Creating a Happier Mind
Posted on: October 12, 2018
Who couldn't use a happier mind? If you're like most people, you'd probably like to feel happier on a day-to-day basis. However, if you don't usually feel happy, you might be seeking your joy in the wrong places. Instead of looking for happiness outside you, you can actually cultivate resiliency from within by creating happiness habits and approaching life with a positive attitude. Here are three ways to make happiness a way of life.
1. Practice gratitude
Once a day set aside a moment to take stock of everything you're grateful for in your life. Try to come up with three to five things every day. You can write your thoughts down in a gratitude journal if you'd like to return to them later. Focusing on what you're glad to have, rather than what you wish you had, is a great way to feel more content with the present.
2. Give back to those around you
Helping other people is a great way to build up your self-esteem as well as your connections to other people. Look for volunteer opportunities in your area that align with your interests, or consider becoming a spa student to start a new career in massage therapy. Don't forget that giving back in little ways, like listening to a friend when they're down, can be just as impactful as giving back in bigger ways.
3. Be mindful
Throughout the day, if you feel your stress levels getting away from you, take a minute to breathe deeply and bring yourself back to the present moment. Creating a daily mindfulness meditation practice can make it easier to pull yourself back to the present when you need to.
Happiness is a state of mind, and it can be cultivated. Use these ideas to become happier and more resilient every day.