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10 Ways to Live a Happier Life
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I think everyone would agree happiness is an important part of life. What is happiness though?
It is interesting that Merriam-Webster’s first definition of happiness is that of good fortune or prosperity. Although this can cause people to be happy, I do not think of happiness as good fortune. I believe the second definition is more fitting. Happiness is a state of well-being and contentment otherwise known as joy.
Today I am going to share with you 10 EASY things you can do to bring more happiness or joy into your life.
Envision what you want. Spend time each day thinking how you want your day to be. What do you want to accomplish? How do you want to feel?
Take care of your body. You set yourself up for happiness by eating well and exercising regularly. If you do not take care of you, who will?
Focus on the solution. You will see whatever you are focused on. This is why you do not want to dwell on the problem. Instead, look for the solution.
Live in the present moment. You cannot be happy in the past and you cannot be happy in the future, you can only be happy right now. Focus on today.
Be grateful. Write down everything you are thankful for in your life. Everyday can be Thanksgiving.
Give often. Giving to others can lift your spirits. Give someone happiness and you will receive happiness in return.
Smile more. All your worries and problems seem smaller when you are smiling. Give a smile — get a smile.
Be kind. Take time to be considerate to others and show them kindness. An unselfish act of kindness will make you feel great.
Find time to be quiet. Spend time quieting your mind each day. You can do this by taking the time to experience nature, meditate, or simply turn technology off.
Laugh easily. Laughter is contagious and brings happiness to yourself and those around you. Try not to take life too seriously.
The great thing about most of these tips is that they are reciprocal. When you do these things, you will find more and more happiness in your life and you will bring happiness to others. Live your life to the fullest. Be happy!
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