Being happy is a goal that all of us have, but sometimes achieving that goal is a little harder than just waving a wand and making it happen. So how do we get happier? By actively trying to be happier in a variety of ways both big and small. Take a look at these ways to be happier with your life that can help you achieve “bliss” today.
Get Your RAK On
RAK stands for random acts of kindness and is a great way to be happier by making others happier. When you do a random act of kindness there is a sense of personal achievement and community that can take strangers and turn them into people with commonalities and goals. If you see a little old lady standing in a subway car while you’re sitting, give her the seat. If the person in the grocery line ahead of you is a little short on money, give them that extra $3.00 that allows them to purchase the food in their cart. Random acts of kindness trickle through the world and make everyone happier, so get your RAK on today!
Stop and Smell the Roses
You would be surprised at how much nature can soothe and de-stress people, yet sadly in today’s modern age too many people forget to “stop and smell the roses”. Take at least 15 minutes out of every day to take a walk along the beach, sit in a park or take your bike on a forest trail. Doing so can help you to feel more centered, can help you to work out problems subconsciously that are worrying you and give you the chance to get a little fresh air as well.
Pet/Adopt and Animal
Studies have shown that people who own or are in contact with animals regularly are far more well-adjusted and happier than those who aren’t. The act of petting or cuddling with an animal is infinitely calming and provides you with a little contact with another warm body that is vital to your overall happiness. Mammals are beings that require close contact regularly whether it is human contact or otherwise, so find a little time to either adopt a pet or visit a friend with one to help make yourself happier.
Don’t Let the Stresses of the Day Keep You Down
Stress is one of the leading factors for people being unhappy with their lives and can do a great deal fo damage to the mind and body. Find ways to compartmentalize your stressful problems such as finances, relationships, work, etc so that you aren’t spending your entire day worrying over an issue. It may seem a little difficult at first, but the more you try to actively restrict a worry to a set time the more you will be better able to adapt to the stress life sends you and be happier for it.