Everyone wants to be happy, and there are many ways to get there. Happiness is something that we all desire, and that is a good thing! However, it can be challenging at times, particularly when you compare yourself to others or become overwhelmed by negative thoughts. Here are some ways you can practice happiness in your life:
Don’t Compare Yourself To Others
“Comparison is a thief of joy” they say for a reason. A lot of unhappiness stems from the fact that people compare themselves to others. We see someone who is more successful or happier than us, and we start to feel jealous. We think, “Why can’t I be like that person?”
We forget what makes us unique and how we can make a difference in other people’s lives. Don’t get me wrong — it’s healthy to want to improve yourself and grow your skillset, but if you continue comparing yourself to everyone else, it’ll only bring negativity into your life. Focus on what makes YOU unique rather than all the things you lack in comparison to others. Your unique qualities are what makes life worth living after all!
You can practice gratitude in many ways and with different people. You can be grateful for the food you’re eating, or the coffee you’re drinking, or the fact that you have a roof over your head. You can also be grateful for what other people do, such as helping you out with an errand or lending an ear when you need it.
Practicing gratitude is easier said than done; it’s not something that will happen overnight. But if we want to feel happier and more fulfilled in life, practicing gratitude is one of the best things we can do for ourselves and others.
Live in the moment
When you’re in the moment, your focus is on the present and your surroundings. You don’t contemplate what has already occurred or what might occur in the future. You are focused on enjoying what is happening right now. Living in the moment involves putting aside worries for the future or the past.
Being present means not being distracted by other things that aren’t relevant to your current task at hand — whether it’s something as simple as preparing dinner or something more significant, like making an important decision — and staying focused on one task until it’s completed before moving onto another (or simply taking a break). When we’re busy multitasking, we’re often not doing everything at our highest level of quality and efficiency because we’re spread too thin: our brains cannot devote all of their attention and energy on all tasks simultaneously.
“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.”
Roy T. Bennett
Happiness Multiplies When Its Shared
Sharing is good. Sharing is great. And the more you share, the happier you’re going to feel! That was probably a surprise for some of you given that sharing can make us all feel vulnerable and even embarrassed at times. But what if we told you that sharing isn’t just good for your soul…it actually makes it better? Yep. That’s right: happiness multiplies when it’s shared with others and not just hoarded all to yourself!
Sharing Can Make Us all Happier
You may be thinking, “Of course it does! If I have something, and you don’t, and then I give it to you, there’s a good chance that will make me feel good about myself.” But there’s more to it than that. Why? Because when we share with others, we trigger a series of positive emotions — and those feelings are what make us happy in the long run.
The more people involved in a share, the happier everyone is going to be. This is because sharing creates so many benefits for us, both emotional and social. Sharing makes us feel good about ourselves because it shows that we care about someone else and want them to experience some of our happiness. And when we share with others, we also get to know each other better, which builds trust and makes us feel more comfortable around one another overall.
Exercising is one of the best ways to boost your mood, as it releases endorphins and helps you sleep better. It’s also important to make sure you are getting enough sleep — the lack of it can lead to depression, fatigue and stress.
When exercising for happiness purposes, try doing it outside if possible — studies have shown that people who exercise outdoors tend to feel happier than those who don’t.
Happiness is simply a result of doing what you love and being around people who love you.
Happiness is not a destination, it’s a journey. You could be living your dream life and still feel unhappy if you’re not happy with yourself. Happiness is simply a result of doing what you love and being around people who love you.
Happiness is a state of mind. Happiness originates from within us as individuals, not from outside sources like relationships or money. No matter what the surrounding conditions are, if we see our life with discontent, we will not be happy because we will always compare ourselves to others and feel as though we fall short in some manner — even if it’s just one person’s Instagram feed!
The key to happiness is accepting yourself completely as you are right now- flaws included!
I hope this article inspires you to think about happiness as something that can be cultivated and pursued. If you’re feeling a little down, maybe it’s time for an attitude adjustment! You may not be able to control the world around you, but you can always choose how to react. And if nothing else: remember that nobody has all their ducks in a row 100% of the time… so just keep forging ahead with grace and gratitude. You’ve got this!
RUCHI RATHOR Founder & CEO
Payomatix Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
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