“It is only possibly to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis” – Bananno
The search for happiness is a never-ending desire and somewhat fleeting. However, there are some ways to achieve more “happy moments”
Take a technology fast – allow your mind to rest. It’s amazing how much time we spend “connected” and for what? Spend some time reading, coloring or walking outside. Or better yet, build relationships with those around you.
Make a conscious effort to live in the moment – “carpe diem” With the hectic and crazy world we live it, it’s easy to always think about the next best thing. Stop. Breathe. Enjoy.
Bask in a pleasurable experience. It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate. Take a few moments in the morning to soak in the sweet aroma of your morning coffee, hearing your child laugh, or spending some quality time with your spouse.
Establish a solid support system – it helps you through tough times. Think about who you value, their opinions, values and morals – those you align with can get you through anything. Find your person.
Get stronger everyday –Strength doesn’t have to be muscles – make it a mindset. How will you overcome the hardest of times? With a strong sense of self and faith.
Buy a happy experience – not clothes or material things but rather a cooking lesson, concert tickets or whatever rocks you.
Develop and maintain a set of core values. Knowing who you are will allow you to say “Yes” to what fuels your fire and makes you happy, and say “No” to what doesn’t.
Become resilient – adapt to challenges. Change and challenges will forever be present in our lives. We truly are 10% what happens to us and 90% of how we react.
Exercise – it creates endorphins. Find something you enjoy and make it a habit. Exercise is meant to DECREASE your stress, not increase it. Find an activity that you enjoy.
Eliminate multi-tasking and replace it by doing one thing faster – this adds to your sense of accomplishment. Put down your phone and complete a task without scrolling..I DARE you.