10 Skills You Need To Live A Happy Life

The complete guide to increase happiness in your life, backed by Science

 June 23, 2019

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7. Be more mindful to create a happy life. 

Now that we live in a high-tech world, we go through much of our lives on autopilot. As a result, we miss out on the best parts of being alive — positive experiences, connections with others, and even having fun. So maybe we already have a happy life . . . and we just don’t see it. When you become more mindful and self-aware, you stop feeling so numb and are able to better enjoy everything your life has to offer.

Here are just some of the ways to build mindfulness to live happily more easily:

  • Be more present in the moment.
  • Take breaks from technology.
  • Pay more attention to find the meaning in your life.
  • Spend more time uninterrupted.

 

8. Find your life purpose for a happy life. 

We all want our lives to feel like they matter. It can be tricky, though, to figure out what matters to us. Each person’s life purpose is different, and learning to notice when you’ve found your purpose is a skill. By building this skill, your life becomes more meaningful and more satisfying, so you can live happily more easily.

Here are just some of the ways to find your purpose:

  • Identify your values.
  • Make positive impacts in the lives of others.
  • Find out what drives you.

 

9. Practice kindness to live a happier life.

We’re often so focused on boosting our own happiness that we ignore how we affect others. This is a huge mistake, because kindness is, counter intuitively, one of the best ways to create a happy life. Acts of kindness fuel a longer-lasting, more enduring type of happiness. So when you build this skill, you live more of your days happily.




Here are just some of the ways to be more kind:

  • Practice gratitude.
  • Make positive impacts in the lives of others.

 

10. Build healthy relationships for a happy life.

So often we think that a happy life is something we must build on our own. But long-term happiness actually comes from the relationships that we build with others. In fact, healthy relationships are the most important factor in both our health and our happiness. This is why learning how to develop better relationships helps you live happily for life.

Here are just some of the ways to improve relationships:

  • Stay off your phone when you’re with others.
  • Practice gratitude.
  • Be careful how you use social media.

Of course, building all of these skills takes time. If you need help, get support to walk you through the steps and guide you on your journey to living a happier life.

Check out Berkeleywellbeing.com to learn how to find happiness, balance, and connection in our technology-obsessed world.


Written by Tchiki Davis, Ph.D.
Originally appeared in PsychologyToday

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