What is your favorite way to enjoy life? What is happiness to you? Seriously… how happy are you? Wouldn’t it be great if you could enjoy life more and live a happier life?
Imagine what it would be like to have more quality time in your life, to be happy and to actually feel that you are living. To live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment of it.
Sadly, today…many people have a stressful life. They lose themselves in those day to day activities and forget to live. I look at people every day and they seem to be too busy to enjoy life. Always wanting more, wishing and dreaming but, always postponing. Does this sound like you?
Some people think that they need lots of money to be happy and some don’t even know how to be happy. They are always searching for happiness in the wrong places. They don’t pay attention to the simple things in life that make them happy.
Sure, happiness means different things for different people but, what if you could bring more joy into your life through some simple steps?
Have you ever seen those people living in the countryside? Have you noticed how serene and peaceful they are? They might not have many things but they know how to enjoy the simple things in life. And you know what’s even crazier? Those simple things in life turn up to be the ones that we treasure the most.
So why not try?
If you’re looking to bring more happiness into your life, here are some simple and easy ways for you to be happy and enjoy life:
I’m sure you’ve heard this lots of times and you probably say it’s easier said than done. There are also people who get angry when you tell them to think positive and it’s OK! Their reaction is normal.
It’s not easy when you’re going through difficult situations and sometimes you don’t see anything positive in what you’re going through.
But here’s the thing…positive thinking doesn’t mean ignoring the reality or the problems in your life. What it does mean is YOU making a CHOICE to rise above the circumstances, to not let that situation bring you down and ruin your happiness and life.
When facing a difficult situation it’s hard to see or think that it could also bring something positive to you and sometimes only after a few months or even years you get to actually realize that there was a positive side.
So why not try? You have nothing to lose. It’s much better to be positive about things and life in general then not to be.
Look at the bright side of things and maintain a positive attitude.
If you’re angry, upset and negative about life you will never see the good things passing by. See the good part in everything you do, concentrate on the solution and not the problem. Don’t let one bad moment ruin your whole day!
Surround Yourself With Happiness
Isn’t it awesome when you’re sad or angry or just having a bad day and someone or a certain situation manages to make you smile, relax and forget about whatever made you sad? You instantly feel better!
Maintaining a healthy and positive environment should be a daily priority for you. This doesn’t mean you should be rude or ignore certain people. Just don’t let their negativity bring you down.
Negative people in your life and situations can make you feel unhappy and down. They can ruin your mood and drain your energy.
Find and surround yourself with happy, positive people who lift you up. People who make you laugh, inspire you, care for you and brighten your day.
Simple Things That Make You Happy
You don’t need big or expensive things to be happy. The simple things you do every day can fill your heart with so much joy. Like your child laugh, a walk in the park with your dog, taking dance lessons or going out with your friends.
Play with your kids. Make a snow man if it’s winter. Think you’re too old? Think again! Play with your pet. They always want to play and can bring you so much joy.
Why not visit new places, read a book ( it keeps your mind active ), join as a volunteer …it will make you feel great! Helping others and putting a smile on their face can fill your heart with so much joy.
Learn Something New
Don’t limit yourself! Keep your mind active. Learn new things all the time. Is there something you always wanted to learn? Something you like? For example gardening. Plants and flowers can bring you so much joy! Or maybe you like photography? Painting?
How about some dance lessons? Not only that you’ll learn new moves and improve your dancing but you’ll also make new friends. Find something that makes you happy and do it!
Give Yourself A Break!
Go away from all that’s stressful in your life. It’s ok to take a break once in a while. Take some time…just for you. Relax, listen some great music, see a sunrise or a sunset and smile!
Spend time with people you love and do things that you enjoy. Give yourself a few moments of peace and tranquility every day.
Be Happy Being YOU!
You will never find happiness somewhere else if you’re not happy with yourself! If you don’t love yourself and you’re not happy with who you are, how can you expect someone else to do it?
You keep on searching for happiness in so many places and in so many things but have you looked inside? That’s where true happiness is! Why not give it a chance? Check out this article I wrote on How To Be Confident And Love Yourself to find out more on how to be happy with who you are!
Do What You Love
OK, I know what you’re thinking. But, believe it or not…it’s true. If you can do in life what you like then, you’ll be happy. If you don’t like something don’t do it!
I know it’s hard and sometimes you have to do things that you don’t like. If this is your case, try to find something that you like in what you do. At least until you’ll be able to do what you like.
For example if you don’t like your job but you like your colleagues concentrate on this part till you find a better job.
Here is a thing you can do …ask yourself what do you like to do. What makes your heart happy and puts a big smile on your face? Make a list and try to do those things.
What you do every day matters! It can make you happy or unhappy. It’s your choice how it’s going to be.
Stop postponing your happiness. Stop waiting for the perfect day, perfect moment, perfect dress, car, money, house, for summer, for someone else to make you happy.
Learn to live in the moment. Start using these simple ways to enjoy life and be happy right now. Focus on the present moment and live life to the fullest.
“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” – Frederick Koenig
Great points to put into practice, Cristina! Often we think money can make us happy, but it takes some time to realize happiness cannot be bought – we just need to dig it out from our own souls.
Thank you Bindu!I agree with you.
You’re right – it’s the simple things in life that can make all the difference to our happiness. Great suggestions.
Thank you so much! Glad you liked them.
Thanks for these inspiring tips, they are very important!
I believe the key for happiness is to understand that it has to come from within.
I agree with you. It has to come from within. Thank you for your lovely words.
Great advice, I was thinking yesterday about how much I enjoy my job, however I feel so drained when I get home finding the energy for myself is a challenge:o
Great stuff here … this is a good line to remember “What you do every day matters”
excellent advice; wonderful post!