Happiness is within the grasp of choice. Whether you agree with it or not, we are accountable for ourselves to live a happy life. The majority of people agree that happiness is about saying “yes” do the right thing.
Nevertheless, there are many ups and downs in life.
There are times when everything seems to be falling apart, but happiness means finding that spark even when we are blue.
“The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.”~ William Saroyan
Knowing that happiness is within the grasp of choice is the key to live a happy life.
1. Smile Please
A smile is a delightful thing as it can brighten up anyone’s mood in a blink.
More than that, studies reveal that smiling more often has a massive impact on your mood.
“It is not death a man should fear but he should fear never beginning to live.”~ Marcus Aurelius
The expression you make when smiling influences the brain, you can experience more happiness by smiling more often.
You can live a happy life by carrying a smile with you wherever you go. Not to mention all the pretty smiles you get in return for flashing yours.
2. Consume Healthy Meals
Having a healthy nutrition diet is ideal for a positive life.
Studies show that when we eat food, a neurotransmitter in the brain that plays an essential role for hunger and sensation cues works to reward us by releasing “euphoria“.
For example, eating bananas help in regulating mood. They are a significant source of vitamin B.
The “flavonoid anthocyanin” found in berries aids in reducing inflammation, which is associated with increased rates of depression.
Salmon is enriched with “omega-3 fatty acids“, which aids in enhancing mood and alleviating depression.
According to a Japanese study, green tea reduces “psychological stress” and acts as a stress relief.
Adding fruits and vegetables like oranges, spinach, mushrooms, and apples increases energy levels. It also increases the odds of positivity in life.
3. You Cannot Please Everyone
There will always be some people that would so love to take the dignity of choice away from you.
Real friends will always appreciate it straight upcoming. However, if you lay down for toxic people to walk on you, they will still complain that you are not flat enough.
A people-pleasing person never lives a positively happy life as his happiness relies on other’s wants and needs.
This way, he will spend more time on the needs and wants of other people and often prioritize them over himself, thus leaving not enough time for himself.
Without any doubt, this will result in the opposite of positivity in life.
No is a complete sentence. You do not have to explain where an explanation is not necessary.
There is nothing to feel guilty about saying no, once you recognize the feelings and state the matter with respect. You will quickly be conscious of the “power of no“.
To have positivity in life is a choice, and anything that does not ignite spirit deserves a no.
To have positivity in life is to spend time doing what you want to do instead of what other people want or expect you to do.
4. Get Healthy Sleep
Sleep is necessary for the body to recover itself. During the REM sleep, the body repairs itself and build up the strength needed for the day ahead.
Not getting enough sleep impacts negatively on overall health.
Studies show that 6-8 hours of sleep is required for the body, and it also improves the immune system.
You are prone to more than just anxiety and stress if you are not getting healthier sleep.
“Sleep is the best meditation.”~ Dalai Lama
To live a happy, positive life, try to avoid sleeping in noisy environments and buy a mattress that your body is comfortable in.
Do not let anything get in the way of a good night’s sleep.
5. Cut off Toxic People
It is unbelievable how things turn around when you remove toxic people from life.
Try to spend more time with people who share values and appreciate your opinions instead of those who want to see your downfall.
Be truthful and open-hearted and let them know you are ready to move on. It is their problem to deal with and just like you, and they are in control of their happiness too.
If you don’t eliminate toxic people from your life cycle, gradually they will intoxicate your life. You will not be able to live a positively happy life.
Find acquaintances or friends that would help you get rid of toxic people and aid in your personal development.
The precious time you waste on toxic people is far better to be spent on solitude and self-growth.