The choices we make on a daily basis has a direct impact on how we live our lives.
These choices impact our mentality, our happiness, our joy, and so many other things.
Its so strange. How one small decision can lead to such big implications.
So how can you be happy? How can you be happy by yourself?
With these questions in mind lets take a look at 10 things you can do to remain happy every single day.
Stop staying indoorsTake time to explore nature. Explore the outdoors. Explore your surroundings. Go on a road trip if possible. Do everything possible to not stay indoors all the time.
Continually going outdoors comes with so many health and mental benefits.
Not being outdoors impacts your blood pressure, leads to heart disease, anxiety and depression.
Researchers have found that going outdoors massively lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and improves mood.
So take the time to go outdoors. It's great for your health and mental well being.
You need to contribute
"It’s the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness."
– Sheryl Sandberg
Contributing is a key part of living a happy and successful life. Whether contributing small or big.
It fills you with joy.
We spend too much time looking at everything wrong in the world. Instead of trying to fix the things that can be fixed.
In-order to create a happy life. In-order to be happy by yourself. You have create that world.
It's all up to you.
Treat yourselfTreating yourself with love and care is essential. Treating yourself leads to more motivation, inspiration and self-happiness.
It helps you love others, care for others and it even helps improve your health.
Use your spare time to work on yourself. Build yourself. You will be happier that way.
You need to forgive
"There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love."
— Bryant H. McGill
Unforgiveness might be the reason your'e not happy. Unforgiveness leads to so many negative things. If you want to grow. If you want to move you need to forgive.
Forgive those who did you wrong. it might be tough. Forgiving is not an easy thing. But it needs to be done.
You need to forgive. But most importantly you need to forgive yourself.
Self forgiveness is part of self love and happiness. It's part of your healing journey.
"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you."
— Lewis B. Smedes
Surround yourself with the right people“Surround yourself with those on the same mission as you.”
Prioritize surrounding yourself with people that are trying to achieve the same success as you do. Surround yourself with people that are going to encourage you during dark times and uplift you when you are on your lowest.
These are the type people you need around you.
Get away from those who are toxic. Whenever you see them Run Away! Flee!
They will not help you go anywhere.
Take a deep breathWhen you're feeling down or stressed remember to take a few deep breaths.
Look at the benefits down below:
Deep breathing has so many health benefits as provided with the info-graphic above, but most importantly it also provides a sense of happiness and peace if done on a regular basis.
Stop competing and comparing yourself with othersRemember that trying to compete with others and trying to compare yourself to others only destroys your happiness.
Be happy with what you have instead of looking at others. Do not try to keep up.
Stay in your lane. Be happy with yourself.
Make sure to always choose quality over quantity.
Ask for helpSometimes we try to do so much on our own when the help of others would have been much better.
A lot of us are stubborn. Thinking we have everything figured out. But we don't. We all need help from time to time.
So if you want to learn how to be happy by yourself get help. Swallow your pride. Get of your high horse and ask for help.
It will do you no harm.
Be GratefulBe grateful for the life that you have been given. Be grateful for the ability to walk, laugh, smile and breath without any difficulties.
Be grateful for your achievements. Small or Big. Minor or Major. Be grateful.
There are so many things to be grateful for. Take the time to look at these things. To reflect.
Be grateful for how far you have come. Be grateful for the good nights sleep that you've been given.
In all things be grateful.
Look after your healthTaking care of your body allows you to gain good energy levels, better mental well being and a better ability to achieve all your daily goals.
Rather than trying to fit into that new dress or jeans instead look after your health to increase your overall health and well being for the long term.
Not looking after you health includes these negative effects:
So make it a priority to take care of yourself.