Are you having a tough day? There’s going to be times where your happiness is rejected when a negative event happens. Although, that is temporary and you’ll learn how to be happy with yourself once you install these tactics.
I’ve had my fair shares of sadness and rejection. I can tell you it’s the worst! Nevertheless, I found ways to overcome the temporary sadness and find things (even the littlest things) that boost my own mood to make me happy again.
In this post, I’ll share with you “what is happiness?” and 6 advice on how to be happy with yourself.
So grab your mug of coffee or tea and let’s get right into it!
Before we get into the post, you need to understand what the meaning of “happiness” is. You can better learn about happiness is through self-help books however I’m going to exclaim it to you here.
What is Happiness?
“Happiness” is the term used to describe a positive and pleasant mood. It’s part of your other moods such as sadness, anger, jealousy, fear, disgust, loneliness.
It’s absolutely a good feeling when you’re happy. You feel a sense of pleasure, satisfaction and intense joy. You start to value life more, better relationships, increase gratitude and feel loved.
Every small pleasure that brings you joy such as achieving a goal, spending time with friends or family, finding a purpose in your life can help increase life satisfaction.
However, when some negative events occur in your life your mood then changes to the negatives that involve sadness and/or anger. This can last a few hours, days or even weeks.
Sadness can impact those who have mental disorders (such as depression and anxiety) that can last for long periods of time. If you’re suffering from depression or anxiety, this means it is time for you to see your general practitioner.
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So you’re here to find advice on how to be happy with yourself. Below will give you 6 tips that can improve your mood.
How to be Happy with Yourself using these 6 Effective Happiness Tricks
Meditation is one of the keys to self-care. Even if you tried to fit in a few 5-10 minutes daily, surely enough, you could feel 10 or 100 times better when you release the tension and stress in your system.
It helps increase your awareness, surroundings and happiness. Not only that but it keeps your mind focus and put thoughts into a different perspective. This mindfulness technique can also fix your sleep schedule.
It helped me so much during the days where I was really stressed with school and family-related problems. I’m a very tempered person so I get pretty angry easily but with the help of deep breathing, I can feel relieved, relaxed and calm.
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Who says hobbies don’t spike your happiness?
There are so many fun things to do out there that it’s impossible to run out of things to do. You could either have hobbies like travelling, writing a story, poem or letters, playing a type of sport (or many sports actually. You do you girl), playing video games, trying out new makeup looks and the list goes on. You can also make your hobbies your profession and love what you do.
My favourite hobbies are drawing, playing video games, listening to music and even writing blog posts.
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It’s awesome to let go of negative thoughts on paper. By journaling, it helps with putting all negative thoughts down on paper. I mean, I couldn’t rant all that information to my friends since it was really personal to me.
I use to build up so many emotions and negative thoughts in my head that I really didn’t know what to do with all that information. So I bought a small cheap journal and started to write everything that was on my mind, down on paper.
And guess what? All those negative thoughts and emotions started to turn into positive thoughts and relief which spiked my happiness. I was glad that all that information that was scrambled all onto that one journal, had left my mind.
I don’t know how people who don’t listen to music survive! Music is one of those things that have a powerful effect on a human.
Potentially, music can have a mega effect on your mood. Listening to upbeat happy music can help increase your mood. Don’t listen to things that make you sad as that can keep your sad.
Even lyrics can have an effect on someone, for example, a song with “break up” lyrics can have a heavy effect on someone who has just broken up with their ex-significant other.
Everybody has a different type of genre they like. This could be R&B, metal, pop, indie, hip-hop, rap, jazz, musical, folk, rock, blues, classical, country, punk, soul, electric, funk, disco, techno, pop-rock, house music, dance, orchestra, dubstep, grudge, swing, new wave and so much more.
FAMILY & FRIENDS
Whenever I feel down, I always talk to my family or good friends who I trust. My family and I are close and I love spending time with them and talk about deep stuff.
It makes me feel better when I have someone there to feel comfortable and enjoy life with but also there to listen to and comfort me. Even just spending a little time with them can turn your day from bad to good.
Give it a try. Talk to a good family member or your really good friend and see your happiness spike.
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MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES & AFFIRMATION
Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up! – Ann Bradford
I made a page in my journal that collects a bunch of inspiring quotes and whenever I feel unmotivated or depressed, I read it over and over again until I finally get to my senses.
There are so many quotes out there that suit your taste. You could even print some out and post them on your wall so that way when you wake up you can always start out your day feeling like you’re on top of the world.
Tip: Practising affirmation is one of the best ways to increase your happiness. If you tell yourself that you are happy, then your brain will trick you into thinking that you’re happy.
You can find a bunch of positive affirmations here or tell yourself this quote:
I choose to be happy and grateful. I choose to have positivity flow into my life. I am at peace with my past.
Try out these few tips on how to be happy with yourself. Do you have any times that make you happy?
All I want to say is, I hope you’re having a good day no matter what happens. Try out these tips when you’re feeling down.
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