How to live a happy life?

How long have you felt that you are not happy? Happiness means different to everyone. For you, maybe earning a good salary is happiness to you. Happiness may be having spare time to spend with personal items and events or even something as simple as having a good long sleep over days.

Here, I want to share with you – a piece of good news- that it is possible to attain happiness through habits. Some of the positive habits may work really well on you that it lifts up your mood. However, please bear in mind that everyone has a different outlook on happiness. If the following habits do not bring positivity to you or do not fit your lifestyle, just ditch them. Spend time to practice those suit you.

  1. Exercise

Exercise isn’t just for your body. Regular exercise can help reducing stress, feelings of anxiety, and symptoms of depression while boosting self-esteem and happiness.

Consider some small exercises that can provide the same efficiency such as:

  1. Yoga exercises or TaiChi
  2. Jogging or chill walking in the park after eating
  3. Stretching every day after waking up

2. Sleeping enough

Adequate sleeping is vital for our good health, brain function, and emotional well-being. Adults need around 7 to 8 hours of sleeping hours every day. If you find yourself fighting the urge to nap during the day or just generally feel like you’re in a fog, your body may be telling you that it needs more rest.

From today onwards try your best to at least sleeps 7 to 8 hours every day. Besides, and try to make it a routine including weekends. Even more than that, try to take a nap for around 20 minutes in the afternoon.

However, if you consistently having problems with your sleeping routine, you should try to make an appointment to your doctors.

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3. Smiling

You tend to smile when you’re happy. But it’s actually a two-way street.

We smile because we’re happy, and smiling causes the brain to release dopamine, which makes us happier.

That doesn’t mean you have to go around with a fake smile plastered on your face all the time. But the next time you find yourself feeling low, crack a smile and see what happens. Or try starting each of your mornings by smiling at yourself in the mirror.

Overall, try out these habits and see if they can bring your happiness or lifting up your mood. If it is a yes, adapt to it and do it every day. By doing these, you are one step closer to reaching your happiness in life.