Listen to “6 Simple Rules for Happiness”.
Happiness is not served on a silver platter; it is a way of life that we need to practice. Happiness is about allowing and accepting rather than forcing or controlling. We can pave the way to a happier life by changing our perspective and being more selective on where and how we focus our attention. With a bit of effort, you can make yourself and the world a better place.
Make the choice today to work towards wholeness, hope, inner strength, meaning, peace, health, love and connection. As you change and grow, your life will also develop and flourish.
Here are 6 rules you can use to gain lasting happiness:
1. Be Conscious of your Mindset
Our mindset influences every aspect of our life, so it’s essential to be conscious of how we think and what we believe about the world and ourselves.
The way we look at situations affects how we feel about them and how we deal with them. Whether temporary setbacks, more challenging problems or even normal sets of circumstances, our perceptions make a big difference.
Luckily for us, thought patterns are like habits, and we can gradually change them. Make sure that you’re paying as much attention to all of the positive things that are happening in your life as you are to any negatives.
2. Define your Goals
Get rid of the expectations other people have for you and define your own vision of life, health and success. Don’t get stuck trying to achieve things that society pushes you to achieve. Define your own happiness and start making steps to getting there.
As soon as you make a plan and start taking steps toward your new vision, you’ll find that it’s much easier to be happy, and you’ll enjoy the journey a lot more.
3. Eliminate negativity
Happiness is a state of mind, and being happy requires making a conscious decision. We have to choose to be happy and work on minimising our negative inner voices.
Happiness comes to us when we detox ourselves from fear, doubt, negativity and expectations. Once you do this, you’ll discover a state of mind defined by purity, where joy exists in its purest form.
4. Discover Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a state where mind and body are both present in the moment. It is a mental state that enables you to become aware of what is happening around you and find peace and solace as you calmly resonate with the moment.
Meditation allows you to talk to your soul, to feel it and get to know it. Through meditation, you can establish a connection between your mind, soul and the universe and uncover the happiness you seek.
5. Take Care of Yourself
You should love yourself enough to look after yourself properly. After all, it’s hard to feel happy if your physical condition is not optimal.
Everything starts with self-love. Love yourself, and everything else will fall into place.
Find time to exercise regularly. Exercise makes you brighter, happier, improves sleep, increases libido, and makes you feel better about your body. Eating healthy and nutritious food will also help your mind and body stay healthy. Make conscious choices about what you put into your body and about what is good for you.
6. Connect with Nature
The more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need. We all lead busy lives, and work, school, and family life can be exhausting. If we try to focus on too many things at once or dwell on single things for long periods, we will become mentally drained. Therefore, it’s important that we take a break.
Spending time in nature, looking at plants, water, birds, and other aspects of nature gives the cognitive portion of our brain a break, allowing us to be more focused and more patient.
If people connect with nature, not only is it good for them, it’s also good for nature. The more people who care intrinsically for their local environment and value the positive impact on their lives, the more they’ll want to protect it from destruction.