Happiness is the key to success and a healthy lifestyle. However, not many people know where to look for happiness. From a tender age, people are conditioned to aim for the best and seek fulfillment in good jobs, success and fresh achievements that elevate social status. The search for this fulfillment is more likely to make people miserable and unhappy due to pressure and stress. Research carried out among academically prosperous individuals shows that the people were intelligent and successful in their jobs. They make visible social achievements, get work promotions, hefty salaries, bigger and posh homes and fancy holidays. They were also distracted, unfulfilled and unhappy. To demystify the above, below are four tips to help you improve your happiness and general life fulfillment.
1. Be Appreciative
The best way to boost your happiness and relationships is to appreciate what you have. Being appreciative includes not comparing yourself with others. Do not tether happiness to feeling superior to others because you will be frustrated in one way or the other. You may think that you are ahead of your peers, but sooner or later one of your peers will overtake you. The comparison is tempting, and it is used as a motivation to make important life achievements. However, when you compare yourself with others, you dwell on your flaws because you want to be perfect and forget to appreciate what you have achieved. Be kind to yourself, do not compare yourself to others and be appreciative to enjoy a happier life.
2. Boost Your Self-Esteem
Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself, and it determines how you carry yourself around people. The best way to boost your self-esteem is to treat yourself in a positive and honest way. Give yourself the best of everything and remain alert about the things that happen around you. You may not notice when you put yourself down for thinking that you are stupid or not good enough for not passing that job interview. Instead, retain positive energy by telling yourself that you are good enough, and you will get the ideal job. A high self-esteem brings out the best in you including happiness.
3. Take Responsibility
Do not blame others for being unhappy or failing to succeed. Convince yourself that your outcome is in your hands, and you have the ability and power to control your feelings and thoughts. Being in control internally is liberating and makes you feel happier knowing that you can achieve whatever you want. Start by taking control of your health. Eat a balanced diet, be more active and focus on you set goals.
4. Date Yourself
This sounds cliché, but it is the best way to being your happiness journey. Dating yourself means discovering who you are, knowing what makes you happy and being at peace with your inner self. If you focus on loving you, taking care of yourself and respecting your body and thoughts, in the end, you will attract the right people who see and bring out the best in you. You will enjoy genuine happiness while experiencing inner peace.
True happiness, joy and success comes from an inner knowledge that you are a person of integrity and authenticity.