• surbhi chadha

5 Secrets of Happiness

Everyone wants to live a happy life but there are many hurdles that forbid them to live happily. Happiness is basically inner contentment which is reflected on one’s face.

Do you, like many people, have a list of things you think you need to do in order to be truly happy? People chase happiness through success, name, fame, wealth, power and so on. But are all these really keys to success?

When it comes to eternal happiness, it’s a big NO... Humans easily adapt themselves to new circumstances and today’s exciting news becomes the new normal for them after some time.

But is becoming happier even possible? These 5 tips can show you how to get more joy and satisfaction out of life.

1. Celebrate the small things in your life:

Do you take time every day to enjoy small things in life? Most people don't and especially not at the time they happen— only in retrospect. When you neglect the little things, you miss out on enjoying a considerable swath of your life. The ability to appreciate small things can upgrade your life.

2. Pick Up a Hobby:

One study showed that people who engage in hobbies enjoy better moods, feel more interested and have less stress and lower heart rates: even hours after recreation time.

Hobbies allow you to destress yourself while remaining mentally productive. Enjoying a few hours of your hobby can give you immense happiness.

3. Meet Friends:

Good friends are considered a blessing. They help you celebrate good times and provide support during bad times. Friends can link us to broader social networks and help enrich our lives. At the end of the day, a friend can be an emotional oasis which makes all the difference.

4. Learn to Forgive:

Those who embark on the journey of forgiveness know the key to happiness. When we begin to practice forgiveness, the world becomes a better place to live. Forgiveness is essential to release fear and live in peace. It creates a life of love and happiness. Remember, forgiveness benefits you a lot more than it benefits the person you forgive.

5. Find ‘Me Time’:

Are you so busy that you don't have the bandwidth to think about your own needs? Maybe you are juggling childcare, eldercare, pet care, or other family commitments. You may be just caught up in the regular life tasks of paying bills, keeping a clean house, and managing the day-to-day.

Just relax and realise the world doesn't rest completely on your shoulders. Many times the people around you could help more if you simply asked and spread out the responsibilities both professionally and personally. Take a pause and find time for yourself with the things you love as the responsibilities at home and at work never end. Take a break and find time for yourself. Pamper yourself and this will give you happiness.