Tips for Becoming the Happiest Person You Know
Have you been feeling a little out of the loop lately? Have you been doing all that you can but still feel like there’s something missing from your life? In this article, we’ll discuss not only how to become the happiest person you know, but also how to live a healthy lifestyle and ways to make sure that happiness becomes a permanent fixture in your life.
Understand what happiness looks like
What does happiness look like? It’s different for many people. Some might see it as family, friends, and work. Others might see it as their career, financial stability, and health. Evaluate what you care about and how your life looks now to figure out what happiness means for you. You will likely become happier by focusing on the things that make you happy and avoiding those that don’t!
The Five Keys to Happiness
In a recent TED talk, Harvard Professor Shawn Achor shared his insights on how we can all be happy. He says that there are five keys to happiness:
1) Genuinely care about other people’s well-being
2) Get lots of sleep
3) Practice mindfulness
4) Spend time with loved ones
There are many things that you should consider if you want to be happy. One of the first things is to cultivate your relationships with others so that you can give and receive love. You should also take care of the other basic needs like eating well, sleeping enough, exercising, and reducing stress. It’s also important to accept yourself as you are–no matter what flaws or regrets you have. Finally, try not to compare yourself to other people because this will just lead to self-loathing.
Being happy means being free from both mental and physical pain. It is an overarching feeling that includes contentment about oneself and one’s life in general.
Three Mental Health Activities You Should Practice Daily
With 2021 behind us, you might be setting resolutions for yourself. To make your year more productive and happy, why not resolve to take better care of your mental health?
There are many different activities that will do that, but three of the most important ones include practising gratitude, practising mindfulness, and making time for self-care.
“Bring your attention back to your breath, again and again. If you find that your mind has wandered, gently escort it back to the breath.”
Another thing you can do is take a walk in nature every day. Doing this helps reduce stress and improves mental wellbeing by giving us time away from our computers, cell phones, and televisions.
How to Improve Your Work/Life Balance
Having a strong work/life balance means having the freedom to do what you want, while still feeling good about your daily accomplishments. It can be quite difficult to find that balance while working in a corporate environment where the hours are long and the pressure is high to produce results.
There are many ways in which you can improve your work-life balance. One is to make sure your time at the office is well spent. Rather than surfing the internet or checking emails, spend 60% of your time on high-value tasks that will help you get where you want to go. Another way is to take regular breaks – ideally, 45 minutes every 2 hours. Finally, schedule events outside of work for 3 out of 5 days so that you have something to look forward to every week.
Achieving work/life balance is a difficult, but achievable goal. Make sure to invest in yourself by buying things that will help you manage your time better. Apps like “timeful” are designed for people with busy schedules who have trouble balancing their personal and professional lives.
I hope this blog has given you some insight on how to grow as a person and become the happiest you can be. Remember that happiness is a choice and you should always choose to be happy even in tough situations.