When we are in our twenties, we have to face adulthood in all its full force. No one teaches us how to be happy and we will have to figure it out ourselves.
This the time that we’re stressed about our life, our career, our future, pretty much everything.
There is no need to lead such a distressed life!
There are so many ways we can find happiness in our daily lives, in small things and in big things.
We all think of happiness as something we have to reach after a long journey.
But happiness is something that accompanies us throughout our life.
Joy and sorrow are like two sides of the same coin.
We all are finding new ways to be happy in life.
Here are some of the little things you can practice to be happy more often and led a joyful life.
A piece of your mind
You invite a lot of unnecessary stress into your life when you refrain from saying what needs to be said.
Sometimes, you just need to give everyone a piece of your mind.
You don’t have to be rude; just tell them what you think, to clarify your stand on something.
Otherwise, it will simply cause more drama which is uncalled for.
Stop suppressing your emotions
Somehow in our society, it is considered weak to express our emotions.
That is just a stupid way to think.
Our emotions need to be expressed; containing them only causes problems and leads to a dysfunctional life.
Expressing your emotions is a healthy habit.
If you feel happy, go on and jump around for a while.
If you feel like crying, bawl like a baby, because that’s okay.
Find positive ways to express your emotions.
We may find it difficult to say ‘no’ to people because of our default polite nature.
Not saying ‘no’ simply invites extra burden which will disrupt your life.
A Lot of people will take advantage of your niceness for their benefit.
You can say ‘no’ very politely to people.
The ones who know you well and are your true friends will understand that you have a valid reason for it.
Each day unto its own
You don’t have to have your whole life figured out for you.
If you are a planning-oriented person, you probably like to plan out your entire future.
But how much of your life actually went according to plans you made earlier?
Take your life one day at a time. It’s good to have a plan, but don’t rely on your plans alone.
And don’t freak out if something goes wrong. Everything that is meant for you will end up with you.
Be the real you
If you put on a mask for the sake of others, for the sake of ‘fitting in,’ you will simply live a more distressed life.
Wherever you are, with whomsoever you are, always be the real you.
If you feel like the company you keep demands that you change yourself, then it’s time you changed your friends.
The key to living a happy life is to always be with people who accept you for who you are.
Be with people who respect your values
If you want to improve yourself, try to surround yourself with people who accept who you are and will change you for the better.
Always be with people who respect your values.
Let yourself be inspired by them, and let them find inspiration in you.
Try to avoid the company of people who simply engage in shallow gossip all the time; when you turn your back, you will be their topic gossip too.
Don’t Expect Anything
It is a natural inclination to place expectations on people.
The key to living a happy lie is to completely rid yourself of this tendency.
Don’t expect anything from anyone, and especially, don’t expect them to be like you.
Because people are s they are, placing expectations on them will only make you more disappointed.
Listen to your gut feeling
Your intuition is a nature’s way of preparing you for certain situations.
If you have a gut feeling about something, it’s not a bad idea to act accordingly.
Don’t dismiss that feeling, take it seriously, because sometimes it could make or break a situation.
Mindfulness is a practice in which you are completely aware of yourself, your surroundings and your mind in the present.
Practicing mindfulness helps you concentrate more.
You live more in the present than regretting the past or dreaming about the future.
You become aware of yourself, your body, your thought process, your surroundings and the environment you are in.
Let things happen as they do
There are some things you can control, and some things you can’t.
Don’t worry about the things you can’t control. Just let go, and let things be.
If things don’t go as you planned, it will surely take a much more interesting direction.
What’s the fun in always going according to a plan? Know that no matter what happens you will survive and emerge victoriously.
If you want to be living a happy life, seize every opportunity that comes your way to make you happy.
Happiness can be in every situation. You only to look in the right places and sometimes search extra hard for it.