Can you tell how happy are you? Do you really think that you're so happy or unhappy? Is there some space for improvement? We bet there is, because few people in the world can say, that they are happy. Try these suggestion and find your easy ways to become happier today.
Mind your body needs. Meditation is one of the best ways to calm down and feel reloaded, but when it comes to basics, it's not meditation, that can make you happy. It's your body needs, that you might ignore. Do you sleep enough? If you sleep only 5 hours a day, then you're likely not to feel happiness. Try to go to bed as early as you can and get 7-8 hours of sleep.
Eat. Never let yourself get hungry, because food is also one of the body's basic needs. However, not all the food can bring you happiness, even ice cream and cakes, no matter how tasty they are. Eat healthy food, that will also increase the level of serotonin in the brain, like salmon, walnuts, dark chocolate, spinach and eggs.
Fake it to feel it. When you feel depressed, start smiling and you will feel much better. Your emotions influence on your body language, but you can do vice versa. Use your body language to influence your emotions. So when you're upset, just smile, and then you will feel much better, even happier. By the way, it's so great to see smiling people around!
Don't think of small stuff. There are plenty of problems, mostly they are small ones. If you want to be happy right here and right now, then you don't have to sweat the minor problems. Ask yourself, will you care about the problem that you face right now tomorrow, next week or next year? If you answer “No”, then you can easily let it go.
Buy your happiness. You must have heard, that money can't buy you a happiness, well, but you can buy something, that will make you happy, even if it's for a short period of time. For instance, your friend gets married and it turns you into a little lonely jealous thing. Well, buy something, that you've been dreaming for a long time. And the more it's expensive, the more happiness it will bring you.
Time out. Being close to relatives and friends means a lot, because these people support you and make you feel better. However, sometimes they unload themselves with their problems onto you, and you get depressed. Take some time out to relax and reflect on you life. You can think of problems of your friends and relatives a bit later.
Exercise. People who keep their body fit are happier than those who have no time even for a walk. Even if you don't have any extra pounds, go to gym or start running in the mornings, physical exercises will make you feel much better and happier.
Give, don't take. Did you know that people who volunteer are more likely to be happier? It's because the thought that they do something good for others boosts empathy. If you have no time for volunteering, then think of others and prepare small presents for them. Seeing happiness on the faces of your friends and relatives will make you feel happier too.
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