Happiness is a skill, not an emotion. It’s a choice you can make in any moment to appreciate what you have and be grateful for it. It’s also a skill that can be improved with practice, if you know what to do. Below are some of the most effective ways I’ve found for improving my happiness levels over time:
Practice mindfulness to improve your emotional health
- What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention that helps you to be more aware of what’s going on in the present moment. It helps you feel calmer and happier because you don’t get caught up in feeling stressed or anxious. Mindfulness can help if:
- You find yourself worrying a lot, even when there’s nothing to worry about
- You have trouble sleeping because your mind keeps going over what happened during the day or worries about things that might happen tomorrow or next week (or later today)
- Your emotions are often out of control—you feel angry, sad, or scared for no reason at all
Smile is one of scientifically proven ways to increase happiness
- Smiling can make you feel happier.
- Smiling can help you look younger.
- Smiling makes you feel more confident.
- Smiling makes you feel more attractive.
- Smiling helps to reduce stress and anxiety and improves your mood, which has been shown to increase the amount of time spent away from work due to illness or injury by 12%.
Have at least 10 good friends
You’re not going to be happy if you don’t have good friends.
Having at least 10 good friends is an important part of increasing your happiness, according to science. This can be challenging if you don’t know how to find good friends or keep them around. But it’s worth it: the ways in which having a large circle of supportive people helps us are numerous and varied!
Have sufficient quality sleep
Sleep is another important factor to boost happiness. The amount of sleep you need varies from person to person, but most adults need between 7 and 9 hours per night. Getting enough sleep every night will help boost your mood and also improve concentration, alertness and memory.
Some tips to getting better quality rest include: get sunlight during the day; go to bed at the same time each night; keep electronics out of the bedroom; don’t use your phone as an alarm clock; don’t take naps after 3 p.m.; try not to eat within 2 hours before going to bed; limit how much alcohol you consume before bedtime (4 glasses or less); avoid caffeine after 12 noon (it takes up to 12 hours for one cup of coffee or tea).
Do things that produce feel-good hormones
You can make yourself happy by doing things that produce feel-good hormones.
Exercising is one of the best ways to create happiness in your life. There are many other activities that can also produce these hormones, such as eating more fruits and vegetables, listening to music, getting a massage or even going for a walk or run. You should get a manicure or pedicure once in awhile too!
Happiness is a choice!
In short, happiness is a habit. It’s a state of mind that you can develop and maintain.
And that’s where your actions come in: In order to live more happily, you must cultivate the habits of someone who is already happy—or at least has the potential for happiness. And happiness doesn’t just happen—it requires deliberate effort (like any other skill). It takes time and energy to develop these habits so that they become second nature, but once they do take root in your life, their benefits will be worth it.
Conclusion- How to become more happy
The most important thing to remember is that you can always improve your happiness. It’s a choice! And by taking the steps outlined above, we know you will have clear concept of how to get happiness in life.