What Are The Secrets Of Happiness?

Many people think that lifestyle changes are the key to a happier life. But when you think about it more deeply, you soon realise that all that really matters is how you feel.

Consider this: why do people spend enormous sums of money on vacations every year? Why do they go to spas? And why do they indulge in shopping trips? 

It’s all designed to change how they feel. They want to improve their inner life and enjoy themselves more. 

Unfortunately, as we all know, the external world is actually quite bad at helping us improve how we feel. You can have a lot of possessions and still feel like your life lacks meaning or purpose. 

In this post, we take a look at some of the strategies you can use to improve happiness in your life. These are some of the secrets that have worked throughout the ages. 

Spend More Time In Nature

Most people spend the majority of their lives in cities, but that’s not how things used to be. In fact, in the past, most people spent their time in nature. 

In the modern age, some researchers believe that we may be living through an epidemic of nature deficit disorder. People don’t feel like a part of the natural world anymore because they are surrounded by tower blocks and parking lots. 

Spend Time With Happy People

It’s also a good idea to spend time with happy people. Being around others who have a positive vibe can change how you feel. Moods are contagious and often, when you are around a strong personality, you find yourself mimicking their behaviour and ability to feel good. 

Give Up Worrying

Worrying is a big drag on happiness. However, there are ways to leave it behind. Using meditation, deep breathing and even CBD patches can all help. 

Don’t Compare Yourself To Others

Comparison is the thief of joy, according to ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu. Never were truer words spoken. If you were alone in nature, walking through a forest without having met another human being, you would have no idea of your gender, station in life, or how you compare to others. You would be happy and free. But the moment you encounter other people, you start comparing yourself, and that’s when your happiness can begin to suffer.

Just remember that nothing compares to you. You are unique. Nobody is better at being you than you. 

Build More Meaningful Relationships

Having meaningful relationships in your life is crucial for experiencing joy and peace in your heart. Most human beings have a fundamental need to be loved and to be a part of the clan. 

Do It Your Way

Following the crowd and being a robot throughout your life is a bad idea. Instead, do things your way. Follow your life’s pattern faithfully. Accept what you do and forget about what other people are up to. You don’t have to be like them. You can just be yourself. Be comfortable in your own skin.




*Contributed by Sam Jones. *Photo sources Unsplash - CC0 Licence and Unsplash - CC0 Licence

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