10 Habits That Will Make you Happier
Only true measure of personal success is happiness. It’s almost impossible to make others happy if you’re not happy yourself and making other people happy is the highest expression of success.
Keeping above mentioned facts in view, here are ten small changes that you can make to your daily routine that, if you’re like most people, will immediately increase the amount of happiness in your life:
Life, more often than not lives up to (or down to) your expectations. Therefore, when you get up from bed every morning, think about something positive first up and tell yourself: “something wonderful is going to happen today.” Guess what? You’re probably right.
2. Plan and Prioritize:
The most common cause of stress is a busy schedule filled with too much work to do. Instead of being obsess about it, just pick one thing that, if you get it done today, will move you closer to your highest goal and purpose in life. Do that first and then pick the next one.
3. Give away gifts:
By giving away gifts I do not mean a formal, wrapped-up present. Your gift can be anything ranging from your smile, a word of thanks or encouragement, a gesture of politeness, even a friendly nod. And never pass beggars without leaving them something. Peace of mind is worth the spare change.
4. Avoid Conversations About Disputed Topics:
Debates about politics and religion never have a happy ending because they get people all riled up over things they can’t control. When such topics surface, bow out of discussion by saying something like: “Talking about that stuff makes my head hurt.”
5. Always Think Positive About People:
Because you can’t read minds, hence don’t assume about the “why” behind the “what” that people do. Attributing evil motives to other people’s weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.
Try to forgive all those who have offended you. It will cool down your mind and make your life easier.
7. Eat Good Quality Food Slowly:
In our daily routine we are always running late by 5 minutes and we can’t avoid scarfing something quick to keep us up and running. But still, at least once a day try to eat something really delicious, like a small chunk of fine cheese or an imported chocolate. Focus on it; taste it; savor it.
8. Don’t Remain Preoccupied With The Thought Of Results:
Worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but gets you no where, it originates from focusing on events that are outside our control and is the biggest enemy of happiness. Once you have executed your plan, there is nothing more that you can do. Focus on the job at hand rather than some weird fantasy of what might happen.
9. Turn off “background” TV:
The entire point of broadcast television is to make you dissatisfied with your life so that you will buy more stuff. While most of the households leave their television sets on as “background noise” while they are doing other things. Hence turn off your television set to avoid being subliminally programmed to be a mindless consumer?
10. Be Grateful:
Write down at least one wonderful thing that happened during the course of the day, before going to bed. It might be something as small as a making a child laugh or something as huge as a million dollar deal. Whatever it is, be grateful for that day because it will never come again.