“Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life.” Today, no one is happy and contented with their life. A poor man has all the things to be unhappy about while a middle-class man also cribs about increase in petrol prices, income tax rates and price hike of various basic commodities. On the other hand, a rich and affluent person has many other worries that keep him unhappy in life. Every single person is unhappy in their life. But happiness is a choice; it lies within our heart.
Here, we have come up with 10 ways to bring the happiness back into your life, to help gain a better perspective on what is happening around you, and to help you to live a brighter, more vibrant life.
- Surround yourself with people who love you
The first thing you can do in your life to bring back happiness is surround yourself with people who love, nurture and care for you. You will know that even through the toughest times you will always be supported. When love is around you, you will feel it, and because of that you will provide the same love to others who may need it from you.
- Do what you love
Most of us are into career which doesn’t give us happiness at all. You can only enjoy your work if you are able to put your heart and soul into it. Doing something you love will have deep meaningful effect on you and those around you. It’s doing things you love that brings you joy and brings the happiness back in your life.
- Conquer stress with laughter
The best way to find out the solution of a problem is doing it with a smile on your face. You have to deal with the problem either way, so why not do it smiling? Try not to take life too seriously. However, seriousness is required in some circumstances, but if you continually treat life as a struggle or as something painful then it will continue to be that way.
- Be grateful to what you have already in life
We often wish for many things and try our best to achieve it. But in this chase, we forget to cherish the things that we already have in our life. We ignore them and look for better things. But being thankful or grateful for what you already have in life is one of the main things to remember when living in depressing and sad world. Be thankful to what you have already and happiness will come back to you knocking your door.
- Pen down your thoughts
The best way to let all your frustration out is writing about it. Writing not only helps you unburden your mind but it is also a perfect way to help with getting happiness back. It can release any stress, worries or anxiety, and once you have written down your thoughts – however negative or sad they are – you will feel a hundred times better for letting it out. Start writing it out!
- Spend some time in the lap of nature
Nature has the power to soothe your mind and soul. If you are feeling unhappy, then try stepping out of the house and spend some time in the lap of nature. Just step out into your back garden early in the morning or late in the evening will do the same thing. Sitting and listening to the birds, watching as they go about their daily routines, feeding them, is a great way to calm your mind and bring back happiness in your life.
- Try doing something for someone else
It is said that “a life lived for others is a life worth lived.” To get the happiness back in your life, it might be time to start looking at how much giving you actually do. When someone asks you to do something for them, do it wholeheartedly. If your help can sort out someone’s problem, then will feel an immense amount of happiness in your life.
- Look for good and ignore the bad
We often try to find bad out of everything but rather doing that try to find the good side of it. Every person, even the shittiest person, has something good inside them. The world can only be a happier place if we stop looking for flaws in people. So rather than focusing on what’s bad in the world, perhaps it’s time to shift your perspective and focus on the good around you.
- Trust your instinct
Only you can decide for yourself, what is good and what is bad for you. To keep out depression out of life, just remember to follow your intuition and have faith that you are going in the right direction. It is when you believe that you can survive anything that you will have happiness back in your life. Don’t forget that there are no mistakes in life, there are only opportunities to grow.
- Make your work space a joyful place
Surround your most stressful environments like your office space with knickknacks and images that make you smile. Fill your office desk with a collection of little, colourful trinkets and characters, to make yourself happy. These little things are reminders during the day not to get too overwhelmed by work and to make sure to infuse it with a sense of excitement and colour. Stay happy, stay blessed!