By: Khaalid Naik
We, humans, are never kept away from chasing – be it a new gadget, a luxurious life, a dream, or anything significant to us. Do you agree with me?
In the race to fulfill our wishes, we often forget the word “Happiness”, or you can say the secret of happiness. Gradually, we begin to doubt ourselves, questioning, “When will we finally be happy?”
But the reality is quite different. I can make you understand this with an example. If you take notice, you will discover that you may stay happy with an unattainable thing until you obtain it. But as soon as you become accustomed to it, you start to feel bored with the same thing that once brought you happiness.
That’s why I can say, the fabrication of happiness can be attested to, as it is within our power to create, that You can create or diminish according to your mindset.
In this article, I will enlighten you about some common habits of the happiest people that you can adopt to improve your lifestyle and experience the joys of becoming a happier individual.
They Engage In Daily Exercise To Maintain Fitness
If you start your morning with 15 minutes of meditation, 30 minutes of yoga, or dedicate around 1 hour to the gym, you will be good to go. Starting your day with exercises can help you reduce your stress, feel fresh, manage frequent mood swings, and focus on tasks that will shape your entire day. Therefore, it can effectively help in your physical as well as mental well-being.
They Follow A Healthy Diet
You know what my parents say “ If you eat healthily, your soul will be satisfied”. This implies that our digestive system directly impacts our mental well-being. Therefore, it is needed to prioritize healthy eating habits over consuming junk food. So, You should keep it a habit to maintain good health and keep your smile.
They Live In The Present & Leave The Past Behind
As we all know, we can’t change the moment that we faced in the past. So it doesn’t make sense to place those situations in our current perspective. If you’re wise, you will surely learn from your mistakes and try to prevent them from happening again.
Therefore, you need to understand that once you stop looking at yourself through the mirror of the past and start living in the present moment, you will develop positive vibes, cultivate meaningful relationships, enjoy every moment, or move beyond limited mindsets.
They Stop Overthinking And Comparing
You may notice one thing – sometimes we engage in unnecessary overthinking, leading us to believe that certain tasks are not within our capabilities. We often find ourselves comparing our achievements to those of others, resulting in a loss-self identity and a disregard for our potential.
Engaging in such thoughts only serves to undermine our mental well-being. However, it is important to realize that self-judgment can be constructive if it serves the purpose of personal growth. Therefore, you need to prioritize your own self-improvement rather than being occupied with trivial matters that affect your overall lifestyle.
They Surrounded Themselves With Optimistic People
The power of optimism cannot be denied. By being surrounded by positive individuals who possess the ability to envision possibilities and seek solutions instead of engaging in pessimistic chatter, you’ll find yourself propelled by the growth of a positive mindset for the future.
It is within your power to make a difference by consciously and carefully selecting the right company, as it can greatly influence your path to personal development and success.
They Create Their Own Happiness
While it is true that we often find ourselves waiting for others’ responses, be it for a puchka party in the evening or planning a short trip, it’s important to question whether such waitings are truly necessary. I don’t intend to portray you as an unsociable creature, rather, the reality is it can be beneficial to socialize by making friends, organizing parties, or gathering for social occasions.
You can discuss things with others and take guidance whenever needed. However, most of the happiest people take matters into their own hands and embrace the opportunity to create their happiness in their own way. If you’re able to make decisions on your own, I encourage you to give this approach a try and feel the difference.
They Appreciate What They Have
Appreciating what we have is one of the most difficult tasks for today’s generation. You may relate to the fact that whenever you see activities on social media, whether it’s a celebrity’s luxurious life or something lavish with a common individual, you may instantly desire the same for yourself. But it is important to recognize that this mindset breeds envy and dissatisfaction.
Acknowledging our own fortune and finding contentment with our present circumstances can lead to a sense of well-being. So you can also apply the same principle by starting to appreciate what you have, from your family to your basic amenities, including everything in your life. For this, you need to shift your attention towards the things that you have already achieved and focus on personal growth.
They Love To Do Digital Detox
We are the generation living in the technology era, so it is natural for us to be accustomed to gadgets. We wake up with an alarm set on our phones, and throughout the day we check emails, videos on social media, or text our friends or closer ones on our phones. It has become a typical routine.
But if you take a break from technology and instead begin and end your day by interacting with your family members, or if you dedicate an entire day to immersing yourself in nature, you can not only free up time but also add value and experience real benefits for your mental health. Thus, you will feel refreshed and happy.
They Have A Progressive Mindset
With a fixed mindset, you will confine yourself within limits. But, if you possess a positive and growth mindset, you’ll actively seek out new experiences, develop different approaches, and strive to understand different perspectives.
By adopting this mindset, you’ll gradually enhance your intellectual capacity and become a catalyst for progress, suppressing boundaries and limitations.
They Include “Me Time” In Their Daily Schedule
The concept of “Me Time” is indeed an interesting thought, where the time is allotted only for yourself. Here, one thing to note is that many of us struggle to say “No” instead of always saying a resounding “Yes”. Giving and helping others are admirable qualities that everyone should embrace. However, it is equally important to take a “Break” from this continuous process.
Allowing yourself some time off, learning new things, or engaging in productive activities for yourself only is important for a well-balanced life. Moreover, by including “Me Time” in your schedule, you create boundaries that prevent others from taking unnecessary advantage of you.
They Do Self-Love
Self-love is a concept that many of us tend to forget. We often expect others to love us, but we somehow overlook the importance of loving ourselves. This lack of self-love can lead to suicidal thoughts in many cases. Do you agree with this fact?
Self-love encompasses self-respect and it’s a basic human necessity. It involves accepting yourself the way you’re, whether it’s your physical appearance or your financial status. Each person, either it’s you or me, is unique and amazing in her own way.
Therefore, it’s important to start loving, caring, and respecting yourself instead of waiting for others to do so. One thing always remembers, no one can truly love or respect you until you do it for yourself. Once you embark on this journey, you will free yourself from negativity and experience true happiness.
Adopt These Habits & Be Happy
While you may be pursuing various things in life, it is important to first find your self-esteem, be kind to yourself and learn the secret of happiness. This process will not happen overnight; it will take time and patience.
However, who is asking you to rush? Just take your time.
One day, when you will look back, you’ll realize how you took each step and crafted the best version of yourself, becoming one of the happiest individuals in this beautiful world.
So, have faith and take off on your journey with these amazing habits.