I am in the beautiful city of Udaipur (Rajasthan – India) on a lovely vacation with family. I am happy and excited to be in this place. This place has lovely memories for us.
I was just thinking that what are those things that make a person stay happy. Let’s look at the “10 Things That Can Help You Stay Happy”:-
10 Things That Can Help You Stay Happy <— Click here to watch the video
1. STOP Comparing
Stop comparing yourself with others. Everyone is unique and different. You have been gifted and also developed certain skills, abilities and identity and so have others. No one is above or beneath anyone. Stop comparing and start focusing on improving yourself. This will help you to overcome a lot of self-negative talk that you might be doing. This is the best gift you can give yourself.
Every day, when you get up in the morning, smile, hug yourself and tell yourself – “I love myself”. Look into the mirror, smile and say – “I really really love myself”. Whenever you are doing anything, do it with a smile. Always greet people with a smile, this includes the people who are working for you, the people with whom you are working… greet everyone with a smile.
When you smile, you will get a smile in return.
3. Exercise and follow healthy lifestyle
Exercising daily helps to increase your energy level. It can even be a walk in the park or garden nearby. Exercising helps to increase your positive vibrations and focus too… also not to forget it helps to keep your weight in control… :). Eat food that fuels peak performance. Eat food which is beneficial for your health. Add a more juicy fruits and salads to your diet. Drink at least 5 to 6 litres of water every day. Get enough sleep. A healthy lifestyle automatically contributes to staying happy.
4. Spend time with family and friends
Socialize, meet people, go out with them for camping, movies, food, adventure or activities that you like to do. Don’t regret on your death bed and say, I wish I could do this or do that. Instead spend time with them now and do all that you want to do now.
5. Meditate daily
For years now, Meditation is often considered as one of the best tools for practicing calmness, improving your focus, gaining clarity and a lot of other benefits too. When you learn to stay calm and peaceful, it will automatically help you in staying happy. With meditation, you will also be able to handle situations better.
6. Travel and explore the world
Yes, I mean it. Plan to go on a vacation twice a year (atleast). Plan to go to places that you would like to visit. Plan for things well in advance. The thought of going on a holiday itself will increase your happiness quotient. Explore and see the world, meet new people, see different cultures and experience different climate and nature… life is a beautiful and colourful journey.
7. Practice Gratitude
This is a really an amazing practice. Every day when you get up, thank the universe, yourself and everyone for everything that you have. Before going to bed, recollect whatever happened during the day and thank everyone for everything. Even if you are disappointed and you feel things didn’t go your way, still express gratitude.
8. Listen to your body
Yes, it is important to listen to our body. When you get up in the morning with a bad headache or stomach ace or a bloated feeling, recollect what did you have for dinner or lunch the previous day. If you feel your body did not respond well to the food you ate – avoid it for some time.
If you feel you are stressed, do some meditation and listen to music. Change your mood and settle yourself first. Don’t rely on people to change your mood. Be in control of yourself.
9. Choose to stay with happy people
Yes, choose to stay with people who believe in you and your growth. If you feel someone is letting you down and stopping your growth, cut them off your life and choose another friend or make new friends. Move away from people who are there with you for some favours or your money. Stay away from Gossip and chit-chatting.
10. Help Others
How are your contributing to other people’s life? Are you contributing at home? This can be even the smallest thing like helping your parents or brother, sister to clear things at home. Distribute work among yourself so that one person is not burden with everything.
Contribute to some NGO, or Orphanage or Old Age Homes or whatever social service in whatever manner you could contribute to. It can be helping them financially or even spending time with them. Making other people happy will automatically uplift you as well.