By Anum Bukhari, Client Facilitation Manager, Customized Trainings
Happiness is inside of you, and you can achieve it anytime you like, no matter the outside circumstances.”
How many times have you heard this phrase? Sounds perfectly legitimate, but at least for you. Most of us do that. We take pride in making our conversation about happiness and life a thorough and deep inspiration. But in our lives, we can hardly achieve this mental state without the need for job promotion or new love interests or a dream vacation.
However, if we adopt a systematic approach to happiness and consider it a routine process involving specific behaviors, we can get a happier and more positive mental state over time, faster and without external factors. These are the measures that can bring more happiness to your life today.
- Start from Acceptance
The first step in achieving behavioral change or a situation in which we are happy is to accept it. As for personal happiness, we often try to ignore who we are, who tend to be someone, or we neglect ourselves. Maybe at this moment he will not do his best, and if he does not possess anything or qualities, he will not find all his goals even if he does not accept himself now.
Look good and honest, appreciate what you have and achieve peace in your weaknesses. In this way you start with love instead of judgment or rejection.
- Foster Gratitude
Happiness depends to a large extent on how significant we think our life is, so be sure to generate real meaning and appreciation every day. Although sometimes it seems that you are in a routine and you cannot find a positive side in your living conditions, in reality you are blessed every day with so many incredible things, people and opportunities that you normally take for granted. Reserve a few minutes each day to consider your blessings or, if you are a more visual person, write a list of the things you are grateful for. Gratitude for the most essential things stimulates appreciation and meaning that improve happiness.
- Calm Your Mind
One of the greatest challenges of the modern world is the creation of hectic lifestyles. It is almost impossible to connect with our inner being when our mind is filled with thousands of thoughts, most of which are self-limiting. Meditation is one of the most recommended tools to achieve happiness, as it stops the impulse of thoughts and allows us to listen to our deepest desires and provides a more calm and hopeful mentality. Create your own spiritual practice that can include guided meditations or your own rituals that can take you from the endless bustle to a serene and more optimistic perspective.
- Surround Yourself with Uplifting People
Now that you are aware of that external factor, you can determine your happiness. On the contrary, there are people who seek you and inspire the best. Negative and closed-minded people should not affect their peace of mind; however, they should not tolerate this type of energy around them. Loving and taking care of yourself means ending destructive relationships and finding a group of like-minded and optimistic people who inspire the best in you.