You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness. We are developing a technology every day to make our job easy but things are going more complex in everyday usage. Don’t worry if you’re going through the agony of life. We are here with 10 easy ways to feel happier and every technique is based on the best research ready.
Before talking more about this, what is happiness?
The most important thing is to enjoy your life to be happy, it’s all that matters. Of all of the definitions of happiness, our favorite is from psychologist Tal Ben-Shahar, who defines it as “the overall experience of pleasure and meaning.” We find it true that neither “pleasure” nor “meaning” alone quite describe happiness. You need meaning to give you a sense of purpose in life, and you need pleasure to give you a sense of joy or well-being in the present moment.
Tom Bodett has said, “They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” If you want to be happier, just add pleasure or meaning to your life. You’ll discover that you’ll not only be happier at the moment, you’ll also increase your ability to be happier in the prospect.
We’re here with 10 basic motions that can actually help you to feel better:
1.Take time to acknowledge something that didn’t happen well according to you. No one in your family got sick, you didn’t have car trouble, and you didn’t fight with anyone. Remember to keep things in perspective.
2. There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons. Just one deep breath can turn down your “fight-or-flight” feel and activate your “rest-and-restore” mode. Got 15 seconds more? Take another deep breath. You’ll feel even better.
3. Find something in your day that triggers a perception of gratitude. You had a good breakfast, you have a job, or you enjoyed reading the newspaper this morning. Absorb that feeling of gratitude for a few moments. Lingering on a positive experience helps plant it in your brain.
4. Don’t get upset with yourself. Think of one thing you’ve already accomplished or handled well today or focus on a good quality you’ve demonstrated, a phone call, or even an honest talk with a colleague that ended well. Drawing your attention to your strengths will lift your meanings of life.
5. Find positive meaning in negative events. If you experience a setback, can you find a rapid way to turn it into lemonade? Start by thinking about the setback as a challenge rather than a failure. That should take five seconds or less. In the remaining 25, begin to think about how to move forward.
6. Exercise the best things you can, Smile! Many people think of happiness as something that comes from the inside out, or from your mind to your behavior. But happiness can also come from the outside in, or from your actions to your mind. The deliberate decision to smile, for example, actually activates happiness-inducing chemicals, as described here.
7.Slap a label on your negative feelings. Angry. Helpless. Sad. Anxious. Just labeling your emotions can ease your suffering. Attaching a label shifts activity from the emotional part of your brain to the thinking part, making you hurt less and feel more in control. Stay away from the people who always have negative aspects of anything.
8. Notice the small pleasures in life and appreciate them. Author and Psychology Today blogger Rick Hanson writes about the health and happiness benefits of “taking in the good” in his groundbreaking book, Hardwiring Happiness. He recommends appreciating the little things, noting, “Most opportunities for a good experience arrive with little fanfare. You finished an email, the telephone works, you have a friend.” For the best results, bring pleasant objects, thoughts, and people to the foreground of your awareness. Linger for five seconds or more on a good experience to allow it to sink into you. Your happiness level will steadily increase.
9. Use a desktop photo to remind you of the purposes and pleasures of your life. A photo of your family, your travels, or a favorite saying can be restorative and promote moments of happiness. Taking a “micro-break” and enjoying a photo of a natural scene can promote good health by lowering stress and blood pressure as well as happiness. To keep from getting used to a particular photo, periodically change it up.
10.Sit up straight. Poor posture can actually cause negative emotional states. Studies show that people who slouch experience more bad moods, lower self-esteem, and poorer confidence than those with upright posture. Sitting up straight can cause positive emotional states—a sense of confidence, assertiveness, and a happier mood. Good posture also helps your physical well-being and prevents many types of neck, shoulder, and back problems. So to lift your mood, pull your body upward. You’ll feel happier.
Note: If you suffering from any mental health issues like depression or you are going through catastrophic life experience, these activities may not help enough. You may need to see a doc for an effective result.