“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of,” said Albert Camus. Instead of searching for happiness, everyone can bring in a bit of cheer if they work around their dispositions.
According to psychologists, everyone has a certain level of happiness and one has to identify and figure out what to do with it. A bit of mental adaptation and change in habits can actually boost happiness levels.
Keeping yourself engaged is the key to happiness. Engage in things you like to do, be it cleaning the house, cooking or just helping out the kids with the homework.
Never say the word, ‘I will try’, but think about doing it and success is yours. A smile can do wonders. So flash a smile. A smile can make you more attractive and friends or colleagues will be eager to have you amidst them. When you smile, the brain is actually sending out signals that you are happy. A state of happiness boosts your self-confidence and you will reap better rewards if you work with self-confidence.
Allot some ‘me’ time and you’ll see that all happy people have control of over their time. Make a list of all the things you enjoy doing, prioritize them and find time every day to do at least one thing that you enjoy the most.
Think positive and be in the company of positive thinking friends. If you are among a group of constantly cribbing and complaining people, their toxicity may suck out your happiness.
Exercise regularly. Working out regularly has a refreshing effect as it releases feel-good hormones. Besides, exercise keeps you fit and promotes good health. So, allot time for workouts. Get proper sleep. If you are sleep deprived, you’ll feel exhausted and sleep debt is not good for health.
Laugh as much as possible. Laughter can reduce blood pressure, pain and stress. It has a healing effect on mind and body too.
Join an NGO or opt for some volunteer work. When you help others, you feel very good and it can become a source of happiness.
Learn to appreciate others and promote close and healthy relationships. People are able to cope better with setbacks in life, if they have close friends or relatives in whom they can confide.
Follow the above tips and stay happy always. And as Baruch Spinoza rightly said, “What everyone wants from life is continuous and genuine happiness.”
Courtesy: Times of India, Author : SINDHU VIJAYAKUMAR