortunate. Take five minutes a day to just sit back and enjoy the freedoms of your life.
5. Trying: Strive to Learn New Skills
Never sit back and be satisfied with your skills. here are always new things to learn! Take up new hobbies and join new clubs as much as you can. Expanding your horizons will always lead to more fulfilment and happiness.
6. Direction: Always Have a Goal in Mind
If you spend a lot of time feeling aimless and stranded, your happiness is definitely going to suffer. Put a spring in your step by always having a goal in mind that you are aiming to achieve. It can be big or small, the size doesn’t matter, but the determination does.
7. Resilience: the Ability to Bounce Straight Back
We all experience things in our lives that cause us to be sad for periods of time, but the trick is to make sure that you are as resilient as possible and can work your way to bouncing straight back.
8. Emotion: Don’t Be Afraid to Show Your Feelings
The unhappiest people are often those who keep all of their emotions inside and never share their true feelings with anyone. Be open and honest about your emotions and you will always be able to find the help that you need to remain a happy person.
9. Acceptance: Be Comfortable with Yourself
You can never be truly happy until you accept who you are without trying to force yourself to be somebody that you know deep down is not you. Whether it’s your sexuality, your weight, your passions, you should strive to make peace with yourself.
10. Meaning: Try to Be Part of Something Bigger than Yourself
Of course, you should take care of yourself as a priority, but it’s healthy and worthwhile to have a meaning and purpose in life. Some people gain a great sense of happiness through undertaking charity worth to help those who are more in need than themselves.
You know you deserve happiness. Are you doing enough about achieving it?