One of the old saying is “You find, what you look for”. This phrase has a great meaning, if you wanted to be happy you will be happy. Happiness is not a simple goal, but being happy means continually finding satisfaction, contentment, a feeling of joy, and a sense that your life is meaningful during all kind of problems. God has given only one life, so live life, love life.”Love what you do, do what you love”.
14 Tips how you can develop a Happy Outlook:
1. Change your thoughts:
Usually, people only remember negative thoughts, so their mind is totally occupied by negative thoughts. First we should do is try to forget negative thoughts which affect your mind a lot. And focus on your experience in the present moment without judging (right/wrong).
Meditation: Meditation helps you in relaxing your body as well as mind .You can meditate in different manner like peaceful prayer, yoga, and spiritual reflection. Meditation helps in reducing many health problems like depression, stress.
Preserve your happy moments: Preserve the great little moments in a photo, write a journal or face book entry or make a short video. This will train your brain to be happier by acknowledging the beauty of small moments and turn them into a memorable experience.
2. Look for the positive in all your experience:
Generally, what people do is before doing something they first find the negative things, Say NO to this habbit.Make this habit, seek out positive in any experience. It is not only good for your overall happiness but also good for your physical health.
3. Your intensions should be always pure and positive:
Positive thinking is an important component of self esteem and overall life satisfaction. Optimism makes your personal and work relationship better. Optimism does not deny the reality of challenges but it interprets on your decision to deal with the problem in a positive manner.
4. Heal past traumas:
If you find yourself consistently feeling down or upset, you might have some underlying issues in your past holding you back in the present. Trauma from the past or just painful circumstances such as the death of a loved one or a bad break up can cause severe depression. In this case you can consult doctor for help to come out of this trauma situation or you can talk to someone you love and trust and who will support is a healing act in itself.
5. Accept who you are right now:
This means accept your habbits, your personality, the way you talk, you look, your voice –everything that makes you. Value yourself and consider yourself to be lovable and respectful. This will help you to raise your confidence and live a happier life.
6. Choose activities that make you feel better:
When you have free time, do your favorite hobby or go outside for a little time to enjoy fresh air. You can also play games like volley ball, basket ball, or badminton. This will help you to divert your mind and make you functional. When you indulge yourself in activities that promote the feeling of wonderment, and amazement in your own life such as listening to music or going on a hike.
7. Focus on people and positive relationship not on materialistic things:
It is observed that materialistic people are less happy with themselves and their lives than people who are less focused on stuff. It is naturally important that you must meet the basic needs of life i.e. food, clothing, and shelter. But once you have these things you must give priorities to relationships.
Scientist suggests that when you smile whether you are happy or not your mood is elevated. So smile whenever you can. People who smile during pain experiences less pain than those who kept their facial expression neutral.
9. Maintain your schedule:
It is observed that if your body is healthy, than you can enjoy things. So, it is very important that your schedule is very well planned. Take healthy diet, restful sleep, and proper exercise. This all will help you to achieve high level of life satisfaction and better physical health.
10. Interacting with others:
Stay close to family and friends because relationship with family and friends has a far greater impact on happiness.
11. Do great deeds:
This means be compassionate. Compassionate is about doing something kind for someone in need or someone less privileged than you. Compassionate is a key part of sustainable happiness and it’s also really good for your health.
An attitude of forgiveness contribute to better cardiovascular health, it literally heals the heart and lower the perception of stress. Remember that forgiveness is something which you do for yourself not for the other person. Holding on to anger and hate can cause you immense hurt.
13. Make you new friends:
Find more people to care about. Focus on people you already have. Make new friends and love them too. Love is not just a feeling it is an action.
14. Working towards your own personal goals:
Concentrate on yourself, what you wanted to become in your life.Dont confuse your goals with parents or friends, just follow your vision.Goels can propel you to move forward instead of wandering.Fulfilment of your goals make you happy.