“Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.”
– Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass
Happiness is a state of mind, and nothing can be further than this truth. It is not dependant on materialistic things nor on the mood and behavior of people around you. It is only you who can create happiness in your life. So take a look at your goal for the day. Does happiness figure in it? Always remember to make a conscious choice to be happy every day. If one chooses to be positive and happy, the energies and vibrations created spreads happiness around. So read, practice and nurture some valuable tips below and make every single day the best in life.
Begin your day with a smile and remember to smile at people
“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight” – Phyllis Diller
Smile has the power to turn on everything positive in your life. Smile creates positive energies and can make your day a bright one. It is a positive exchange of joy and happiness and a way to spread cheer around.
Have a purpose everyday
Goals and purpose set the tone for the day. When you have a plan in place, there is no room for sloth and negativity. Purpose is a motivator to spend the day usefully and can make each day worth living.
Switch off from petty issues
It is often the petty matters that ruin a beautiful day. In life, change is the only constant and everything else transient. It is time to ask if it is worth squabbling over petty issues. Glossing over pettiness is not a sign of weakness but of great strength. It needs an evolved mind to overlook trivialities and concentrate on the permanent aspects.
Count your blessings and be grateful
Just being alive and healthy is the greatest blessing. Being grateful and appreciating even the smallest of blessings is a sure shot way to make every day the best day of your life. Worry and negativity can turn a beautiful day into a bad one. Take time off to enjoy nature and the birds chirping. Enjoy your morning cuppa and beautiful times with your family. Look around at the ones who have much less as compared to you and be grateful and content for all that you have.
Live each day like there is no tomorrow
If we were told we had just a day to live, what would we do? It can completely change the way we think, as everything pales in significance. All we would ever want to do is hold on to people close to us and perhaps tell them over and over again how much they mean to us. Express love unconditionally to your family and friends. Do not harbor grudges and ill will; they work to spoil each day. Life is unpredictable and none of us know when it is time to leave the world. It is important to spend each day happy.
Follow a routine and accomplish daily goals
A routine is a way to discipline the body and mind with a task and an idea what to do next. There is no room for the mind to wander into negativity. Getting things done or accomplishing goals however small or big they may be enables self worth. These feelings of positivity nurtures well-being and are a way to make each day the best in our lives.
Be in the company of “Happy People”
In the company of happy people, happiness is in the air and it is palpable. When you are surrounded by happy people, you automatically become happy with all the positive vibes. Revel in the joyous moments together and experience the infectious nature of happiness.
Make time for exercise
Nothing to beat exercise to release happy hormones, endorphins, and relieve stress. It also keeps you in good health as well as makes you look good.
Banish negative thoughts and take it as a goal to make each day the best day of your life. Consciously replace negative thoughts with positive ones.
Be kind, patient and love everyone
Make it a habit to show kindness and spread love. Acrimonious behavior is harmful as it brings about a whole lot of negativity.
Seize the present moment
Life is in the now – the present moment. Live in the present instead of dwelling in the past or worrying about the future. Enjoy the beautiful moments with family and friends. Obsessing about the past or being concerned about the future is foolish as we cannot predict the future.
Learn to consciously slow down your frenetic pace of life to enjoy the small little things. Exchanging conversations over a cup of coffee in the morning with your spouse can set a happy mood for the day. Spend time reading out to your child or engage in outdoor activities with family. These are intangible but precious moments and do not let them slip by. These happy moments count to make each day the best.
Plan to a certain extent
Plan your life to a certain extent – for instance have a goal, make your investments, have a good insurance and do plan for crisis. This is just to give you peace of mind but not to stress over it. Ultimately, we cannot predict the future, but we can lead an organized life to help us live without stress and panic.
Clean up and de-clutter
Having too many things around in a perennial mess can cause you to feel irritable. Cleaning up and making space can be mood uplifting. It not only de-clutters physical space it helps free your mind.
Music, dance and be with nature
Music is therapeutic and entertaining too. It breaks the monotony of life. Nothing to beat mellifluous music to bring back the zing to your life! Have you felt drawn to breathtaking views of nature? Watch the sunrise and sunset, it is magical and overwhelming in more ways than one. It reminds you of a supreme power above all things in life and this can be a humbling experience and a way to keep you in touch with reality.
Bond with people you love
Take time out every day to spend it with your loved ones. Each moment spent with them is precious so it has to be memorable and happy. Never go to bed nursing a grudge after a fight. Make up and spread love for all you have is the present moment to be joyous. You never know what tomorrow brings!
Imbibing even a few of the happiness tips given above will bring a sea change in your attitude. You will feel more positive, energetic and stronger. All these feelings are enough to shake off pessimism and bring happiness in your life. And when you feel really happy, make it a point to spread happiness amongst those around you.
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