Five Ways to Start Being Happier

Five ways to FInd Inner Happiness

I believe every human being yearns to be happier, we all want to know the secret to happiness. What is that secret? How can we be happier? Well, I am here to share five ways you can start being happier. It starts within and it takes your own inner strength, motivation and focus. Anyone can start being happier, if they start to follow these simple tips.

Five ways to FInd Inner Happiness

  •  Select Healthier Foods – You are what you eat.  If you spend a lot of time eating junk food, you are not setting yourself up to be happier. Your body will become sluggish and mood will follow suit. Try to select healthier food options, such as salads, fruits, vegetables, crackers and cheese, etc. Healthier food options will boost your inner happiness.
  • Practice Smiling More – Your smile will eventually become habit. Spend each day smiling when you feel tense, sad, happy, angry – whatever emotions you are feeling place a smile upon your face. Do this for at least 21 days and it will not only become a habit to smile, but the smile will start to be a genuine happy feeling. Thus the start to being happier.
  • Find a Hobby – Having a hobby that means something to you will really help you start to feel happier inside, because you will be taking time each day to focus on something that makes you feel whole. I believe everyone has a hobby, it can be something as simple as reading a book, doing dishes or sitting and meditating – whatever works for you, do it. Daily.
  • Spend time with Positive People – Surround yourself with only positive people, this does not have to be people who always agree with you, however, it’s best to be around people who are more of a positive voice for you at first try in finding inner happiness. Having a positive, honest circle of friends gives support in ways that will lead you down the right path for a future of being happier.
  • Start a Journal – A journal is a great way to document your progress of being happier, it is always great to look back in our journals and see just how much we have changed. Sometimes we forget where we have come from, unless it has been documented. It seems our brains prefer us not to hang onto those negative/not-so-happy memories if at all possible, but your journal will help encourage you to see what you have built on and thus creating strength to continue on your path of being happier.

What are some ways you have worked on being happier in life, love and yourself?

 

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26 Comments

  1. I’m not sure what changed when I moved from Canada to California – but I instantly became happier. I love my life down here now (probably because I won’t have to deal with the cold and snow!)

  2. I keep telling my sweetie that he would be so much happier if he found a hobby. Mine is art, reading and writing…so I am always set when I need something to help pass the time or relax. Right now, I’ve been doing a lot of Artist Trading Cards…and swapping art with people all over the world.

  3. I truly believe that surrounding yourself with positive people is essential, I have totally weeded out all the negative Nellys in my life and it is so drama free right now, which goes a long way in being positive!

  4. Well lets see if I can stop screaming at the kids this evening for being too wild and crazy, I think my happiness with start then. LOL Putting taking care of rambunctious kids aside and the exhaustion that comes with that every day, I think I’m happiest when I count my blessings and realize all I have to be grateful for.

  5. I agree with making healthier choices when it comes to the food we eat. While some may not see its benefits, I’d felt different when I started to eat clean & eat right. I would also like to add to this list that people ought to develop & cultivate an attitude of gratitude instead of having a hateful vibe. It will make the world a better place 🙂

  6. Healthier foods really can make a huge difference in how you feel. When you eat like crap, you feel like crap & who could be happy with that?!

  7. These are awesome ideas to start being happier. I believe the key is to change how you think and make it positive. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I’m so glad that I saw this post. Thanks for this great list. I am always telling myself that I wish I was happier, I will have to try these and so what it does for me.

  9. great list. I especially love the point about spending time with positive people. The company you keep really does have a big effect on you. I try to surround myself with positive supportive folks.

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