Being truly happy isn’t something many people can say that they are. The truth is; money doesn’t make us happy. Things don’t make us happy. People always want something outside of themselves and believe that it will make them happy, but it doesn’t. The only thing that can make you truly happy, is you. The things you do and think every day will determine whether you’re happy or not, not the things you buy and how much you have. Here are the key things you should do every day to be happy:
Exercise has both short and long term effects on happiness levels. Not only does it helps to release endorphins, the body’s happy hormone, it helps us to feel more confident about ourselves. We feel more confident in the way we move and look, and this can positively affect just about every aspect of our lives. In the long term, exercise can fend off both physical and mental health issues. Cognitive decline has been shown to slow right down and even stop when you exercise, so you will be less likely to need a service like dementia care. The more mobile and healthy you are as you age, the happier you will be!
Spend Quality Time
Take the time to spend quality time with your loved ones. Quality time is where your attention is focused solely on the other person. Maybe you could go for a walk, play a game, have a coffee, or do something else that allows you to have fun and catch up. Remaining socially engaged is a huge factor in happiness, and is another way to remain happier in old age.
Work On Letting Go
There are many things humans need to let go of, yet we all struggle. Letting go of situations we can’t control is tricky. The truth is, control is nothing more than an illusion. We don’t have control over anything, although sometimes it may feel like we do. The best thing you can do is trust the universe and let go. When you let go of the need to control, your trust should flow. Things often turn out even better than we could have imagined they would when we were controlling them.
What else do we need to let go of? The feeling that we need to own stuff to be happy. Of course you are allowed to want stuff and have stuff. But it’s important to realize that our lives do not depend on it. We can often live without the things we think we so desperately want. As long as you realize that you don’t really need this stuff and that you’re not going into debt and causing bigger problems for yourself by purchasing it, you’re OK.
Manage Your Stress Levels
Stress may be invisible, but it’s a huge danger to many people. Stress can cause a lack of focus at work, and a short temper with the spouse/kids. It can even cause physical ailments, such as hair loss or a poorly tummy. There are no end to the dangers stress can cause. Learn how to manage your stress levels with things like deep breathing techniques, and you’ll be able to avoid these issues.
Are you truly happy? Leave your thoughts below!