Almost everyone have heard the hit single ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ by Bobby McFerrin. The song has a very catchy way of conveying its message of being happy.
Living a happy, resilient and optimistic life is wonderful, and it is also good for your health. Being happy actually protects you from the stresses of life. Stress is linked to top causes of death such as heart disease, cancer and stroke.
Among the greatest of blessings is to have a calm, stable and happy heart. For in happiness the mind is clear, enabling one to be a productive person.
Social networks or relationships are the essential to happiness. People are different from each other, accept them for who they are, avoid clashes, constant arguments, and let go of all kinds of resentments can enhance your happiness.
However, if the arguments seems like unavoidable, then try you best and make an effort to understand the situation, you may discover that you actually can handle and get along with the tough situation pretty well.
Happiness actually can find in everyone, to be happy and living in a happy life is relatively easy and simple – just be a happy person.
Abraham Lincoln observed that most people in the most of time can choose how happy or stressed, how relaxed or troubled, how bright or dull they want their outlook to be. The choice is simple really, choose to be happy.
By saying that, here are the 8 simple tips to help you live happily and achieve the happiness that you want.
1. Being grateful is a Great Attitude
You have so much to be thankful for everyday, you can thank that taxi driver for bringing you home safely, thank the cook for a wonderful dinner and thank the guy who cleans your windows, you can also thank the mailman for bringing you your mails, thank the policeman for making your place safe and thank God for being alive.
2. News is Stressful
Get less of it. Some people just can’t start their day without their daily dose of news. Try to think about it, 99% of the news we hear or read is bad news. If you start your day with bad news all the time, it does not seem to be a sensible thing to do.
3. A Religious Connection is Highly Recommended
Being part of a religious group with its social work, different kind of activities, prayers and meditations foster inner peace.
4. Manage Your Time Well
Time is invaluable and too important to waste. Time management can be viewed as a list of rules that involves scheduling, setting goals, planning, creating lists of things to do and prioritizing. These are the core basics of time management that should be understood towards to develop an efficient personal time management skill.
5. Laugh and Laugh Heartily Everyday
Heard a good joke? Tell your friends or family about it. As they also say -‘Laughter is the best medicine’.
6. Express Your Feelings, Affections, Friendship and Passion to People that Around You
If you do that, most likely, others will reciprocate your actions. But try not to keep pent up anger of frustrations, this is bad for your health, instead, find ways to expressing them in a way that will not cause more hurt feelings to anyone.
7. Working Hard Brings Tremendous Personal Satisfaction
Whether you believe it or not, it will give you a feeling of being competent in finishing the tasks. Accomplishments are necessary for all of us; they give us a sense of value, so work on the things that you feel its worth your time can really increase the level of your happiness.
8. Learning is a Joyful Exercise
Try and learn something new everyday. Learning gives you chances to expand and broaden your horizons. And it also gives you more opportunities in the future.
And don’t forget to run, jog, walk and do other things that your body was made for – Feel alive! And avoid to exposure to those negative elements – loud noises, toxins and hazardous places.
Believe me, just do above these simple things everyday can really make you happier. And always remember this quote from Abraham Lincoln, he says that, “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”