5 Ways to Cultivate Happiness from Within

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5 Ways to Cultivate Happiness from Within

by Zoya Gervis,
Mind Self-Awareness Self-Esteem Happiness

Happiness is something we all crave. Some people have an aura of happiness. These are the people that can easily cultivate happiness within themselves. Happy people have happy habits. As a result, they are simply happier people and a joy to be around. In fact, happiness can be quite contagious. Think about the last time you were around a happy person? Did being in their presence instantly boost your mood? That’s because happy people practice some of these happy habits every day. If you want to cultivate your own happiness, try some of these tips and see the magical results.

Savor The Moment
Gratitude. It’s a very simple word with such empowered and powerful meaning. In fact, being grateful for everything that you currently have is a wonderful way to stay happy. Bringing some attention and mindful awareness to your current situation. Being present in the moment can assist anyone who struggles with finding gratitude in everyday situations. Just being grateful that the sun is shining can do wonders or your mood.

Release Judgment Of Yourself And Others
Being judgmental is such an egoic thought. Most people, yourself included, are always just trying to be their best selves. It’s critical to always remember that perfection does not exist. By giving yourself and others a break can relieve a ton of pressure which simply results in a boost in your happiness level.

Connect With Others
As human beings, we need to have some sort of social life. We all have a need to belong and fit into a group of like-minded individuals. Having social support is a great way to curb everyday stress. Finding an activity or hobby that provides a healthy outlet for all the daily stressors is a wonderful way to boost your happiness instantly. In fact, connecting with other people can also help to put all your perceived problems into perspective. Sometimes, hearing your problems out loud can minimize any situation while other people’s input can provide you with some much-needed advice.

Create Positive Self-Care Practices
We are typically our own worst enemies when it comes to self-talk. Instead of beating ourselves up over every little, perceived flaw, consider speaking to yourself as you would to a best friend. In fact, people who exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle are more likely to be happier than their sedentary counterparts. Therefore, making sure you are getting enough sleep and being kind to yourself can really do wonders for your happiness level.

Have A Ton Of Fun And Remember To Laugh
Laughter is the best medicine. The cliche quote is actually very true. In fact, laughter has been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce certain stress hormones, defend against infections, increase memory and learning, improve alertness, and increase creativity in an instant. Next time you want a mood boost, think about a funny joke or watch a funny video, anything that will encourage laughter.