Who doesn’t want to be happy? Happiness is one quality most people strive to achieve throughout life, think about all of the books, podcasts, and workshops around this topic. However, I’ve noticed that a lot of people don’t realize how easy it can be attained on a daily basis.
As someone who always is asked, “How are you so happy all the time?” At first, this question confused me because I assumed being happy was just normal. Don’t get me wrong I’m definitely someone that knows life isn’t a walk in the park, nor am I happy every single day. But I’ve always done things in life to ensure I’m happy most days, living life with a smile makes it more enjoyable. But how do I and other “happy” people get through those rough days, I think is what really makes the difference!
So, I’m sharing a few things that “happy” people do to make life just a little more joyful and now you can too! Because you deserve to be happy!
Start Saying No
I’ve always struggled with telling others no. I’m a diehard people pleaser, so when telling people “No” I felt like I was letting them down or they would suddenly hate me. So I totally get that this is hard, especially when it comes to family and friends.
However, it’s your responsibility to make sure you’re taken care of, physically and emotionally! If you burn yourself out by always helping others, soon you won’t have the energy to even care for those people, let alone yourself.
At first, it’s challenging to know when you should say no. But it will become easier when you realize it’s taking time away from your overall wellness.
This is something I learned at a very young age from my Mom. Throughout life I’ve always been asked how I’m so positive and smiling, to be honest, this question has always confused me. I see life as something that isn’t going to last forever and you might as well be happy and enjoy it as much as you can.
I understand that some days can feel like everything is going wrong in life. If you try looking for the positives in life and start appreciating them and you’ll soon notice your mindset changing and becoming happier.
Do Things You Love
This one seems so obvious! Right? When you’re actively doing things your life you will feel happier in general. Schedule “me-time” as often as you can during a week. Maybe it’s just 15 minutes a day to take a walk outside, or to watch the sunset on Sundays, take a bath once a week. Doing these small actions each week can make a big difference in helping you recharge your batteries mentally and physically.
Working out has been known to release endorphins, and boost your mood almost instantly. Staying active is an important part of living a happier life, however, it doesn’t mean you need to be running marathons! I know I certainly won’t be doing that again. But if you can find an activity that is easy for you to incorporate, you will also have something to look forward too.
Plan a Getaway
I’m sure I’m not the only person that likes to plan everything! But research has actually shown that planning a vacation and not the actual trip itself will increase your happiness! Having something to look forward to can help you smile as you’re leading up to your trip, probably more than the actual getaway.
I hope that you’re able to use some of these tricks to live a happier life. If you have any to share that work for you please comment below I would love to hear about them!