A lot of what works to make us happier actually begins with becoming aware of our emotions and our needs.
It’s hard to be happy when we aren’t seeing the real reasons for our feelings and experiencing more happiness in life and with ourselves.
To become happy, we need to re-connect with what’s happening inside us. We are emotional beings.
We must start feeling happy in life and stop focusing on what we don’t have or what we fear.
Instead, we need to focus on the things that bring us true happiness.
Happiness is about more than just circumstances.
When we connect with our emotional needs, we are more able to be happy with the “now” rather than constantly wishing for what we want.
Follow these three steps to be happy and feel content.
They can be practiced daily, or they can be learned as life skills that you can incorporate into your day.
1. Actively prepare for today
Not getting what you want is stressful.
It might feel like the world is crumbling down on you.
No matter how many books you read about being optimistic or how many other people tell you that you are happy, we don’t always feel this way.
Being unhappy and positive can be contagious, and it can cause our moods and feelings to influence those around us.
The best way to maintain inner happiness is to continuously prepare yourself for happiness.
It’s not enough to just know that you’re going to feel happy we need to do everything in our power to actually feel happy and positive each day.
Start with living a healthy lifestyle. Doing a few simple exercises will get your heart pumping and improve your overall well-being.
When we do these, we feel more positive and motivated, which will improve the quality of our lives and our relationships.
By being healthy, we can put off any issues with our bodies that could cause us problems later. If we’re stressed or tired or in pain, we can’t stay positive.
Meditation is another great tool to boost your emotional health. People who meditate feel better physically, emotionally, and mentally.
It has been proven to have many mental and physical health benefits, such as decreased depression and increased energy.
Seek to live in the present moment. This will bring happiness into your life. Spend at least 20 minutes in nature each day.
When we are not in nature, we feel helpless. Taking a few minutes to go outside, be in nature, and enjoy nature will improve your state of mind and your relationships.
2. Help others
We often think that happiness is just a passive state. To be happy, we just have to focus on ourselves.
According to behavioral scientist Marshall Rosenberg, we can be happy simply by being present and helping others.
By connecting with others and having empathy for others, we can live a more fulfilled life.
According to Rosenberg, we are doing ourselves a disservice when we focus solely on what we are doing or what others are doing.
Being present means focusing on ourselves to see the world as a happy place.
We can be happy by living a simple life. Less is more. We only need three basic things:
- Good health
The best way to live a happy life is to have these three things.
You can start by volunteering with children and families in need or simply by being with loved ones and spending quality time together.
While you’re spending time with the people who are important to you, you can also be mindful of other things around you that bring happiness.
You can look for small things that you can improve or do to make your life better.
3. Learn to be amazed by what you have
Happiness can be cultivated by asking “What if?” you question every day.
If you’re having a bad day, this question will open your mind to new possibilities and new ways to improve your situation.
If you’re having a good day, you will be reminded of how fortunate you are.
Try to remind yourself of all the things you have.
While you can’t bring your grandmother back or the loved ones you have lost, you can be happy by taking a second to appreciate the good that you do have.
This question can be used to change your state of mind.
You can start asking yourself “What if?” every day to feel happy and grateful for all the blessings that you have in your life.
4. Maintain a positive attitude
The best way to maintain inner happiness is to create a positive attitude. You need to look for things that are good in your life and focus on the positive.
While this doesn’t happen immediately, it can happen with consistent practice.
When you feel down, remember that you’re feeling negative because you’re not appreciating what you have.
When we focus on the bad, we tend to focus on our negative emotions more and that’s when we become depressed.
Instead, focus on the good and see how lucky you are.
Find what is good in your life and keep it in your mind. This will bring you happiness.
5. Simplify your lifestyle
Happiness is a result of simplifying your life.
Once you find happiness in life, you must find ways to simplify your life.
This is a lifelong journey. Happiness doesn’t come and go like a roller coaster ride. It’s a daily practice.
Simplify your routine. Cut out things that are not bringing you happiness.
This will allow you to focus on what is important.