Awesome Ways To Be Happier With Yourself A Day At A Time
How exhausting is it to go to bed and wake feeling sad day in day out? While in reality, you can’t be happy all year round, creating your own world where you can be happy a day at a time is very important.
If you ask me what I want in life, I will say; I want a satisfying life that’s filled with joy, meaning, and purpose. Isn’t that what we all want? While we all have unique dreams and ambitions, our common goal is to be truly happy.
Personally, I believe if you want to be happier with yourself, you have to love and accept yourself as you are. Secondly, work on being happier a day at a time instead of directly pursuing it.
Research has shown obsessing over happiness will actually make you unhappy! This is because, when you focus on being happy, you notice all the non-happy emotions and feelings that arise throughout the day which in return will steal your happiness. It’s therefore important to relax, let loose and, enjoy a moment at a time.
With that in mind, here are 15 super easy ways to be happier with yourself in 2021 and thereafter.
Simple Ways To Be Happier With Yourself
Always Choose You
For you to be truly happy, you have to put yourself first at any given time. This might make you feel like you’re being selfish, but you have to do it without feeling guilty.
Once you learn how to love yourself more, you will do more with your life and you will be able to take care of those around you.
Set Realistic Goals
Setting realistic goals and being able to accomplish them will definitely make you happier.
I know you may want to push yourself to the limit but, if you put so much on your to-do list you might end up not being able to finish everything on time. This in return will steal your happiness in the sense that you will feel like a failure.
If you want to be truly happy, you have to appreciate what you have and where you are at the moment. This doesn’t mean you stop working for what you want, it helps you live at the moment and worry less about the future.
Being content will help you appreciate the things that matter in your life.
Write It Down
Whenever you feel sad, stressed, and overwhelmed, have a journal where you can write what you feel at the moment. Writing down what you feel will instantly improve your mood.
Also, remember to record moments of happiness. Remind yourself of those happy moments whenever you need a boost.
Excising will surely help you realize some stress. The thing about working out is, it doesn’t have to be intense or time-consuming. You can take a quick run or have a simple workout in the house for an instant mood boost.
Complaining will only steal your joy. If there’s something that’s making you unhappy, work on trying to change it. If you can’t change it, let it go. The moment you realize that you’re complaining a lot, STOP.
Lower Your Expectations
I know how frustrating it is when you expect someone to do something but they don’t. Realize that people don’t care about you as much as you think they do. Don’t change yourself for others, but do change yourself for the better. If you have low expectations, the disappointments will be low too.
Uncomplicated Ways To Be Happier With Yourself
Enjoy The Outdoors
Studies are finding that being outside in green spaces or surrounding yourself with plants can actually improve your happiness levels and improve moods. Now, go hug some trees, smell some flowers, and enjoy the great outdoors.
Am Sorry, I Forgive You
Apologizing is like lifting a load off your back. When someone wrongs you, don’t pay evil with evil. Be the bigger person, take the high road, apologize, and move on.
Also, the first and most crucial step in the process of healing is learning to apologize. Not only does it convey to the receiver that you respect their right to feel hurt, but it opens the door to forgiveness.
Self-appreciation is the mother of happiness. You can’t dish out what you don’t have. Love and appreciate yourself for you to be able to take care of others. You can do this by practicing these self-care habits.
It’s Ok To Try And Fail
I know you have your dreams and aspirations. As you work towards what you love you will face so many challenges. That being said, it’s important to learn how to raise again after falling.
Don’t be a “yes person”. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with saying yes but you have to know what you’re saying yes to. Learn to ask why, when, how or anything you need to know before saying yes.
This way you will have all the answers you need to face any challenge that comes your way.
Be Wise With Money
Stopping spending money on things that don’t matter, instead save more. There’s nothing as stressful than living check to check. Having some money saved up will help you have financial freedom which in return will make you a happier person.
To save some money, work with a budget, buy what you need versus what you want. You can plan and buy what you want after saving up. Also, avoid impromptu shopping at all costs.
Unplug From Social Media
We all love our social media because we’re able to connect with our family and friends which makes it a great tool in our lives. However, too much social media can affect your life in a negative way which will only steal your joy. This is because there are so many lies and deception by people who portray themselves to be happy a
Similarly, too much social media exposes you to too many sad things as well! Limit the amount of time you spend online for the sake of your happiness.
Amazing Ways To Be Happier With Yourself Today
What are your favorite ways to be happier with yourself? Personally, I love taking time to appreciate myself and taking a walk in the park.
Did You enjoy this list? What should I add to this list? Feel free to leave your comment, question, or recommendations in the comment section below.