Happiness is a wonderful word that can mean different things to different people. The question of happiness and how to find is a difficult question and has fascinated social researchers and psychologists for many years. Take a look at the list of the best ways to forget your problems and troubles and be happy every single day.
1. Important things
If you want to forget your troubles, try to think about things that make you happy. It can be a relationship, job or material things. Spending time with your friends and family is also great memories. If you know what can make you happy, you will be more likely to make time for those things which will boost your mood. Find and use it. Your life is too short!
2. Enjoy yourself
Find time for the things you really enjoy. Do you enjoy writing, reading or other hobbies? If you find yourself saying that you wish you had time to do this or that, maybe now it is the time to try and make it. You can try to set aside an hour in the evening to do what you love. Since it is something you love, you’ll definitely find time for it. There are a lot of those little things in life that can bring a real pleasure to you. It can be reading, writing, or simply a walk in the park. Try to find more time for your favorite things.
Books on happiness are a subject that fascinated many people around the world. Such kind of books shows how the quest for happiness is by no means a modern phenomenon. It can be up-lifting and inspirational. I know many people who prefer the book ‘The Art of Happiness’ by the Dalai Lama and use it when they need a spot of happiness. Or ‘The Happiness Project’ by New York Magazine is another option.
There is one more way to improve your mood. Listen to uplifting music and have a bit of a dance in the room. It can really help. If it makes you feel great, try an impromptu boogie or anything like this. And do not care what anyone thinks! Just try it!
5. Positive thoughts
It is rather easy to focus on the negative things after a stressful day, but do not give way to despair. Write 3 things that went well, or you enjoyed during the day. It’ll help boost your mood. You can do it at the end of the day or even during the day. Many negative things may occur, but try to think about good things that have happened. Such method will help to train your mind to think positively. It is one of the steps which will bring you closer towards being more positive person.
Laughter is the best cure. You can watch uplifting films, for example, comedies. It is a great way to achieve the necessary daily amount of laughter. You will forget why you were feeling so blue after the first episode of your favorite sitcom or movie. Or even the better way is to call an impromptu girls’ night in. You can get those old photos out and laugh at funny story of the past. Did you know that you burn calories when you are laughing?
You know there are many health benefits of exercising. But did you know that it is a wonderful way to lift your mood? Exercises help to decrease cortisol, the stress hormone, and increase endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemical, which make you feel fabulous. Health and happiness are connected with each other, that’s why people with a good health are happier as they say. Don’t you think about combining exercise and laughing by finding a fun way to exercise? For example, it can be hula hooping.
These are only a few ways to forget your troubles and problems and be always happy. But there are even more. Can you share your ways with us?