Most of what we do is to achieve happiness. The problem is that many times we don’t know how to achieve it. Here you will find some tips that can help you achieve it.
Have you ever thought that most of what we do is to achieve happiness? We tend to think: when I finish my career I will be happy, when I get married I will be happy, when I have financial stability and success, then I will be happy. However, it seems that we do not realize that in this waiting we are never happy, but that we are postponing this state over time. I think the fundamental problem is that we go through our lives not knowing what to do to achieve this happiness.
Although the meaning of being happy is different for each person, in this article you will find 7 general tips that can be useful so that day by day, you can grow your levels of happiness.
1. Know yourself
Make a stop in your life and ask yourself: Who am I? What makes me happy? What is it that makes me angry? When you can identify those situations that ignite your bad temper, you can avoid exploding your anger. For example, if you know that going too long without eating makes you really upset, avoid this and set fixed times to do so.
2. Do some physical activity
According to a study by scientists at the University of Munich, Germany, exercise has been shown to release endorphins in the brain, which causes an increase in the feeling of happiness in people.
3. Be in control of your emotions
The secret to achieving this mastery is to begin to renew your thoughts, since it is from here where your emotional impulses arise. For this, you can start by identifying what are those negative ideas that flood your mind and cause you discomfort. If you are able to have emotional control, you can avoid arguments over insignificant things, preventing anyone from being able to steal your happiness.
If you are interested in knowing more about the subject of emotions, you can read: Do your family a favor, learn to elaborate your negative emotions
4. Look for the positive in the circumstances around you
We all have problems and experience suffering, however, Victor Frankl, Austrian psychiatrist who created Logotherapy, mentions that everyone is free to choose with what attitude they face difficulties. Strive to give positive meaning to the terrible things that have happened to you, visualize crises as opportunities for learning and personal growth. Decide to get back up, learn from your mistakes and do not stay on the ground. In this regard you can also read: How to be happy in the midst of adversity
5. Capture the beautiful moments in life
Be grateful to God for the blessings he has given you; begin to value what you have and do not allow envy in your heart. Treasure every moment no matter how simple it may seem: a sunset, your child’s smile, the comfort of your home, etc.
6. Have you ever wondered how amazing your body is?
Most of us take for granted all the functions that our body is capable of performing, but I would like to invite you to close your eyes to stop for a moment and reflect: have you ever had to do something, so that after eating your body nourish yourself with food? Or did you have to tell your lungs how they should breathe? Your body is wonderful! Begin to care for it and value it.
7. Create challenges in the present
Stop thinking about it, the past is already gone; Don’t worry about what could have been and decide to focus on today. Some time ago, in a famous movie they mentioned: “Life is like a box of chocolates”, a very accurate phrase since when we drink a chocolate, we do not know which one is going to touch us. This is your life, at birth you did not choose your family, your environment and the circumstances in which you live; But what you can choose is to accept your reality in the present and work with what you are and have.
Decide to be happy!
You never know when your last day will be, don’t waste your life. No one has plans to die, but the moment may come when you least expect it. Learn to take advantage of the fact that you are alive and that you are healthy. Boost your personal growth and at night stop to reflect on the things you did during the day, what you learned or in what aspects you progressed. Make your days worthwhile, remember that happiness is not the goal of life, but should be the goal of each of your days.
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