Friday, July 30, 2010

postheadericon The seven steps to a happier life

Happiness is a state of well-being characterized by our emotions. It is the single most sought after thing in all of our lives and many people are willing do astonishing things to achieve it. So how exactly does someone become happy?

Love and appreciate every good thing that you have
How is someone supposed to be happy if they can’t first appreciate what they have? On a regular basis, remind yourself about all the good things you have. Whenever you feel enjoyment, appreciate it.
Find a hobby
Find something that you enjoy and that you can do on a regular basis. Try and do it often enough to constantly have something to look forward to, however, not so often that you lose interest.
Set some goals
Think about where you want to be in the future and decide on some goals that will help get you there. Break larger goals down into smaller and more manageable tasks. Do something EVERYDAY that will help move you closer to completing your goals.
Smile and you will make others smile. Studies have shown that when you are smiled at, your body undergoes unconscious psychological changes that have many mental and physical health benefits.
Do something good for someone every day without expecting anything in return
By making others happy, you will naturally tend to embrace their happiness. Go out of your way to make someone’s day. One day, those people will return the favor.
Be forgiving
Forgiveness is one of the greatest functions in a relationship. Always forgive EVERYONE no matter the offence. You will live a much happier life without anger and hatred.
Love yourself
It is physically impossible to be happy without loving yourself. The more you love yourself, the happier you will become however, don’t load yourself with too much ego. Before you can truly love yourself, you must accept your true self and appreciate all your gifts.