“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” Charles R. Swindoll
No matter what else we do in our lives, if we’re not happy, what’s the point?!
Happiness is something we all want, but it doesn’t just happen. Money can’t buy happiness. I say this and other things to my kids ALL.THE.TIME!
It doesn’t matter what grades you get, what luxury items you can afford, how much money you make, where you went to school, what you GPA you graduated with, your size of your jeans. None of these things can ultimately make you happy. You’ll be constantly reaching for the next thing. Outside factors will never last. It’s an inside job.
Here are my top list you should add into your day or week to boost your happiness:
Spend more time with friends and family
Get outside more
Help Others: 100 Hours a Year is the Magic Number
Plan a trip
Meditate: Rewire Your Brain for Happiness
Move Closer to Work: A Short Commute is Worth More Than a Big House
Practice Gratitude: Increase Happiness and Satisfaction: keep a journal and write down everyday what you’re grateful for.
Acknowledge the unhappy moments. Nobody is happy 24/7. If you get some bad news, make a mistake, or just feel like you’re in a funk, don’t try to pretend you’re happy. Acknowledge the feeling of unhappiness, letting yourself experience it for a moment. Let the moment pass and take care of yourself. Remember, no one’s happy all the time.
Declutter and organize
Find a self care routine
Seek therapy and medication if needed
Reflect on your life
Set weekly, monthly, and year goals
Watch happy shows and movies
Listen to music
Take care of your body
Let go of grudges and the past