Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused on the positive and feel happy with yourself and your life. While some may define success as their job title, how much money they make, or how many possessions they own, the true measure of happiness is your own personal success. It doesn’t have anything to do with the external factors in life, it comes from witnessing your own growth and finding meaning and purpose with your life.
Need a little help with re-focusing on you? We put together 3 tips to help you get back on track with feeling satisfied and fulfilled with the life you have right now.
Helping others helps us to feel more connected to the world and to humanity. It increases our compassion for people’s unique experiences. If you’re able to open your heart and offer aid to those in need, it will change your perspective on life. If you don’t have the time at the moment to partake in charity work, there’s still plenty you can do. Smile at a stranger on the street, buy a cup of coffee for the person behind you in line, or give a compliment to a co-worker. By putting positivity into the world, you’ll soon notice that it will find its way back to you with a friendly nod when you need it most.
Live In The Moment
We live in a world where it is difficult to slow down and smell the roses. If you’re able to truly focus on the moment, you’ll notice that your anxiety and frustration levels lower, and your productivity and happiness levels increase. When you’re spending time with friends, family, or your significant other – just put your phone down, make eye contact, and be fully present in the moment. Not only will your stress levels decrease, but those around you will appreciate your full attention and you’ll feel more connected to those that matter the most to you.
Have you ever heard the saying, if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you? Push yourself out of your comfort zone. The only way to grow is to continually push yourself to do new things, embrace new ideas, and stay hungry for knowledge. If something scares you, it could be a good thing. For example, have you ever taken a solo trip? Gone to a new location totally on your own? Sounds scary right? It is, but it also will challenge you to learn more about yourself and what you want from life. There’s no price tag on self-awareness. Knowing exactly who you are and what you want from life are very rare – and fulfilling things.
You can’t look for happiness outside yourself. Happiness starts with you. Stop expecting and start appreciating. Living life in the moment, challenging yourself to grow, and helping others will create a solid and positive foundation. The only way to get started, is to start. Time will pass regardless. Start today, and you’ll be one step closer to a new you.
How do you stay positive and feel happy even when life has you down? What do you do to keep a smile on your face? We’d love to hear how you feel happy with your life in our comment section below!Published in