Happiness, living longer and positivity are essential to every aspect of getting the most from life, no matter how old you are. When we feel happy, we are more likely to get out and engage with the world, and the more we do.
Fastest Ways to Increase Happiness
Life isn’t always perfect, So we all get down sometimes in our life. However, here are top 7 ways to boost your happiness.
1) Exercise for 30+ minutes daily.
For an instant happiness boost when you’re feeling blue, try hitting the gym or heading out for a brisk walk or run. Not to burst your bubble, but research shows that the happiest people in life spend more money on experiences than on material things.
2) Write down what you’re grateful for.
For many people, negative thinking comes naturally. Positivity, on the other hand, requires conscious effort. One of the easy ways that you can train your mind to focus on the positive is to write down what you are grateful for.
3) Commit to a consistent sleep routine.
Consistent sleep is essential to every process in the body, affecting our physical and mental functioning the next day, our ability to fight disease and develop immunity, and give positive energy. Sleep is truly interdisciplinary because it touches every aspect of physical health and mental health.
4) Reduce screen time.
By reducing screen time, you allow your brain to slow down and focus on tasks without distraction. In a world filled with buzzing phones and blinking instant message screens, sometimes we need to return to the basics. Controlled breathing can lower your blood pressure and put your body and mind in a state of calm and relaxation.
5) Reconnect with friends/family members.
Surround yourself with people who you love, and get rid of those who treat you badly, don’t support you, or bring you down. When you are feeling down and have been feeling low for a while, it is important to seek some help to get through this difficult phase. Seek out a friend or family to listen to your problems, if you think you may be suffering from depression. As they say, a problem shared is a problem halved, and even talking through your issues can help them seem less overwhelming.
6) Spend 30+ minutes daily on a side project.
Your goals provide you with the momentum that could push you beyond the limits of traditional milestones and get your productivity rocket. Momentum is crucial to growth and getting things done. It makes goal achievement and behavioral change easier and quicker. When you start working on your side project it gives you a feeling of extra peace and mind in a state of calm and relaxation.
7) Practice mindfulness.
Many of us are so focused on what happened yesterday or what’s going to happen tomorrow or next week or in a year, rather than taking the time to focus and enjoy today. Take a moment, right now, to just be still and breathe. Studies show that those who practice mindfulness and meditation are happier than most.
Overall, believe in yourself and your capacity to improve who you are and recognize all you’re accomplishing. So, smile! You’re doing so much better than you think you are!
There’s always room for bliss.