4 easy ways to spark joy and be happy
How can we make ourselves feel happy everyday? Some things in life ARE really free – like Happiness – it’s there and we just need to embrace it.
We all can bring joy (back) into our lives, and the lives of the people around us. For some, happiness seems like a distance away after living through a traumatic experience, losing a loved one… or even feeling bored and unhappy on a daily basis due to work or relationship.
You may surround yourself with many friends, but only few will remain in your inner circle and you are careful in showing your emotions. You are wise, someone who sets high personal standard and don’t trust anyone easily. You are friendly but others may find it hard to read your true thoughts.
Life is about making choices and the truth is, we ARE free to choose to be happy each and every day. Happiness is contagious – when we feel happy, we bring the same joy to others. Here are the four simple ways to happiness.
I believe I can fly….
It’s time to dream. Treat yourself to a little bit of ‘me’ time – just to dream and imagine about the wonderful things that you wished for, hoped for or even recalling things, places, people, experiences that you’ve touched, felt, seen, smelled and tasted before. The ones that brought a smile to your face.
“No time,” you said? – that is simply denying yourself of happiness because you DO have the time: when you are on the train, commuting back and forth from work, waiting in line for something, having a shower, at lunch breaks, or as you close your eyes for the night’s slumber – all you have to do is…just fly…
Let yourself go and be happy!
It’s good to connect with people, but let’s take it up a notch. The trick is to connect with right people who experience joy themselves. It’s a simple law of attraction. Surrounding yourself with other joy seekers will pull joy into your own life.
Pay it forward
Do something good, something nice or give a helping hand to someone else. Why do people do volunteer work? They are not just helping others, but also to help themselves feel a sense of purpose and bringing pleasure to other people and witnessing their joy has wonderful boomerang effect on us.
No more limiting beliefs
Banish those negative, limiting beliefs. Be the kind of person who sees the glass half full, rather than half empty. Stop yourself from reliving bad memories, telling yourself “I can’t do this” or seeing all ‘cons’ in everything – but instead, focus on all the ‘pros’. At the end of the day, only you and you alone are responsible for bringing joy into your life. Don’t create a dark, gloomy world for yourself because no one can else take you out of it.
Make your choice today and change how you feel, and it will change your life. So, have you decided how you want to feel today?
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By Kit Sani Barrett, principal consultant & trainer at ImageXchange. She contributes various articles relating to beauty, style, business, home & lifestyle.