Happiness may not mean the same to everybody. Some might be happy to fulfil a dream; some with money, for some happiness could be earned by making others happy. Regardless of its meaning, staying happier and motivated plays an important role in the activities to be performed in future.
There couldn’t be a denial of fact that every time one can’t expect to be happy, despite that, it’s very much within a person’s reach whether to take the things positively or get depressed with the situation. Imbibing an act of positivity and good habits is vital to enchant mind and soul. Negative emotions are important too as it justifies the meaning of positive ones thereby making it more important.
Here are some of the steps that could be taken.
- Love yourself
First thing towards being healthy and happy is self-love. This holds true in every case especially with the kind of energy and confidence it brings in. Self-esteem is of utmost importance for physical and mental well-being. Forget criticism on the shortcomings as every person has one, instead, look at your strengths and respect them. Happiness and sadness are a part of life, so learn to manage the disappointments, anger, frustration and observe the rays of hope and joyous state ahead. After all happy mind is happy life.
- Keep company of good people
There are two kinds of people, one who always complain and one who accepts the reality and act accordingly. As rightly said, “Man is known by the company he keeps”. If you encounter negative people who always look at dark side of the things, you are bound to get yourself into same state, on the contrary, getting into a company of positive, hopeful, delighted people can fetch you sound state of happiness and surround you with optimism, imparting you vigour to handle the tough situations easily. Never hesitate to call such positive people who loves and care for you unconditionally.
- Good sleep
Sound sleep can create sound mind. Adequate sleep has become a challenge with the hectic lifestyle and long working hours. It’s getting lost somewhere in between and we couldn’t realise it. Sleep deprivation can perpetuate bad health conditions affecting negatively with mood, motivation and energy levels. At least 7-8 hours of sleep is required for adults though it may vary based on state of one’s body capacity. No matter what the task, try prioritise and give importance to sleep in your daily routine. Listen to some soothing music if you face challenge with getting timely sleep.
- Regular exercise
This can help you get enough relaxation especially with the physical efforts you put in. At times, you might experience lethargic feeling, the only way to get rid of it is performing physical activity for sound body and mind. Muscles and nerves need some boost for them to feel relieved. Take out some time at least 1-2 hours to exercise, meditate and practise yoga for overall comfort of your body. It’s a proven fact that exercise can keep you away from stress, provides essential energy to please your mind.
- Nourishing Food
Kind of diet you take reflects on your body and overall behaviour. A balanced diet high in proteins, vitamins, minerals and adequate water is helpful to get you an optimal energy. Variety in diet can get you range of nutrients to keep you energetic throughout the day. Opt for fresh vegetable and try to avoid junk food for maintaining a healthy well-being. Make a better food choice at least one every day and gradually get into a habit for consuming a good diet for a good body state.
- Think and make others happy
It is believed that the way you treat others, you are bound to get it somehow. Try to speak with strangers and have a sound conversation, you might get good friends who like you and your company. Initially, this might seem tough but over a period, you would find much comfort and happiness in this act. You can even help others with good deeds, this way they would remember you and your efforts to help them specifically in tough situations, you would get internal satisfaction and confident to serve people in need. Additionally, start giving compliments to people for their wonderful achievements, you might feel surprised on the reaction and response you get later.
- Stick to meaningful activities
It may be a hobby or a thing you like or feel passionate about. Don’t let your dream vanish, try taking enough efforts to pursue, strive to make it a reality. Practise an act of learning and implementing new things every day, the one that would motivate and freshen up your mind. With plenty of resources available on internet, it’s easy to find one on a daily basis and you may end up being a person capable of performing 100’s of activities as and when needed. Wouldn’t that suffice you to be proud in front of others that your hard-work would pay off some day with people admiring you.
- Smile and breathe
You must have heard that “Laughter is the best medicine”, similarly smile automatically reflects a positiveness and cheerfulness on our face, and reflects it on the whole body. One thing to follow while you wake up in the morning is smile in mirror and respect yourself for the work you have been doing and promise to continue. While you get tensed or stressed from some situation, take a long, deep breath to calm yourself down. Deep breathing exercises may also help for bring much needed relief.
You might say some of these activities are impossible to perform; the secret is gradually you would be surprised to have adopted all. Remember to have a good control on your mind thereby controlling the outer events and circumstances. Relish the happy moments so you don’t feel depressed in overcoming negative instances and add happiness to stay motivated and confident in life.