Happiness is self-generated, not ambience acquired!
Many of us think that the source of happiness lies outside us, but in reality, true happiness comes from within. There is inner happiness within everyone, which gets covered under various layers of negative thoughts, worries, fear, and anxieties. It is an inseparable part of our inner being.
Why do some people seem cheerful every time you meet them? Have you ever given it a thought?
Being able to remain positive in testing situations is not something you can master easily. Everyone struggles to hold their positive outlook on life at all times because humans are designed to feel a variety of emotions. Happiness is just one of them.
Staying positive is not just about being happy all the time, it's about having an optimistic outlook on life and being able to stay hopeful.
People who look at life from a positive perspective make decisions that work for them and their situations. They choose to see the good, look for the things that make them laugh, and appreciate everything that they have. Looking at the positive side of situations is not something that comes naturally. But, when you realize the fact that you can choose how to respond to situations in your life, it opens doors to having a positive outlook on life. It is all about self-awareness and investing time in the things and thoughts that make you content.
Here is a list of little things which you can exercise to reduce negative thoughts and march towards positive thoughts:
1. Do what you love
Doing things that give you a feeling of fulfilment are the best way to boost your happiness levels. You might like to take small walks, enjoy the company of loved ones, or listen to music and complete things that bring you closer to your life goals.
2. Avoid having regrets
We all make mistakes in life, it is a human thing. But blaming yourself for everything that goes wrong in your life is never the right way to go. It's best to learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself, and move on.
3. Meditation is the medicine for a happy life
Meditation relaxes your mind and body. It is a scientifically proven happiness booster, which helps build self-awareness, increases mental strength, helps you focus better, and teaches you to focus on the present.
4. Don’t compare yourself to others
Comparing yourself to others will always make you feel unworthy and lower your confidence. No two people are the same; everyone has different life circumstances and things that they can excel at. So, focus on the things that you do best.
5. Eat healthy
You must have heard the phrase, ‘you are what you eat.’ If you spend your time eating packaged and canned food, it leaves you feeling sluggish. Try to eat home-cooked food whenever you can. Cooking your own food is something that you can experiment with if you have the time for it. Eat the right amount of proteins or carbohydrates to keep your body going per your lifestyle.
Happiness comes from all the little things we come to appreciate and habits that we develop over the course of our life. So be grateful for all the good things in life and keep working on constantly improving yourself.