Get happy

What is happiness in one word?

Even in ancient times, the Greek philosopher Aristotle was fascinated by the meaning of happiness and wanted to find out how people achieved it. Happiness is difficult to define because it means something different to each person. No one can fully understand or experience another person’s feelings, and we all have our own particular passions that bring us happiness. . However, while it has many different definitions, it is commonly described as positive emotions and life satisfaction. If we would try to put it In one word, it could be joy, exhilaration, bliss, contentment, enjoyment, satisfaction, fulfillment.

Why is happiness so important?

Experiencing happiness is important to our emotional and physical health.  Happiness helps us eat healthier, be more active and sleep better. This, in turn, helps ward off high blood pressure and accumulation of excess body fat, leading to a reduced risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease.

Happiness is a choice

Many happy people realize happiness is a choice and it’s up to them to intentionally choose it every single day. They are not held hostage by their circumstances and they do not seek happiness in people or possessions. It doesn’t matter how much we have, what we spend, make, drive or wear. It all means nothing if we are not happy within ourselves. One of the biggest reasons for feeling unhappy or sad is that we don’t count our blessings when we wake up every day. Rather, we focus on the things we lack and believe that our happiness is solely dependent on achieving the next big thing. But to be truly happy, you don’t need other people or material things. True happiness is enjoying our own company and living in peace and harmony with our body, mind and soul.

Do we live our lives, or do we simply exist?

Although the world is becoming more connected and distances are almost irrelevant, we sometimes feel more and more isolated, scared and overwhelmed by the challenges we have had to face in light of recent global events. No matter how hard we try, it can sometimes be difficult to feel happy. Unfortunately, stress and anxiety are so present in our daily lives and often prevent us from enjoying life the way we once did or would like to do. Life is always changing, and it doesn’t mean it’s perfect. It’s important to remember that stress and happiness are not mutually exclusive and that we can find ways to manage our stress while finding joy.

For yourself and for your relationships

Only when we begin to recognize what makes us happy or feels good can we begin to grow and open up other possibilities. We can start living in the moment. We can focus on areas in our lives where we can make positive changes for ourselves but also for others in creating loving relationships. It is not for nothing that strong social contacts are one of the most important contributors to enduring happiness for most people. These people devote a great amount of time to their family, friends, and colleagues. They nurture and enjoy those relationships.

We can start to find the paths to lasting happiness within our own lives  by choosing to be grateful, to be kind, to make time for what we love, to stay positive, to slow down, to exercise more, and seek inner growth but also to eliminate and set boundaries on any toxic relationship in our life — all these are habits within our control.

Here are some tips how to start to improve your mood and increase happiness:

1. Exercise

Exercise is a great way to relieve stress, clear your mind, and boost your mood. Whether it’s a brisk walk around the neighborhood or a yoga class, physical activity can help you relax and find some peace.

2. Make time for yourself

Sometimes it can be difficult to make time for yourself, but it is important for your well-being to find that time every day, whether it’s reading a book, going for a walk, or just a few moments of rest.

3. Spending time with friends and family

Time spent with friends and family can help reduce stress and increase happiness. You don’t have to do anything extravagant—just taking the time to talk and laugh can be enough to make you feel better.

4. Get a good night’s sleep

Getting enough sleep is essential to managing stress and feeling happy. Make sure you get at least seven to eight hours of sleep a night and try to stick to a regular sleep schedule.

5. Avoid high-stress situations

Avoiding high-stress situations can sometimes be difficult, but it’s important to do it when you can. Stressful activities can increase your anxiety and decrease your happiness.

6. Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a great way to reduce stress and increase happiness. Taking a few moments to focus on your breathing and being in the present moment can help clear your mind and find peace. By taking the time to manage your stress and focusing on happiness, you can live a more fulfilling and joyful life.

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