Plan your best year ever with these amazing steps.
Happiness – the elusive state that us human beings continue to seek.
While it is impossible to eliminate adversity from our lives, there are a number of things we can do be happier in general. If you are aiming to live a happier life, try these 5 steps and create change for yourself and plan your best year ever.
1. Define what happiness means to you
Begin by defining what happiness means to you. In an ideal world, what would your life look like? What things bring a smile to your face? What do you think you need to be truly happy? This definition will guide the actions you need to take to create a happy life.
2. Identify and remove obstacles
Once you know what happiness looks like for you, you can identify the things that are in the way of you living your best year ever. What are the things stopping you from being happy? Is there something holding you back? Are there things in your way? Work out what these things are and label them. Then make a plan of how you are going to deal with these things and remove them from your life.
3. Stop comparing yourself to others
Resentment and jealousy are surefire ways to limit happiness. It’s time to stop comparing yourself to others and do what makes you happy. Forget about everyone else and who has the newest car or the skinniest body. Are these even things that matter to you? Maybe, maybe not. Either way, remind yourself of what makes you happy and focus on that.
4. Add mindfulness to your routine
Mindfulness is a great way to improve focus, aid in relaxation and reduce negative emotions. All of these things lead to a happier life. Try incorporating it into your regular routine and making it a habit. There are a range of exercise and apps that can be used, even for beginners. Essentially, mindfulness brings us into the present and stops our thoughts from wandering to the future and what might be.
5. Practice gratitude
There is always something to be grateful for. Rather than focusing on the things you don’t have or the bad things in your life, train your brain to focus on what’s good. Practising gratitude regularly makes us happier as we are able to acknowledge all the good things in our life that we should appreciate.
And there you have it. Actionable steps to live your best year ever.