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Upgrade your happiness with these useful habits
I know exactly how you feel.
I can tell that you want to live a happier life. The one you deserve. But for one reason or another, you don’t know where to begin.
You’ve probably read thousands of self-improvement articles. But most of the advice was complicated and didn’t work. Or perhaps someone told you to have unrealistic goals. But when you tried to make your dreams a reality, nothing worked, and you found yourself stuck at square one.
It sucks. I’ve been in the same position and know how you feel. That’s why I want to share several habits that drastically improved my life. Hopefully, they’ll do the same for you, too.
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Turn Off Your Phone During Conversations
This should be obvious. But if you’re checking your phone during a conversation, the other person may think you don’t care.
That’s why it’s important to turn off your phone. When you show genuine interest in other people, it’s much easier for them to reciprocate.
Do Something That Makes You Smile
Go somewhere nice. Watch a movie with your spouse. Listen to some music or cook a yummy meal.
Living a happy life doesn’t need to be complicated. It’s often the little things that have the biggest impact.
Read For 10 Minutes A Day
You probably spend more than ten minutes pooping in the bathroom.
Consider listening to an audiobook whenever you need to poop. And since you can download audiobooks for free on Libby via your local library, it’s easy to read more books!
Schedule Time For Self-Care
You probably have a busy schedule. Work, family, and your career often take up a large percentage of the day. So, it’s easy to feel like you don’t have enough time to relax.
Schedule time for self-care by finding half an hour in your daily routine to relax. Hop in the bath. Play some video games. Listen to a podcast. Basically, do anything that encourages rest & relaxation.
Let me tell you something important. When you’re honest with other people, they tend to reciprocate. After all, it’s much better to build relationships on trust instead of lies.
Every day, I stay true to my word and follow through on promises I make to other people. I also avoid telling lies — even when the situation is uncomfortable. Because like Warren Buffett once said, “Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people.”
Write In A Journal
Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, and Marie Curie wrote in journals. So did Benjamin Franklin, a Founding Father of the United States.
My rationale for journaling is simple. When negative ideas are written on a page, they’re no longer trapped in my head. And obviously, that speeds up the process of tackling adversity and finding solutions to problems.
Drink More Water
I strategically place bottles of water around my apartment. It might seem crazy. However, I always have a bottle of water nearby. And that simple fact encourages me to stay hydrated.
According to Healthline, drinking a sufficient amount of water is important. Staying hydrated can also relieve headaches, boost energy levels, and maximize physical performance.
Smile At Strangers
“Be the reason someone smiles,” said Roy Bennett. “Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness of people.”
The University of Wisconsin compares smiling at strangers to a ripple effect. “Like when a pebble drops into the water causing ripples — our words, actions and feelings affect those around us, who in turn affect individuals who come into contact with them, and so on.”
If you see someone crying, smile. And if they seem open to the possibility, have a short conversation. It’ll probably brighten their mood and help them to feel less alone.
Go For A Short Walk
I get it. You have kids, a 9–5, and don’t have enough time in your schedule to go for a long walk. That’s okay. Nobody’s telling you to go on a long hike up a mountain.
Instead, go for a short walk around your local neighborhood. And if that’s too difficult, step outside and breathe some fresh air for several minutes. Quoting the CDC:
“Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Being physically active can improve your brain health, help manage weight, reduce the risk of disease, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve your ability to do everyday activities.”
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Be A Good Person
What does that mean? To me, the answer is simple…
Being a good person means treating others how you want to be treated. It also means having patience, respect, and empathy for other people. There’s a beautiful quote in the Bible that sums up what I’m saying. It goes like this:
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (Corinthians 13:4–7).
CONTRIBUTED BY Matt Lillywhite
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