5 Steps to Becoming a Happier You
For most of us, being happy is probably one of the most important things we want out of life. Think about it — who doesn’t want to be happier?!
While there are lots of factors that contribute to your happiness and we ALL have views of what happiness is, there are some general things you can do to help yourself achieve it. If you want to become a happier person, these steps can help you on your way to a more positive life.
Try these 5 steps and be on your way to becoming a happier you!
1. Learn to say no
It can be hard to say no to someone, especially someone you care for. I get it! That being said, you are also responsible for caring for yourself. Remember, if you’re close to burning out because you’re always trying to help everyone else, caring for YOU becomes harder.
It might feel tough to say no to people, particularly in the beginning. As you begin to focus on making your needs a priority, it becomes easier to say no when you want to!
2. Let go of comparisons
Everyone has different strengths! Comparing yourself to someone else, such as saying, “I’m doing the same training but not seeing the same results as her” creates self-doubt. Remember that everyone has their own strengths and differences, and everyone’s journey is different.
Next time you are about to compare yourself, think of something you’re good at or something you’ve recently achieved. This can help you embrace a more positive mindset!
3. Look for the positives
Even on days when you feel like lots of things have gone wrong, there will be something you can be thankful for. Look for the positives in every day, start appreciating them and you’ll soon notice your mindset changing and becoming happier.
4. Educate yourself on areas you want to improve
I’m sure you ladies know that I believe education is incredibly important! Self-education can help you to feel happier because it increases your confidence.
That doesn’t mean you have to begin studying (unless you want to, of course!). Do your own research, sign up for a short class or ask someone to teach you. Learning a new skill or understanding something of interest can be a great boost to your self-esteem.
5. Do things you love
It’s so obvious, isn’t it? When you do things you enjoy, you feel happier! If you love reading, try to read more. Do you love taking a walk at sunset? Make that your me-time and keep that time free when you can to enjoy the sunset! Do things that help to recharge your mental batteries and you’ll find that stress and other pressures can start to melt away. Small actions like these can make a big difference to your happiness level!
Now you’re on your way to becoming a happier you!
While these steps are no ‘quick-fix’ for finding happiness, you ladies should already know that I don’t believe in quick fixes! We each have our own experiences and complicating factors that can affect how happy we feel. Hopefully these steps can help you to channel your energy into positive steps that will lead you to becoming happier.
* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.