Oftentimes, life can be a pain in the *ss. There is no denying that and it is unavoidable. But to be happy despite the challenges is a choice. Here are 6 ways how to be happier.
Don’t Stress It
It is ridiculous to wish to avoid stress. If I would, I could. Find ways to lessen your stress if you experience a lot of it, such as by picking up some time-management skills.
Introduce yourself to regular exercise and downtime. These adjustments are for the better. By managing your time this manner, you can significantly lower your stress levels.
Find Things That Give You Joy
Engaging in activities you enjoy does excellent for your emotional health.
Your day can be improved by doing something as simple as watching sports with a friend, taking a bath, or meeting up with friends for coffee.
It’s a fantastic way to have fun and feel accomplished to do something you’re good at, like dancing or cooking.
Avoid activities that will only give momentary joy. These things tend to become toxic on the later parts (overindulging on drinking alcohol or pigging out on junk foods).
I find this list from LifeHack to be very helpful.
Boost Your Self-Esteem
Self-Esteem is basically your self-worth.
The best method to boost your self-esteem is to treat yourself with the same respect and kindness you’d show a close friend or a loved one.
When you catch yourself criticizing yourself, such as when you tell yourself, “You’re such a fool for not getting that job,” stop and ask yourself, “Would I say that to my best friend?” Most likely, you wouldn’t.
Instead, tell yourself encouraging things such, “You’re a smart person, you’ll get the next job.”
See ways to boost your self-esteem here.
An adult needs, on average, 7 to 8 hours of sleep in order for their body and mind to be completely rested.
Before going to sleep, organizing your thoughts and removing any distractions from your head by creating a “to do” list for the following day.
It’s crucial to communicate, whether it’s with a friend, relative, or therapist.
Instead of holding tension inside, talking things out can help you let it out. Your connections and relationships with others are strengthened as a result.
Many people find it to be very beneficial to discuss their problems with a counselor.
Hang In There
Your ability to deal with the ups and downs of life depends on your resilience.
Your resilience will increase if you can extract value from difficult situations.
Creating something artistic out of negative experiences, such as writing, painting, or singing, can help you express your grief and get through difficult times. You can also start a support group to assist others.
You can try to build your resilience by reading this article from Very Well Mind