Happiness comes in different shapes and kinks. Of course, we can’t tell you how to experience it because it’s a state of your mind. It’s what you think, how you feel, and what you say. We believe finding happiness involves learning to use your heart and mind.
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do is in harmony.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
While it’s hard to define happiness because it’s a vast concept, and it varies from one person to another.
The basic definition of happiness is “The feeling of contentment and satisfaction of one’s present life or situation.”
Happiness is how you make it. You can yet find joy despite societal and social barriers. It doesn’t have to bother you at all. In other words, you must be willing to make happiness to find joy and laughter in your everyday life.
The Science of Happiness
What makes us feel the sensation of happiness and joy? It’s the happy chemicals in the brain, and they are called hormones. Four primary hormones drive the happiness emotions in your life. They are Dopamine, Oxytocin, Endorphins, and Serotonin.
These hormones impact happiness in your life, and they are like a force that drives most of our behaviors, such as helping you control anxiety and stress, giving you a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction.
When you focus on brain chemistry, you will understand how you can build happiness in your everyday life. According to this research, increasing happy hormones can also improve your mood. There are several ways to increase the levels of these happy chemicals. For instance, indulging in regular exercise will help increase the level of endorphins and eating healthy food can help boost serotonin and dopamine. It’s also been said that you can increase the level of oxytocin when you bond with your family and friends.
How To Find Happiness in Your Everyday Life
Happiness brings a radical change into your life. When you’re happy, you start feeling good about everything and begin expressing love towards the people around you.
Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to find happiness in your everyday life.
Stop seeking perfection
Someone once said perfection is overrated. “Any happiness and joy you can find is worth fighting for,” says Canadian TV producer and writer Emily Andras.
Your life, marriage, job, or home doesn’t have to be perfect to be full of joy and happiness. You have to let go of the illusion. Embrace the bits of your day-to-day endeavors that make you want to live for the next day. That’s enough to want to be a better person on some levels.
Use your imagination
Your creative skills and imagination are powerful and limitless. They can bring healing power to your heart. Use imagery as your coping mechanism in difficult and unfavorable circumstances. Their ends are miraculous and extraordinary.
It’s like painting, writing, dancing for their beauty or emotional power and the admiration that comes with them. Better still, talk to yourself with kindness and encouragement. Use words like “I know I can” when there is a high sense of pessimism in the current affairs.
Taking a cue from Tom Wilson, happiness is, above all, right under your nose. Learn to find the conviction to smile, even when it’s hard to see the beauty in life.
Let your face glow and light up your soul. Even so, share your smile with others. Like a mirror effect, it will be astounding to watch the world smile back at you.
Know that happiness is a daily goal
Remember that all good things come to those who wait. Happiness is a daily process. It doesn’t become a habit after doing it the first time.
Leave your life intentionally, with a commitment to find and seek your happiness out each day. And you’ll soon realize it’s an innate feeling.
Happiness is a destination you hardly ever reach by placing your self-worth in the hands of those who do not matter. Get the hang of self-care and improve the quality of your life.
It’s not a luxury but a necessity and a way to take responsibility for your happiness. Your favorite form of self-care could be planning a trip or practicing mindful or intuitive eating. Self-care, over time, brings satisfaction to your emotional, psychological, physical, and social needs. Isn’t that mind-blowing happiness?
True happiness is a sense of contentment on its own. Happiness comes when we stop complaining about all that we lack and start showing gratitude for all we have.
The first thing to remember, jealousy and envy have no place in the world of happiness. It starts with being happy with who you are and what you have, yet it doesn’t end there. Be motivated to celebrate other’s successes and be genuinely happy for them.
Be wary of the message we take
Don’t subject your happiness to other’s perception of whom you are. Embrace doing things that make you happy or bring you a degree of satisfaction.
The information you consume can, at the same time, mess up your mentals. Filter messages that don’t settle with your sense of gratitude for life. Practice digital minimalism at a time when the media stays woke with a misguided sense of reality, gory tales, deception, and lies.
Appreciate the simple things
Someone once said, “the most simple things can bring the most happiness.” The little things can lead to other things that bring genuine joy and laughter. Don’t work too hard at it, or you will miss it.
They say, “the best things in life are free.” Appreciate life, the air we breathe, rain, and sunshine. Find happiness in the companies you keep and make sure they’re the right choice for you. Stay happy with the simple things and lead a modest life. Always remember there are others with so much, yet unsatisfied and greedy.
Hey Joyfreshers, how do you find happiness in your daily life? How do you also find happiness within yourself? Let’s discuss below!
Be happy you’re loved!