Monday Mojo for Caregivers – 7 Rules for Making More Happiness
Hello and welcome to Monday Mojo for Caregivers. Happiness is not only one of the most positive emotions we can experience, but being happy is also the key to a fulfilled, healthy life. While some factors that affect happiness might be outside of our control (such as genetics or certain life circumstances), there are always actions we can take to amp up our own happiness. To be more satisfied with life and feel altogether better, try introducing any of these practices into your life.
Here are the 7 rules to making more happiness in your life:
Think deeply grateful thoughts for the things you have. This is a very effective way to achieve happiness. If you feel grateful for the things you have, you appreciate what you have and feel more satisfied with your life.
This means accept and embrace your habits, your personality, the way you look, your voice, and most importantly ‘You’. Try to be comfortable in your own skin and subconsciously communicate that to others.
Treat Your Body Right
Researchers have found that exercise, healthy diets, and regular sleep are key factors in growing more happy and staying that way.
Stay Close to Friends and Family
Social time is highly valuable when it comes to improving our happiness, even for introverts. Several studies have found that time spent with friends and family makes a big difference to how happy we feel.
Be Compassionate and Help Other
Compassion is all about doing something kind for someone in need, or someone less privileged than yourself. After helping someone, the gratefulness, smiles, and cheer you receive will make you feel a lot happier.
You could say forgiveness literally heals the heart. While it is unknown how forgiveness directly affects your heart, the study suggests that it may lower the perception of stress.
Find Happiness in the Work You Do
Realize that you are involved in making someone’s life better! Find happiness in the fact that you are helping to make this world a better place. You are a role model. Take pride in that!