There’s no such thing as a cheerful disposition.
Happiness takes work. It’s not something we aspire to be. It’s something we do.
Happiness is an action.
Happy people understand this. They know that when they take the right steps to be happy, they feel happier.
Here are three steps happy people use to boost their happiness.
1. Be Grateful
Happy people know that one of the best way to fend off sadness, jealousy, anger and resentment is to be grateful. Studies show that thinking about or expressing gratitude has numerous benefits including improving physical and mental health, improving self-esteem and improving sleep.
2. Practice Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness meditation sounds complicated. It isn’t. All that’s needed is a few minutes a day and a quiet space. Mindfulness meditation is about training your mind to ignore the noises in your head that make it so difficult to live in the present moment.
3. Stop Complaining
Complaining rarely makes things better and usually makes things worse. Complaining builds up bad things in our minds and re-wires our brains to seek out more things to be unhappy about. Instead, we need to change our situation by advocating. And when we can’t our situation, we need to change our attitude instead.
What about you? What actions do you take to boost your own happiness?