5 Simple Ways to Stimulate Inner Happiness
If I could capture happiness and put it in a bottle, it would be priceless. Do you know why? Happiness is like gold dust these days. When I walk around and look at most people’s faces, I see sadness, anger, unhappiness, frustration and misery.
I get the impression that happiness is an emotion that’s unreachable. And so, the opposite takes over.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m aware that life is tough. You’re surrounded by buckets of problems which affects your mental state, health, finances, relationships, careers, safety and more. Of course, none of us is exempt from problems. But drowning in self-pity will age you prematurely and affect your well-being.
So, what can you do to make life more enjoyable? How can you pump some zing into your day? How do you put bounce into your step?
“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” ~ Mother Theresa
Make a conscious decision to choose happiness. Wrench yourself out of the black hole of despair.
Stimulate inner happiness. It’s an active choice you have to make.
I don’t know about you, but I dislike looking at my downcast face in the mirror. I don’t want to see a frowning reflection staring back at me.
So, let’s get the happy party started. It’s time to push grimness out the way and embrace inner happiness.
- Start your morning in a positive mood
First, it helps if you get a good night’s sleep. You’ll wake up feeling refreshed, not stressed and tired. Next, start the morning with a positive mindset and set the mood for the rest of the day.
Reading a motivational quote, devotional, inspirational poem or praying will keep negative thoughts away.
- Hang out with happy folks
Do you have friends that are naturally happy? Their happiness will infect you with a feel-good bug. According to studies of 5000 people carried out over 20 years, one person’s happiness triggers a chain reaction of happiness among friends. The next time you want a dose of happiness, go hang out with your happy friends. Happiness travels through networks and rubs off on everyone within the group. Have you noticed how popular happy people are? Everyone craves their company. They cheer you up and make you laugh.
- Avoid toxic people
Toxic people will damage your well-being. They’re energy suckers and will easily drag down your mood. They focus on the dark side of life and see negatives instead of positives. Not only that, they’re usually loaded with anger, bitterness and resentment, unable to let go of past hurt.
Their critical attitude can cut like a knife. Instead of supporting you they resent your success, bombard you with constant nagging, gossip about you and compete with you. They obstruct your happiness. Because they’re not happy, they don’t want you happy. Choose your circle of friends wisely.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” ~ Jim Rohn
- Have lots of gratitude parties
There’s something miraculous about gratitude. It triggers a wave of high emotional vibration. And opens up your mind to see all the wonderful things you have in life. Why not start a gratitude journal and write a couple of things you’re grateful for every day.
When you give thanks for what you have, contentment kicks in. What is more, counting your blessings makes you happy and change your mentality. Have you heard about the man who cried because he had no shoes? Then, he met a man who had no feet.
- Make other people happy
Giving makes you happy. Don’t you love it when you give presents and the other person’s face light up with happiness? It makes you feel good and happiness bubbles up from within. I had a friend who gave money to those in need. She enjoyed helping because it made her happy. And she never went without. She always received money from different sources.
Some of the happiest people are those who serve others. Mother Theresa was a prime example.
“Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.” ~ Mother Theresa
Stimulating inner happiness takes a little effort on your part. But, I think it’s worth it. Don’t you? You will reap bags of benefits such as reduced stress levels, improved heart health, stronger immune system and have fewer aches and pains. I’m up for some happiness. Are you?
Over to you…
Are you a naturally happy? If not, what do you do to boost inner happiness? Please share your thoughts in the comments box below.