Happiness. The meaning of this word keeps on changing for all of us on a daily basis. Someday we feel that if we travel to some particular place then we will be happy. Whereas, other days we feel that if we achieve this thing then we will be happy. If we think about it, we will see that all these happiness comes with an expiry date. But happiness is not meant to be short term. Also, does this type of happiness makes us truly happy in the deepest sense? Not really. It is very important to understand that happiness does not happen by chance that is we do not need to wait for something or some reason to be happy. We should be happy by our own choice and it is something that we all can develop by adopting few simple and life changing habits in our life.
We all want to be happy and along with that healthy and motivated too. But many times we are not sure as to how we should do that. All these three things cannot be achieved directly into our life but are a result of adopting quality habits and thoughts. People who stay happy and motivated often have different habits and a different thought process. Also, other than that what we need is consistency and a strong determination as where there is a will there is a way.
In this blog post, you will know about few simple happiness habits that are a bit more deeper than short term health goals and normal habits. Eating healthy, staying fit and managing stress are really important but there are some other simple habits as well that we should adopt in our life.
Happiness habits to add in our life
1. Be patient
It is important to understand that whatever things we do in our life, we will never get immediate results. Therefore, it is very important to learn the virtue of patience and learn to be more patient. This way we can stay happy and successful. When we learn to be patient, it will allow us to remain calm and motivated amid the different problems in our life and allow us to learn from them. And when we are calm in life it becomes possible to have inner peace and we also start to appreciate our life along with all its challenges.
2. Start your day right
Having a proper morning routine or ritual and starting your day right is important to stay happy, healthy and motivated. It is totally understandable that many of us are not able to get a lot of time in the mornings but even if we are able to take out a few minutes in the morning for ourself, it can help us a lot to achieve the right state of mind. This can lead to amazing effects and benefits for us.
Mornings are soothing and actually set the tone for the entire day and so it is important to create and stick to a morning routine. Some things that you can do to start your day right and have a good morning is having a healthy morning drink, spending some time in meditation or journalling, physical activity or going for a walk and preparing and eating a healthy breakfast.
3. Embrace change
Change is a part of our life which we need to embrace at all times to stay healthy, happy and motivated in life. Whether we like it or not we can neither go away from it nor we can ignore it. Also, when we fight changes, it begins to overwhelm us and affects our success. But if we learn to embrace change that will not only benefit us but it will also allow us to get the best out of it.
4. See the humor of life
Despite there being difficult and challenging moments in life, it is important to always find humor in our everyday life. As we all know, laughter is the best medicine due to which humor and amusement in our daily life can create a lot of difference in our life. It can prevent us from crumbling down under the pressures and seriousness of life and enjoy our life. Hence, no matter what happens or how stressful or busy life gets, just find time to loosen up to some fun and humor.
5. Stop focusing on outcomes
It is a human tendency to many times focus more on the outcome of some thing or on what could or can happen rather than enjoying the moment and living life for what it is. This leads to a lot of stress and pressure where we unnecessarily focus on those things that are yet to happen and things that are not in our control. So, we need to stop focusing on outcomes and rather focus on what we do and what we can control.
6. Spend time in nature
What many of us have forgotten in the recent times is that nature has a calming effect on our body and mind. That is why it is crucial that we take out time daily to spend time in nature or walk in park or maybe visit a beach nearby or go in some garden. This will allow us to interact with nature and benefit our health both physically and mentally. Also, when we go out in the nature, our bodies will get the much required Vitamin D from exposure to the sun.
7. Take out some guilt free time to relax
In the recent times, many of us have become workaholics and are unable to maintain a work life balance in our life. But as important work is, even relaxation is important for our happiness, health and success. This is because if we do not do that, it not only affects our health but also our creativity and productivity. Therefore, it is important to take out some guilt free time daily at least 30 minutes to relax and do what we enjoy doing. Try that during this time you stay away from your mobile phones, gadgets and social media. This will allow us to stay happy and work in a sustainable and healthy manner.
8. Spend time with people who inspire you
How happy, healthy and successful we are also depends on who we choose to spend our time with. It is important that we spend time with people who we feel comfortable with or who always motivate us and are always there for us and who inspire us. We should detach ourselves from those who hold us back and always demotivate us or not trust us or are there to push us down.
If your goal in life is to stay happy, healthy and motivated then do try to choose happiness habits from those mentioned in this blog post. Do ensure to adopt them in your life and stick to them with determination and consistency. Remember that results will not be achieved overnight and will take time but just continue going on and putting in your efforts and you will surely see good changes and transformation in your life.
We all want to be happy and along with that healthy and motivated too. But many times we are not sure as to how we should do that. All these three things cannot be achieved directly into our life but are a result of adopting quality habits and thoughts. People who stay happy and motivated often have different habits and a different thought process. Also, other than that what we need is consistency and a strong determination as where there is a will there is a way. In this blog post, you will know about few simple happiness habits that are a bit more deeper than short term health goals and normal habits.