Our busy lifestyle today has left us to become much immersed in catching deadlines, attending to our superiors and coming home tired every day. This daily cycle has left us with no more energy to make ourselves happy in between rush hours and busy days at the office or in any workplace. Even if you have a decent amount of earnings to allow you to buy whatever you want, you would still end up feeling incomplete if you lack some important things that should keep your happy hormones up and running.
This is why aiming to live well and be happy should be a part of your daily mantra. It is easy for us to search the Internet or read in magazines about the things that are supposed to make us happy. In fact, you can even find a lot of good reads from different literature and TV shows that consist of a multitude of techniques to brighten up your mood. However, it is important that you discover your personal wants and desires first before determining which tools can make you ultimately happy with your life. Although this part of finding your true happiness can take some sweet time, this is very crucial in order for you to make use of all the other help coming from your friends, your favorite counselors or even your favorite self improvement books.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions – Dalai Lama
For the meantime, here are some points that will surely help you get their one step at a time.
1) Think less about what others think about you.
As cliché as it may seem, the saying “You cannot please everyone” is very much true in our case. You can never guarantee that all the people around you share the principles that you uphold. This naturally follows that they may not be in sync with what you are doing or thinking. Dwelling with this fact can be quite disappointing, so it is better that you move on and do the things that make you live well.
2) Go out of your comfort zone and take some risks.
You can never find out what truly makes you happy if you confine yourself in your own limits of comfort. How else would you know that cliff diving or bungee jumping is the thing that could bring your hype up if you are too afraid to do anything that is more than just getting out of your car? By exploring your limits, you can help yourself with the amazing things that your body and willpower can give you.
3) Compete with yourself, not with everyone else.
We are so used to gauging our lifestyle, performances and outputs with those who are around us. This could bring so much disappointment because, truth be told, you are not born with the same skills as your officemate, classmate or your best friend.
4) Do not be afraid to make mistakes.
You can hear a lot of people saying that success does not come from being free from failures. It results from being able to stand up with every fall and learning from your mistakes. This is true in the sense that our mistakes are basically pointers for us on what to improve so that we can live well.
5) Stop living in the past.
Previous struggles and disappointments are very powerful things to cause us some big time setbacks in moving forward towards self-improvement. We can help ourselves live happily in the future by letting go of the ghosts of the past and start living for yourself and for your loved ones today.
6) Be patient.
You have not been alive if you have not heard of the adage “Patience is a virtue.” True enough, good things come to those who wait while boring things come to those who do not.
7) Choose the people that you want to be around with
You can never be in front of a mirror all the time to cheer yourself up and help yourself live well. This is why choosing the right friends who share the same principles and virtues as you can help you in finding what makes you happy.
8) Fight for what you believe in.
Nothing is more monotonous with your lifestyle than just complying with everything that other people say to you, regardless of them being correct or not. As long as you think that what you are doing is right, then do not let others trample your ideas.
9) Love what you do.
As what the famous Kahlil Gibran said, work is just another manifestation of love. Just put your whole heart in whatever you are doing and it is guaranteed that it will not feel like work at all.
10) Think it. Say it. Do it, Live it
Nothing is more satisfying than being able to achieve the things that you have dreamed of. Start by doing small things that will definitely help you on your journey towards self-improvement.