Sometimes I like to reflect on life. Things I have done and things I can work on to better myself. I am far from perfect but I know that I can better myself every day. Here are a few “tips” I have come up with to live a happier life. Most of these I am still working on because you can’t change overnight. Many came from observing and listening to others. One way or another, they have helped me find happiness in my life that I’ve never thought of having. I hope it can bring you happiness to.
Surround yourself with positive and supportive people.
Surround yourself with people that make you want to better yourself. Welcome people that inspire you to do something great with your life. Negative people are like diseases, they suck the life out of you. Steer clear of negative energy and block those who thrive off of it. Life is stressful enough; you don’t need unnecessary negativity to add to it. Also surround yourself with those who will support you and everything you do. Whether they agree with it or not, the people who love you will always stand by you.
Have an optimistic attitude.
Who wants to be with a negative Nancy or a Debby Downer? People flock to positive people. Have you ever been in a bad mood and someone else’s positive mood lifted your spirits? Everyone gives off energy and vibes, if it is positive you will create a positive environment. Enable people to feed off your positivity and hopefulness because hope keeps dreams alive. You never know who you are inspiring to follow their dreams. Stay positive and you will get a better response from people.
You don’t have to be skinny or fit to be healthy. By exercising and eating well, you will automatically feel better. There are 1440 minutes in a day; you can take 30 minutes to move a little. Your body is a machine, take care of it and it will be good to you. You wouldn’t put the wrong fuel in your car, so why would you do it to your body? Get some exercise, eat well most of the time, and catch enough Z’s. Pretty simple!
Have a hobby.
Every day is the same old same old. You wake up, go to work then go to bed. You live for the weekends but why not live for today. Find something you love to do and make it a part of your day. Whether it’s working out, reading, or knitting, find something that brings you joy and peace of mind. We spend most of our lives working so it’s good to have an outlet. Find something that motivates you to get up in the morning. If you have a significant other, pick a hobby together, because two is always better than one.
Take things with a grain of salt.
Don’t take things too literally and don’t let the little things get you down. We make mistakes, we disappoint and we experience upsets, but it is important to look at the bigger picture. Don’t take life too seriously and dwell on the little things that really don’t matter. It may seem big at the time, but in the long run it has no effect on your life. Reading into every detail of a situation will drive you nuts. Is it really the end of the world that you didn’t make the basketball team? Everything happens for a reason. One door closes and another door opens. You can’t control every situation, the only thing you can change is yourself and the way you respond. Take a deep breathe, accept and move on. Namaste.
Need I say anything else? Who doesn’t want to be around someone who smiles?
Remember, money is just an object.
I’m not going to lie and say money cant by you happiness because it sure does help. What I will say is that it won’t buy you a fulfilled life. Money is just an object, a piece of paper with a president’s face on it. It will only take your happiness so far. True happiness in life comes from relationships you share, bettering yourself, inspiring others and doing what you love to do. Money won’t buy you love, it won’t better yourself or others. Maybe superficially but it won’t last. At the end of the day you have to ask, did you better yourself today? If you can honestly say you did, then success will always follow you.
Stay true to yourself and others. Happy Thursday!