We hear all the time that to find our happiness we must quiet the mind, find our purpose, love & accept our self, follow our dreams…
So many of these ideas on how to find happiness seem unattainable when the world we live in is run by money, it’s busy, nothing stops to take a take breath and part of this is what fuels the unhappiness.
None of this is going to change, though as the world has evolved over time so must we.
Happiness is the ever elusive dream. We tend to visualise happiness as those moments of overwhelming joy, though happiness is also within the peaceful moments of the day when you get to squeeze in that workout, watching the kids play or taking in the sunset.
You don’t have to be bursting out of your skin with pure joy to be happy.
How do you find that ‘elusive’ happiness? Here is a couple of my tips that help me to see the joy in not only the big life moments though in the small everyday moments too.
Feeling connected to others is so important as we are built as humans to be in tribes. We thrive on emotional connection and support as it helps us to know that we’re not alone. Send a text or organise a dinner, connect with your family & friends regularly.
Do Something For You
Every day do something that is for nobody but you. We build our careers and lives on doing things for others and this can often leave us feeling empty. Whether it’s a bath, workout or a sneaky cup of coffee on your way into work, do something for you.
Disconnect From Technology
Spend less time on social media, blog pages and reading the news. We spend so many hours reading about other people’s lives, happiness and experiences instead of living our own.
Move That Body
The human body isn’t built to sit at a desk all day, get up and moving whenever you can. Exercise pumps blood around your body helping you to feel energised and releases endorphin’s which is what makes us feel happy.
Take a Timeout From The Mind
From the second that alarm goes off in the morning to the second we fall asleep our minds are racing with ideas, to do lists and even conversations with our self. Take time to quiet the mind, whether it’s through meditation, mantras, affirmations it doesn’t matter. I recommend at least 10 minutes a day, you can do it sat in a quiet spot, travelling to work or even in the shower.
Make goals and work towards them, achieving a goal boosts the soul. Whether it’s to travel, buy a house, run a marathon, study or learn to bake. It doesn’t matter as long as it’s for you.
I would love to hear if this resonates with you and what works for finding happiness in your life in the comments below. Share open and freely, we’re all on a journey to finding our health, happiness and love. What works for you might just be the thing that clicks for someone else, so please share.
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Have fun on your journey!