HOW TO BE A HAPPIER PERSON.
I’m happy but I’m not that happy. I have lots of reasons to be happy. I have a roof over my head, food on the table, a loving family and a close group of friends. The Mr and I both have secure jobs, are children are happy and we don’t go without anything (perhaps thats why the house build is not happening Fleur duh!), we live a happy life. The Mr and I are fortunate and we count our lucky stars. But despite all of that, I am not deep down in my bones happy. How do you get that happy feeling? Does it even exist?
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
I’ve done a bit of research (i.e. looked around the net) and put together a list of what I can start doing today to make myself a happier person and live a more positive life.
How to be a happier person:
♡ Eat right and exercise. Sounds really simple but it can be harder to get these two things right than you think. I know I am a happier person when I exercise, its just getting to the gym that is the problem.
♡ Remove negativity from your feed. If your Facebook feed is filling up with negative status’s and articles – then one click is all you need to unfollow or unfriend. Create more positivity in your feed and seek out the good stories. Stop reading the hate.
♡ Practice gratitude. I was joining in with a blogging buddy and doing a post each Sunday about what I was grateful for during the week. I must get back to doing that.
♡ Do something you love. For me its blogging. I love it.
♡ Don’t compare yourself to others. Comparison truly is the thief of joy. Don’t compare your beginnings to someone else’s middle or ending.
♡ Do something nice for others. For me, one of the things I love doing at work is home delivering new glasses to the little old ladies and gents that find it hard to get back into town. They are always so appreciative and love the company for a few short minutes. It makes me feel warm inside doing that. Chase that feeling.
♡ Let it go. Let go of anger. Don’t bottle it up inside. Forgive and forget.
♡ Acceptance. Accept that not every one is going to like you, and that is ok. Accept that some people are still going to be nasty and judgemental for no other reason than because that is who they are. Accept that bad days happen and its ok. Don’t beat yourself up over it.
♡ Declutter. Remove anything from your space that no longer means anything to you. Clutter fills our home and in return clutters up our energy. I really can’t stand clutter. I regularly declutter our house.
I am looking forward to putting some of these ideas into actions over the coming weeks.
Tell me, how happy are you today? Are you deeply happy right down to your bones happy? Or just your regular kind of happy?
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