Being happy nowadays can be a struggle especially in this digital world in which we live. Many people find it impossible to achieve happiness if they don’t feel connected to something. There are many forces that will steer you down a miserable road if you are not careful. Getting to that ‘happy space’ can be more of a hurdle than it may appear as well.
For some, being in a better financial state will bring some sort of joy but for how long? I personally don’t believe that money itself will make a person completely happy so I’m not going to focus on it here. Living in a world of Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and so forth can influence a person’s enjoyment. To reach a threshold, it might be pertinent to recognize some things that could bring a you closer to happiness.
1) Find Inspiration That Works
I’ve found inspiration in many ways online with the popularity of podcasts. There’s so much content available in places like iTunes, Stitcher Radio, SoundCloud, etc. Your mobile device is an awesome little thing just in case you didn’t notice. It allows so much convenience and comfort to listen at any time. Only you know what stimulates and energizes your mind and I’m pretty sure there’s a podcast show that can help you do just that.
Find something that inspires you and listen to it during your leisure time or during workouts. Check out a few shows to find the right one that will capture your attention. Hopefully you will be motivated and ready to take on the next step to some sort of euphoria.
2) Sustaining Great Health
“You look good, you feel good” is something that’s been said many times and is probably true. Getting healthy through diet and exercise can make a lot of people very happy. Putting the proper nourishment in your body especially the right types of food combinations can be beneficial.
Exercising can be one of the most physically demanding things on the human body though the long term effects can be rewarding. Exercising at a very slow pace can produce results that can make you happy. Perhaps maybe a few times a week and 5 minute sessions can be exhilarating in due time. Of course check with your physician before doing any type of physical workout.
There are plenty of diet and exercise videos all over the internet in particularly social media. If you use YouTube, there are countless ‘gurus’ that can show you the way to realize your physical potential. Daily and weekly shows on getting your diet right along with the proper exercise will eventually give some sort of pleasure in a world full of snaps and tweets.
3) Focusing On Positivity
I’ve yet to see an individual reach a point of happiness by being negative. Most people frown upon unfavorable behavior and comments because it usually has zero benefits. We all make mistakes and at some point are seen as dismissive or even critical which is why positivity works best.
Every situation isn’t favorable but keeping a positive attitude will help spark your emotional state. Have you ever read social media posts from people that are always negative about seemingly everything? You know the person that is always so temperamental? Mr. or Ms. ‘anti-positivity’ will always exist but it’s up to you to press the proverbial “unfollow” button and decrease the flow of adverse factors in your life.
4) Loving & Being Honest With Yourself
The road to happiness can be full of peaks and valleys but somewhere along the way loving and being honest with yourself must be at the forefront. Helping others has always been my personal goal but without loving myself then none of that is possible. I don’t think that type of mindset is being arrogant or self-serving in any way. Without honesty there isn’t much room for a conscious but plenty space for denial to cover up the little integrity that you may have left.
5) Maintain Good Relationships
No matter where your time is spent maintaining good relationships is essential to your well-being. When connections are developed and nurtured you may feel a sense of joy because some may become lifelong friendships. I’ve met people online and have developed some amazing business connections from those relationships. The results can be endless with full of enjoyment when these type of alliances can be generated.
6) Staying Stress Free
Being stress free in most environments can lead to happiness and better overall wellness. Our mental health is sometimes overshadowed by many other factors but it’s definitely needed to give us plenty of contentment. It’s so important that we monitor our stress levels so other health issues don’t persist. In most cases a person can stay happy while being stress free but it won’t be easy if you’re not consistent.
7) Get Excited About Life
When you wake up in the morning it’s a win and allows for greatness. Before getting out of bed, some of us grab our mobile device and check social media, email and texts then move on to start our day. Being grateful and in good spirits should set the tone of your entire day. Many things will go on throughout the day but getting excited about the opportunity that can make your life spectacular should be extra motivation.
Other Ways To Reach Happiness In Today’s World?
I’m sure there are plenty of other ways to accomplish your ‘happy space’ in this tech heavy world. There’s no denying that finding joy can be easy for some but extremely difficult for others as well. Getting to that point will obviously be different for everyone. Just keep trying, believe in yourself and understand there’s work to be done while on the journey of happiness.
Originally published at medium.com