How to Live a Happy Life

Life can surely throw some curve balls at us sometimes or even all the time. And keeping a smile on your face may seem impossible. But, making an effort to be positive despite your situation can help relieve stress, depression and trauma you may be experiencing. A few tips on how to be happier include, but are not limited too;

  1. Creating a vision board and set goals: Sometimes depression and unhappiness slips through the cracks when we just don’t know what to do with our lives. Therefore, setting goals for our personal life or even our career life can help with motivating yourself and having a better attitude.
  2. Exercising: Exercising as little as 30 minutes a few times per week. Such as going for a walk, run or even riding your bike can increase clarity and provide a more precise thought process to help you get through your situation.
  3. Food Intake: Watching what you eat and choosing healthier snacks can also increase happiness. Have you ever heard the saying, “you are what you eat”? Well, this isn’t too far from the truth. It’s simple, if you eat bad and unhealthy foods, you are going to feel bad and unhealthy. However, if you snack of foods that are healthy and energizing, in return that’s what you’ll get.
  4. Spending Time: Spending more time with friends and family can increase joy and happiness especially if they are people you enjoy being around. And with that being said, you don’t have to do anything or plan anything just being in someone else’s presences is enough.
  5. Get Out of the House: This somewhat goes with number 3. Just by getting out of the house can sometimes get you out of that slump you’ve been in. Whether it’s a walk around your neighborhood, going to the mall, going out to eat, going to see a movie or to a park, even if it’s by yourself. Get out of the house.
  6. Help Others: Figure out a way to help others who are less fortunate than you. Sometimes our situation isn’t all that bad compared to others. And getting out to view that first hand brings joy to your life because you are in a position to help those who are truly in need.
  7. Laugh More: I do not care if you have to watch a funny movie, think back to that embarrassing, but hilarious moment you had in high school either way practice laughing, this releases chemicals to your brain that reduce stress and depression.
  8. Meditate or Pray: Meditate or pray on the things you hope to come out of this situation. Meditate or pray on the situation itself and ask God or the Universe to allow things to align for you and to provide you with direction and awareness.
  9. Practice Gratitude: Be thankful for what you have, and what will come. Be grateful that things are not worse, because everything could always be not as good as they are now.
  10. Clean: Sometimes cleaning your home, room, car or work area is all we need to get out of our mood of depression. Have you ever heard the saying, “If your house is a mess, then so is your life”? Clean it up.