How can we create our own happiness? People sometimes walk around so unhappy with themselves and what they do with their lives. I have been doing some reading and research and came up with five little ways to start finding happiness in your life.
1. Find meaning in your work.
We spend several hours working everyday yet we filled unfulfilled by these hours. To change this we must focus on how to make a difference and make sure our interactions with our co-works are meaningful. Many people are not passionate about what they do for work but only view it as a means of income.
Studies have shown“contributing to the health of patients and the smooth functioning of the hospital” — were happier than hospital workers who performed the very same tasks but didn’t see meaning. According to Ben-Shahar, there’s been similar findings with engineers, restaurant workers and hairdressers.
2. Be positive.
Choose to find the positive out of a situation instead of the negative. As humans we tend to dwell on the negative aspects of situations and life. Even in a messed up situation looking for the positive aspect no matter how small can really help in your happy bank.
3. Use “pleasure boosters” in your day.
4. Embrace silence.
5. Don’t dwell in difficult situations…See the challenge.