If you’re not happy, it’s time to change that. Nothing wrong with a few tweaks in your outlook on life. It may seem like happiness is out of your reach, but that couldn’t be more wrong. You might need to take an honest look at what you’re doing in life and what you can do differently.
Have a positive attitude.
This may sound cliche, but you have to keep a positive attitude going. Even if you have to fake it at first, it will eventually become a habit and you will begin to believe in yourself.
Set goals and be determined to achieve them.
It’s not enough if you just set goals, but you also need to be determined to achieve them. If you don’t want something enough or if it isn’t important enough to you, then why bother? Be the person who sticks with his/her goals until they are achieved.
Talk positively about yourself and others around you.
Believe it or not, what you say actually affects your attitude. If you don’t think highly of yourself, then why should anyone else? So be positive. Also, if someone doesn’t believe in themselves, make them feel better about themselves by sharing kind words with them.
Be loyal to your friends.
Friends are key to happiness. Make sure that your friends are people who will be loyal to you.
Stay physically fit and keep a healthy diet.
A fit body is the ultimate sign of happiness. To that end, try to be active at least three days a week. Even if that doesn’t seem like much, it is better than nothing. Try to eat in moderation in order to burn off unnecessary calories and maintain your healthy diet.
Keep in touch with friends and family in person rather than through the phone or internet.
Being face-to-face with others can bring out the best of you…especially when you are around close friends or family members who don’t get to see you often enough already!
Make sure that you are getting enough sleep
These days too…you need it for your happiness levels. This is especially important when you are working hard in college, especially if you are trying to keep up with all your classes.
Spend time with yourself alone
Relax and replenish your happiness levels, just sit, or lie down somewhere quiet and don’t do anything…just relax the mind, the soul, and the body. This means not doing assignments or studying at all! It can be really good to just sit back, relax and enjoy your surroundings maybe even take a nap!
Maintain clear boundaries between what’s personal and what’s work related. It may sound obvious, but sometimes we get so caught up in our work that we forget about ourselves altogether.
Reading can help you relax, be happy and get out of the ordinary routine. If you’re tired of reading the same things that everyone else is reading, then try some new books about new topics that are interesting to you.
Meditate and practice yoga.
If you can’t find time during the day for this, then make up for it by meditating and practicing yoga at night. You need to take time out of your busy schedule for this! For those who do not know, Yoga is an exercise that helps you stretch those muscles and get a good night’s sleep as well.
Go out on dates with your partner if you’re in a relationship.
There is no better way to be happy than being in love being with someone who loves you unconditionally. When they are away from you, they will think about being with you again this means that both of your happiness levels will remain high all the time.
Express your feelings to your parents, child or spouse/partner.
We all need to let people know how we feel, especially our parents and close family members. It’s a great way to be happy and I highly recommend it!
Giving is good
Give a gift to a stranger once in a while…it can make you feel good about yourself. This doesn’t have to be something expensive or fancy…just something small that you can do for someone that is kind enough to accept it from you.
More than One Hobby
Have more than one hobby such as playing video games, drawing, dancing and so on. Having more than one hobby helps you to release all the excess energy in your body.
Go outside with friends/family once in a while. Just have fun! This is important for the happiness levels of every member of your family or group of friends.
Get rid of negative people in your life, if possible, without hurting their feelings too much when you do. There are no words to describe how they make us feel if they are hanging around all the time this can make us sad and unhappy even when we are with them don’t let that happen!
Eat healthy, natural foods as often as possible. It’s better for you and for those around you as well…this is a great way to keep your body and mind healthy.
Share Your Problems
When the going gets rough, make sure that you share your problems with someone who cares for you. They will be there to help ease your mind and fight those demons that just won’t go away!
Go outside and play once in a while.
When was the last time that you went outside just to play? Do this at least twice a week…at least! This will give your mind the break that it needs from all those thoughts about college, work or other things that are constantly on our minds during the day!
Watch Happy TV
Watch sitcoms or movies to make you happy. We all need a good laugh sometimes
Spend time with loved ones
Spend time with your family and friends so that you can spend time thinking about them when you are away from them. This is the best way to keep your happiness levels up!
Get to know yourself
Take some time out of your busy schedule to spend with yourself on a weekend…lots of people are too busy during the weekdays that they forget about themselves on weekends! You need some “me” time in order to recharge yourself for another week ahead.
Surround yourself with happy people
It’s hard to be happy if unhappy people surround you.
Everything’s going to be okay
Tell yourself that “everything’s going to be okay”, especially when things seem to get the best of you. Believe in yourself and all will be well!
Smile! Always smile because it makes you seem happy even when you aren’t feeling so good inside…this is so important for your happiness levels because it never hurts to keep your spirits up no matter what happens!!
Learn to let go!
Finally, learn to let go! Do what you need to do at the moment and let tomorrow take care of itself
Read books again
Read some good ones about happiness and life because it can help boost your happiness levels as well as those around you!
Lastly, keep a smile on your face all the time! When everyone else is sad and unhappy, you will always find yourself smiling. It’s a good way to help others around you feel better as well…this can make you happy in turn!!