4 Tips to Boost Your Happiness
Posted: December 8, 2014 at 10:50 am
Practice gratitude. It’s easy to get caught up in, and even addicted to, personal concerns, dramas, and defeats. Instead, focus on all positive things. Half the world lives on less than $2 a day. Most of us have cozy beds to sleep in, showers and baths, food in the fridge, cars to drive, and more stuff than we need. We live in an amazing state of freedom and our life choices abound. There are people wholove you and need you. Remind yourself every day that your glass of life isn’t just half full, it’s flowing over.
- Tune out negative noise. While you can’t avoid all the negative people and situations in your life, you can surely remove yourself from a lot of it. Turn off the TV, avoid hate radio like the plague, move gently away from constantly negative friends and acquaintances, and seek out more peaceful environments in your leisure time.
- Look for miracles. You will find miracles in all the daily, often mundane aspects of your life: the wind singing through the trees, the song of a bird, a blossoming flower, the smile of a child. Pay attention, be fully in the moment, and the miracles will find you.
- Formulate a mantra. Think of a simple phrase that affirms your journey towards greater happiness, like “I see the best in everyone” or “I am filled with joy.” Find what resonates with you and sing it to yourself silently all the time. Remember that the happier you are, the more you lift up everyone around you … and everyone around them.