How to find happiness: While happiness might feel inaccessible or out of your reach at times, that does not make it an unattainable journey or goal to attain. Happiness might have been with you all along, you just may not have taken the time to realize it was much less complicated than you once thought.
How to find happiness:
Keep on moving
Positive dynamic circumstances seem to be key rather than fixed situations. While this may all sound a little simple, it makes sense if you consider happiness to be a short state. If you want to seek happiness in your life or stay positive, realize that there is always the possibility that some happy event is waiting for you. And if you do not feel like waiting, go out and create something happy.
Surround yourself with happy people
People surrounded by optimistic and happy people are more likely to become happy in the future. According to a study, if you have a friend who lives within a mile away from you and that friend becomes happy, the odds of you also becoming happy increase by about 25-30%, the same effect goes with spouse and siblings. Hence, surround yourself with happy but close people as much as possible, because it is very likely that their happiness will spread to you.
Remember old positive memories
As per the studies, recalling old memories where you solved your problems successfully and gracefully showed decreased negative emotions and increased positive emotions, respectively. These findings suggest that simply thinking back to a time in your life when you were overcoming a challenge or to a time when you went through an important life experience that changed you for the better could be effective positively in boosting your mood, and therefore, improving your mood.
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Even as little as 10 minutes of daily exercise goes a long way in boosting feelings of happiness.
Reflecting on what you are feeling thankful for can promote feelings of well-being and fight stress.
The act of smiling improves feelings of happiness. You can also try laughter yoga, or the practice of breathwork to trigger laughter, which has the potential to reduce anxiety and depression.
At the end
What makes you happy may rely on where you live in the world. The British gave value to positive change, Americans grew happy when those near them were happy, Australians became happy while remembering positive memories, and South Koreans were happiest when engaged in collectivistic and spiritual goals.
The common thread, however, is that happiness is ever-changing and your happiness measure can always be boosted. If you truly want to pursue happiness, surround yourself with positivity and see beyond your present events to the larger picture, both in terms of people and your place in the greater universe.