Isn’t there only one thing we all want? The thing I mean is Happiness! No matter if you are a sales manager, a flower seller or a single-mum, the only thing we are all striving for is happiness and this means something totally different to each of us. But here are five ways to become happier in your everyday life:
Take the time to evaluate
Sometimes we tend to get lost in routines- we only function and tick off all the tasks on our to-do list without questioning why we do these things and if we enjoy doing them. Become more aware of your actions and your preferences: With every task, you do in the course of a normal day, ask yourself if you like to do it or it is just a tedious burden for you. This way you can find out what you like to do and what makes you happy. Only if you know about the things that make you happy you can start to implement these things into your life and become a happier person. For some these things can be being with friends, enjoying a glass of wine in the sunshine or as simple as reading a good book. For me, for example, grocery shopping is one of my happy actions. Just get to know yourself a little better!
And the other way around
On the other side, it is just as important to see what kind of things make you unhappy. Depending on who you are these can also be totally different things, but I think we all have these tasks that we just detest to do. If these are ‘just’ tasks that make you step out of your comfort zone, do not put them on the unhappy list right away, but think about the feeling you have after it. Was it a good feeling to have mastered it or did you just feel as miserable as before doing it? Only put the true villains of to-dos on the unhappy list and try to avoid them! Sometimes it can be as easy as talking with your colleagues or your partner if you can split some tasks, sometimes it is harder to scratch these things from your daily schedule but it will be worth it!
Start with the inside
Try to be as kind to your body as possible- eventually, it is the basis of all your being and doing so be thankful and give something back by fueling your body with good things. Eat healthy and clean, try to avoid sweets, alcohol and toxic ingredients and you will immediately feel more active and happier.
As a start try to implement two or three healthy days into your week and put the focus on high-quality food that has a lot of vitamins and nutrients. Maybe this means that you have to invest some extra money on your weekly shopping trip, but be honest, happiness is worth a few extra euros, isn’t it?
Do you know the feeling, when you think about what life could be like? Maybe you imagine yourself to be more successful, to weigh ten pounds less or to be in a relationship. Dreaming is beautiful and essential to get to know yourself and the things that are important to your, but stop thinking about what could be. Start to plan and live in the now! Tackle the things you can do now to get closer to your dreams and do not lose yourself in abstract imaginations of the perfect life. You are where you are supposed to be now, so act like it and make the best out of it!
See what life has in store for you
You do not need to plan every second of your life. Sometimes it is way more satisfying to just be spontaneous and let life come to you. Start with not making plans for the weekend and just do what you want at the very moment. Start with taking time for yourself and then leave the house and see what happens. trust me you will not end up alone on the couch for sure. Maybe you will have to step out of your comfort zone, but this is just a tiny barrier compared to what is waiting out there for you!