How can we bring about more happiness in our day to day lives? It’s an important question that many people don’t ask themselves. Many people base happiness on major life events, but happiness actually comes from habits that you can implement into your daily life. Instead of waiting around for things that will make you happy, try some of these ideas to find more happiness each day.
Look at things as glass half full rather than glass half empty. Bad things happen to everyone, but it’s the way we handle them that dictates how badly they will affect us. Look at the facts, tackle the problem, and grow from it. Reflect on what you’re grateful for and move forward.
Be Around the Right People
Surround yourself with other positive people who bring joy and happiness into your life. If you find yourself around negative people, you’ll see that your outlook on life becomes more negative as well. Being around people who make you feel good, who you have fun with, who have your best interests at heart, will make you feel much happier. Life is all about positive relationships.
It goes without saying that you should be happy for what you have. Appreciate the people, things, and experiences that you have in your life. As the saying goes, take time to smell the roses. The more you appreciate things that make you happy, the happier you will be. Take time to enjoy your successes, your company and your life. Celebrate the small things. Appreciating the the little joys you have throughout your day will help to change your outlook on life.
You have nothing if you don’t have your health. It’s something we take for granted so easily. Even when you get a small head cold, you realize how much easier life is when you’re feeling 100%. Treat your body the right way. Eat right, exercise and get enough sleep. Exercising releases endorphins that help you feel good and put you in a better mood. Eating right and getting enough sleep can help you to live longer and have a more healthy life. Put yourself first when it comes to your health.
By slowing our lives down, appreciating what we have and bringing more positivity into our lives, we’ll find more happiness. Just by changing a few negative habits, you’ll quickly find that real happiness is not far out of reach.
Ande began her 20+ year career as an adviser and quickly realized that many people weren’t taking into account was how emotions play a huge factor in financial decision making. Leaving behind her practice to focus solely on educating both advisers and consumers alike, she became an expert in behavioral finance. Author, speaker, thought leader, and money educator, Ande is helping women to take control of their money.