Sometimes we wonder why we don’t seem as happy as the person next to us? We might think that we are on the other side of life. Some enjoy the party, while we feel we’re not even invited; maybe we seemingly have everything we could want materialistically but still can’t quite feel that elusive internal contentment?
Maybe we wish we had more, are not satisfied with our current life circumstances and believe that if we get that perfect job, we can then be happy. Or maybe we’ve lost love and still looking for the right one to feel that our life is complete.
Regardless of our life’s circumstances, it is still possible to find our internal happiness. There are easy ways we can regularly follow to unlock our inner happiness.
Eat more healthy food and do regular exercise
We often forget to eat and then grab the quickest snack available without thinking of the impending effects of unhealthy eating. Acknowledge the range of your food choices, from fruits, meat and vegetables, will boost you with the necessary vitamins, nutrients, and minerals to give you full energise throughout your day; this significantly impacts your overall mood.
Along with healthy eating comes regular exercise. It doesn’t need to be strenuous, just stretching to increase mood positivity hormones, do it for 20 to 30 minutes each day.
Pamper yourself, occasionally
If you feel the need to go to a salon, go shopping or stay at home and watch your favourite film or listen to music all day long. Pamper yourself on whatever activities that you will feel rewarded for.
Part of relaxing is disconnecting from social media and focusing on reconnecting with your loved ones or friends, whom you lost in connection during your busy days, updating on your social media accounts. The new way to relax is to disconnect once in a while and reconnect with the people, things, and places you have missed doing.
Travel and explore
Breathe fresh air while appreciating the lovely surroundings; you are one in nature. Enjoy the scenery of walking on the beach, trekking, or fishing. Allow yourself to relax and cherish things without overthinking other office work.
Start a hobby and declutter for New Year
Be creative, and speaking of creativity, you can express it through writing a journal, trying blogging or even vlogging. There are limitless ideas you can try for a hobby and exploring the skills you’ve got, and before starting a new one, you need to declutter your space completely; you may choose to donate or recycle the things you don’t need. A clutter-free space invites a clutter-free mind too.
We can follow different tips to find happiness, but absolute pleasure starts from embracing and appreciating the simple beauty. You deserve to find your internal happiness by rebuilding, reconnecting and reestablishing the targets you thought you couldn’t accomplish this year.
Rona dela Rosa is the editor of Psychreg. She is an associate professor at the Polytechnic College of the City of Meycauyan.