Four tips to help you find happiness within yourself

Apr 6, 2021 | Encouragement

Happiness is a goal that we constantly pursue in life. We want to be happy because it feels good, but many times, happiness feels hard to achieve. If you wish you were more happy or more satisfied in life, there may be a few changes you need to make.

What makes one happy ultimately varies from person to person, but we’re all human beings and have similar needs, so hopefully these four tips can help you learn how to find happiness within yourself.

1. Improve your diet

In thought, we often separate the mind from the body. However, the mind is very much a part of the body, and it needs the right fuel to function properly. Eating fresh fruits, vegetables and lean proteins helps supply your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs to function. Fatty foods and sugary foods can deplete your energy, leaving you feeling sluggish instead of energized and happy.

2. Get active

Physical activities, such as an exercise routine or going for a hike, cause your body to release endorphins. These are chemicals your body produces that create a natural feeling of happiness or pleasure. Getting 20 to 30 minutes of exercise every day can release endorphins that can help you keep your spirits high.

3. Give yourself a break

We mean this both literally and metaphorically. 

If you push yourself too hard and never give yourself any free time for rest or leisure activities, you may come to resent the very thing you are striving to achieve, or may even resent yourself. 

Take a break regularly to rest and enjoy life.

4. Step away from social media

Your idea of relaxing might include getting on social media and scrolling mindlessly through various feeds for hours. Instead of being restful, this can actually be stressful. On social media, we often see others living their best lives. When you’re trying to rest and find happiness, the last thing you need to be doing is comparing yourself to others. Take this time to focus on yourself and improve your own well-being.

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