As you get picked up by your luxury chauffeur, you can’t help but wonder why you don’t feel happier in life. You have the money, the dream job, and the perfect house. What’s missing? Contrary to what society says, happiness doesn’t come from external things, so it makes sense as to why you might not feel it.
Fret not, though. We’re offering 6 ways to live a happier and more fulfilled life. Take a deep breath, and let’s get into it.
Build Deeper Connections
Life is too short to waste on shallow, toxic, or meaningless relationships. One of the ways to feel happier and more fulfilled with life is to ensure that you have strong and deep connections with others and that you nourish these relationships every day. Along with building and seeking genuine relationships, it’s crucial that you cut out toxic relationships in your life which will inevitably hold you back from your potential for happiness.
Embrace the Little Things
The smell of fresh rain, the first blooms of Spring, the singing of birds – don’t let any of it pass you by without noticing first. All too often, we are so consumed with work or errands, that we don’t take a moment to appreciate all the beauty that’s around us. If you want to feel happier, all you have to do is step outside and appreciate the little things in life.
Slow Things Down
We’re always in a rush to get somewhere other than where we are. Life can easily pass us by this way, and before we know it – years have passed and we realize that we missed so much. Try not to use life as a means to an end. Instead, appreciate the steps that you take each day. There’s no rush to being alive.
Don’t Take Anything Personally
Don Miguel Ruiz wrote a fantastic book about how to live a more fulfilled life called, The Four Agreements. In it, he discusses the importance of not taking anything seriously. So often, people’s opinions, judgments, or thoughts about us are projections. When we take them seriously, we lose our sense of self and our sense of worth. Don’t waste your life worrying about what others think, instead focus on all the good that’s within you.
Learn From Setbacks
If you’re wanting to live a happy and fulfilled life, you must work on not getting discouraged by any setbacks you encounter along the way. Challenges are the catalyst for growth, and it’s important to always keep them in mind. Instead of letting setbacks discourage you, use them to your advantage by seeing the lesson in them.
Our minds and our bodies need frequent attention and nourishment. This is why it’s so important that we don’t neglect them by overconsuming, overthinking, or forgetting about them entirely. Our body and mind will be with us forever, and we only get one. Self-care is essential for a happy, healthy, and fulfilled life.
Self-care practices you should incorporate into your daily life:
- Mindfulness meditation or yoga
- Drinking enough water
- Proper hygiene
- Regular exercise
- Quality time with friends
- Exploring your creativity