13. Enjoy your existence, physically & spiritually
Being happy is about enjoying your existence. It’s about appreciating the fact that you exist and experiencing all the physical and spiritual pleasures of life.
Being happy is about appreciating your body and taking good care of it. No, you don’t need to have a chiseled body like a runway model, but getting regular exercise and being generally fit can certainly make you feel a lot better about yourself than just sitting on the couch. But happiness is also about enjoying your meals, taking adequate spa days and indulging in other bodily pleasure of life like some good sex with your partner.
Happy people know how to enjoy the physical aspects of life on a daily basis, but they also know the value of being spiritual. Being emotionally connected to your partner, spending time in nature, practicing meditation can enrich your life internally.
14. Accept life as it is
“Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.” – Valerie Bertinelli
Being happy and positive doesn’t mean you won’t face reality. It means that you accept whatever life has to offer you, have the courage to face it, take steps to change what you can and realize not everything is in your control.
Once you realize and understand these facts of life, you will feel empowered and liberated. When you no longer feel the need to control the outcome of every single thing in life, you will experience real joy. Being positive starts with being honest to yourself.
You do your best to create the best life for yourself and then choose to face the reality of life. The good. The bad. And the ugly. All of it. It’s not necessary for you to have the solution to every problem in life. As long as you keep moving ahead, life will figure itself out in its own way.
Choose to trust yourself. Have faith that you are strong and brave enough to face and overcome any obstacle life throws at you.
Believe that you can not only survive, but thrive. Believe that you are in control of yourself and your own life. Trust that you will make the most of available opportunities, take the best decisions and pull it through.
Trust yourself. Trust your loved ones. Trust the universe. Having faith in your family, friends, and God will give you the much-needed strength to feel happy even in the bleakest situations. Choose trust over doubt. Choose to see the positive even in the negative. Choose Happiness.
16. Make positivity a habit
In today’s world, being happy is not an easy task. It takes a lot of strength and courage to focus on the positive side of life. This is what gives us hope and get through the chaos.
We need to remind ourselves that sometimes we need to stop and smell the roses even if there are some thorns. However, we can often run out of positivity as life keeps hitting us all…hard.
To be a happy person, you need to practice these positive habits every single day. You have to deliberately choose these habits each day when you wake up even when the voices inside seem the darkest.
You have to remind yourself that it is not about escaping your reality or being delusional, it is about choosing to look at the better side of life.
It is about understanding that the grass is greener right here. And to do this you will need to seek support and strength from your family, partner, friends, mentors and anyone else who you find inspiring.
17. Inspire others
Negativity is contagious. But so is positivity. Your energy speaks a lot about you and influences others more than you can think. Negativity sucks out energy and makes you want to make others feel depressed, pathetic and miserable. It makes you feel envious of others’ happiness and successful while turning you into a lazy, procrastinating sloth.
Positivity, on the other hand, makes you feel happy about yourself and helps you become a more giving person. A positive person wants to help others get through obstacles and shine in life.
They inspire others through their own struggles and successes and empower others to find their own light. Choosing to develop a positive mindset might not be easy, but it will be more than worth it.
Happiness is simple
“You can undo a lot of things. If you’re not happy, you can become happy. Happiness is a choice. That’s the thing I really feel.” – Jennifer Aniston
Happiness will come easily to you if you just let it. Of course, you can develop these daily habits to be happier in life, but in reality, happiness is a mindset. It’s a state of being. Happiness is a journey, not the destination that you need to reach fast.
The choices we make on a daily basis determines whether we build the right mentality or not. It determines if we choose to worry about things that are not in our control or if we choose happiness.
Bad things will happen in life to all of us. But it doesn’t need to make us feel less happy. So decide to live a happy life, regardless of the circumstances.
Happiness comes from within. Once you decide to be happy, make sure you stick to that decision. When you have a happiness mindset, you will be empowered to let life unfold in its own way. You will not only face life’s challenges boldly, but you’ll become open to the endless opportunities it has to offer you.