Our homes are an extension of who we are: what we do within the walls of our abodes shapes our mood, affects our productivity, and influences our outlook on life. A great place to start is with this exercise from my new book, Miracles Now Every time you feel your thoughts go into fearful attack mode, say out loud 'Happiness is a choice I make.' Make that your mantra. Sometimes we get stuck in monotonous schedules and our days feel like they merge together into a week that's exactly the same as the last.
Okay, the other lives all had weaknesses so you're probably wondering what the catch is with this one… It's not as immediately pleasurable as The Pleasant Life. Leading a stressful life hinders our efficiency and lessens our ability to live a healthy and happy life.
Sure, but the problem is that we spend so much of our lives on autopilot instead of consciously focusing on doing things that make us happy. Despite that, I rarely felt chronically unhappy about my life in general because I knew that I was working towards changing things for the better, even if those changes happened very slowly.
If you are serious about being ecstatically happy and creating a life you love, your growth should be a priority. By making others happy, you'll feel better about yourself as a person overall. Sometimes the best thing you can do is to sleep on a problem so you can look at it the next day when you're not feeling so emotional.
No one can change your life and make you truly happy except you. 29. Spend an extra five minutes in bed in the morning feeling the sheets on your skin and soaking up the comforty-goodness. When you trust a broken set of habits every day, it's only a matter of time before life gets confusing and complicated.
"Learning how to create positive cycles that automatically make it easier for you and your partner to show up with the best of yourselves is the key to happiness in long-term relationships," Fleming says. I think it's that people gain enough wisdom to stop worrying about how much time they have left and just start enjoying it. In my younger years, I used to be terrified of the concept of dying.
Feeling good about the future is really important for our happiness. Other people can't make you a happy person, but they can make your life a little bit happier or completely miserable. Because this starts inside your head, make sure you consciously decide you're not going to pick a fight with someone or have negative energy toward that person.
It can help you to stop making your happiness dependent on external influences - such as money, tangible assets, people, and how your career progresses. FOCUSING on whether or not a different job, location or more money would make you happier is just an illusion.
Surround yourself with people who take you further as a person, who challenge you, who allow you to thrive in all aspects of life. But it's so worth it. You can escape all the negative thoughts and feelings if you avoid these petty fights. The fact that we tend to commute twice a day at least five days a week makes it unsurprising that the effect would build up over time and make us less and less happy.
Research also shows that people who give (time or money) are happier, he says: Its important that children learn that they are not the center of the universe and that they can have an impact on the world around them.” Volunteer at MOTIVATION a local soup kitchen or shelter, Dr. Haltzman says.
Instead of spending more time doing stuff that feels good, spend more time using your signature strengths and being in flow. Some of the people who make me happy are filthy minded, raucous and quite dark! I live with two older people, who both are not happy… hell one intentionally picks fights and such.