Most of us spend our lives completely consumed with work and everyday errands. To be happy is to be free, so why don’t we free our schedule to implement liberating and healthy habits? 2019 is a new year, and new times call for a rejuvenated regimen, just like that fresh, out-of-the-shower feeling. Only you have the power to make yourself happy, so here are some habits that will help improve your happiness in the new year.
Control Your Mornings
Our mornings determine how the rest of our day is going to be, so do yourself a favor and avoid all electronic devices and distractions for the first 30 minutes of your day. Instead, use that time for stretching, meditating, and counting your breaths. Studies show that taking long deep breaths reduces stress and calms the mind. A healthy mind will result in happier living.
It is important to constantly challenge ourselves with reasonable objectives. Keeping a promise to ourselves is a fulfilling feeling. Each small step builds assurance. It’s time for us to stop overthinking and just act. The omniscient Yoda said it best: “Do or do not. There is no try.” Accomplishing our personal goals fuels our inner happiness.
There is no better feeling than causing someone else to smile. If we practice the art of giving without expecting anything in return, it feeds the soul. It could be something as simple as spreading a smile or laughter. I guarantee the simplest gestures contain the greatest measures.
No matter how successful or accomplished an individual may become, our end goal as humans is to be happy. The sooner we realize that life is going to challenge our happiness, the more prepared and strengthened we’ll become. Developing healthy habits enhances our happiness!
Written by: Dominic Ligon