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Five tips to be happier
In the modern world, life is relentless. It can sometimes feel that the weeks merge into one. Life can be stressful, tiring and not always easy…
Here are five tips to make you happier!
It’s difficult to conceive to imagine that an activity that makes you feel tired and causes you aches and pains can actually contribute towards your state of happiness. However, it has been scientifically proven that taking part in physical exercise can stimulate your mental wellbeing.
Your body produces and releases endorphins when you take part in a physical activity. They brighten your mood and generally just make you feel better. At the same time, your body will also produce neurotransmitters such dopamine, serotonin or noradrenaline. The secretion and combination of all these hormones will all contribue to your general happiness.
Many studies have shown that spending outdoors, in the wild if you like, can have a positive impact on your wellbeing. Taking walks outside help stimulate your creative side and contributes to to good cerebral functioning and physical health.
It can also help combat the negative effects of stress by limiting the secretion of cortisol (stress hormone) by the body.
Learning doesn’t necessarily mean going back to school. There are thousands of ways to learn new things. You could travel, read books, listen to music, cook, learn a new language. The options are endless.
The idea is to ensure that you put yourself in challenging and stimulating situations.
You don’t have to go skydiving, bungee jumping or swim with sharks. No, you just need to find something that challenges you.
So get out of your day-to-day routine and try something new!
We all have 101 things that we need to get on with each day. It is easy to feel a little overwhelmed and dragged down. It is also difficult to combine a busy professional lifestyle with more personal things such as a social life or physical activity.
In this context, being organized can help you do more things and can help you fill your time that little bit better. Being aware of the tasks ahead is essential to avoid procrastination. With a clear and established timetable, it is easy to procrastinate and eventually end up doing nothing.
Make sure you do your grocery shopping at the weekend or prepare your meals for the week on Sunday evening. These are just examples of ways that you can free up time.
A small bit of organization can go a long way. You will suddenly feel you have more time to do the things you enjoy doing…
First of all, it’s important that you appreciate your alone time. Understanding what your body needs both physically and mentally can go a long way to ensuring your happiness.
However, being sociable is also very important. There are two primary forms of socializing: with your friends, or with strangers.
Spend time with the people you love and those who love you. Romantic relationships based on mutual trust and support are very important to ensuring your mental wellbeing. That is why it is essential to surround your with people who give you confidence and make you feel 10 feet tall!
At the same time, meeting new people can also be exciting. Helping strangers, volunteering or just making new friends can also help boost your self-esteem.
Spending time with others will help enrich your day-to-day life. It will make you feel happier, more relaxed and more comfortable in your own skin.
P.S: laughing is important. Why not try, to laugh at least 10 times a day? You’ll feel a lot happier for doing so!!! 🙂