Being happy all the time is a difficult job. Most of our lives are spent in the state of unstable equilibrium and we tend to fall off this wagon more times than we would like. Everyone has been “down in the dumps” at some time in their lives. Heck we have been upset and cried ourselves out more times than we care to admit, even to ourselves but we have tackled all these problems head on and have moved on. Here’s what we tend to do when we are feeling blue:
1. Listening to Music:
Listening to soothing music calms our nerves, lift our spirits and keeps us happy. Sometimes we understand the emotions of music without actually feeling them. We don’t really feel any danger or threat from listening to music unlike real life situations, so we can perceive the emotion without really feeling them.
2.Watching our Favourite movie or TV series:
Watching your favourite movies or TV series can help loads in reducing stress and lifting your moods. Because when you are watching it relaxes your brain and you don’t have to think about anything while watching. There is a reason we have evergreen movies which we enjoy all the time. They come to our rescue when we need them the most.
3. Reading books:
Reading books helps us escape into a world which is entirely our own: our happy world. People who read can empathize with the problems faced in general. Moreover, reading has been shown to put our brains into a pleasurable trance-like state, similar to meditation, and it brings the same health benefits of deep relaxation and inner calm.
4. Eating Food:
We have all turned to food eventually after a hard day or when we are down hearted, especially when it is a bucket of yummy, frozen ice-cream. We won’t say no to a sizzling plate of spicy chicken-wings either. We might as well accept that food=happiness.
Art is a creative way to be happy. Painting, singing, etc keeps us occupied. As a result we don’t get time to brood over our problems and eventually we move on. We use the benefits of art to express our creative side and drawing skills to reduce stress and get in touch with our feelings.
6. Physical Exercise:
Being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from daily worries. Regular exercise can increase self-confidence and it can lower the symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety. Exercise in all forms like playing sports or working out increases your overall health and your sense of well-being, which puts more pep in your step every day.
7. Stay Alone for a while:
Spending time alone helps us prioritise our actions. Getting in touch with nature, feeling the wind in your hair surely makes us feel alive. Going for a walk in the morning or evening and listening to the sounds of nature keeps us sane.
8. Think Positive:
Positive thinking is a mental and emotional attitude that focuses on the bright side of life and expects positive results. A positive person anticipates happiness, health and success, and believes he or she can overcome any obstacle and difficulty. You can do a no of stuffs like list all the things you have to be happy about. You can also remember all the happy memories with your friends and family.
Travel is good for lots of things, but it can also increase mental well-being – and not just in the short-term. Travelling can make you a happier person by building self-confidence, providing new experiences and memories, breaking routine and allowing you to meet people from all over the world. Even taking a ride around the city helps.
10. Talk to friends and family:
And the most important and easiest way to be happy is to surround ourselves with people who care about us and love us. Hanging out with friends and just listening to their banter is enough to forget our anxieties. Moreover they give constructive feedback which will eventually help you.
Because Happy people = Happy life