5 Simple Ways to Live a Happier Life
Easier said than done, right?
Happiness is one of those subjective things that everyone wants or tries to be. While happiness is something that is available to everyone, it seems so hard to attain.
It’s about the journey. Not the destination.
Regardless of your version of happiness, living a happier, more fulfilling life is within reach.
We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite ways to live a happier life. Try incorporating these into your weekly routine, or if you’re feeling inspired – do it daily.
1. Find gratitude in your everyday.
One of the best things to do is wake up with a grateful heart. Wake up in a warm, cozy bed? Be thankful you have a roof over your head. Brushing your teeth? Be thankful that you have running water. There are so many little things that we can be grateful for. We get lost in the rush of life and tend to forget to slow down and really be thankful for everything we already have.
2. Connect with nature.
There’s something replenishing in being in nature. Go for a walk, have breakfast outside, or simply take your shoes off and stand in the grass. Nature reminds us that we are all connected and that there is an abundance for anyone and everyone. Sit, admire the beauty, and take it all in.
3. Move your body.
Regular exercise can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Don’t feel pressured to start a rigorous gym program. Start with a simple walk outside. Stretch first thing in the morning. Just start – and you’ll be able to feel and see the differences in your mind, and body.
4. Breathe deeply.
Take long deep breaths whenever you are feeling stressed out. It connects your mind back to your body, so you’re able to quiet your mind. It increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes a state of calmness.
5. Turn off your phone.
In our fast-paced, intense world – sometimes you just need to shut it all off. Turn off the constant notifications, turn off social media, and just be present. Being mindful helps you become more aware of your thoughts and feelings so that, instead of being overwhelmed by them,