For Aristotle, “happiness is a state of activity.” This means that you need to move forward if you’re looking for lifelong satisfaction. You also have to move on even if you just want a few moments of happiness.
Regardless of what you’re doing, it’s not that easy to find happiness. But there are steps that you can take to help you find contentment in your life.
[msg type=success]1. Learn how to express yourself to find true happiness.[/msg]
You can sing, talk to someone you don’t know or raise your hand during a discussion. In a study conducted at Wake Forest University, these factors can improve your feeling of well-being.
People who participated in that study said that they felt happier when they were more outgoing. They also realized that when they’re reserved, they felt less happy.
So, go out more and have fun with your friends and family. Don’t just sit there in front of your computer the whole day.
[msg type=success]2. Concentrate on the positive things so you can find true happiness.[/msg]
According to the studies performed at the University of Pennsylvania’s Psychology Center, people who were so downhearted but started to write three good things that they’ve experienced each day reported to have an improved outlook about their lives.
Get your diary and write down those good things that happened to you every day. It doesn’t matter what they are. What matters most is that you can look into them and may somehow help you build positive vibes.
[msg type=success]3. Value your relationship[/msg]
In another study performed by researchers from the University of Illinois, respondents were asked about how their career, activities and close relationships affected their happiness. The researchers found out that the happiest individuals among the respondents were those who have stable and most contented relationships.
Start valuing your relationship with your family, friends and spouse. These are the true people who can give you true happiness. As they say, money can’t buy you happiness.
[msg type=success]4. Share your wealth[/msg]
It’s not how much your share but it’s about how you share it. Whether you’re giving $5 or $25 to a person who needs it, you’ll find happiness in it. According to the editors of forbes.com who gave money randomly to strangers, they felt much happier at the end of the day compared with those who spend their money on themselves.
Truly, sharing can give happiness not just to the recipient but also to the person who shares.
[panel title=”Did you know?”]Did you know? That it was the US Navy sailors in the 1920s who introduced the phrase “Happy Hour” to describe a period of relaxation when they were in the ship.[/panel][/accordion]