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Ten ways to a happier life

Happiness comes insides us when we feel complete with ourselves and our accomplishments. We don’t have to constantly chase big pleasures but be satisfied with small things in our everyday routine. This is happiness. However, starting from this point there are some factors that can lead us to a happier life.

  1. Stay close to people
    Obviously, it is very hard living alone without any close friends or relatives. This situation can lead to unhappiness. Relationships are very important to someone’s life and contribute to a happier living. People who have strong bonds with family or relatives and try to maintain them are happier, healthier and tend to live for many years. So it is worth trying to strengthen your relationships or create new connections by broadening your social cycle.
  2. Help others
    Helping and caring for other people is a great factor contributing to our happiness. Spending some of your free time doing things for others makes you happier. Great joy and pleasure comes when completing something good for someone else. Also, you can help someone by giving your ideas or advises for solving a problem. Doing good builds a happier society for everyone. In the end our children will receive from us a better society to live.

  3. Care for your physical health
    It is worth spending some time in the mornings for a little exercise. Not only keeps your body alive but also helps your mind be more productive. If you don’t have much free time you can just walk for some minutes at a park near you. Furthermore, it is essential to keep a healthy diet, get some rest during the day and try to sleep well at nights.
  4. Set goals
    Setting new goals, even small ones, motivates you to face each day with enthusiasm. Keep in mind that these goals have to be achievable. Otherwise, you will suffer from anxiety and you will be definitely unhappy. Setting realistic goals and accomplishing them gives you joy, courage and satisfaction. All these feelings contribute to a happier life.

  5. Pay more attention to the world around you
    Just stop hurrying and enjoy every minute. Pay attention to the way you eat, to the way you walk while going to office or to the way you approach others or other people approach you. Try to stay focus to your movements, to your words or feelings. Stop acting in a rush. Try to get more of your day.
  6. Be a positive thinker
    It is very helpful for our psychology to have a positive approach in life. Focus on the good things of your everyday routine and let the bad ones behind. It is always motivating taking into consideration the glass half full rather than half empty.

  7. Keep learning new things
    New ideas are always welcome. So, if you need new ideas in your life or if you want to propose new ideas to your friends to improve their lives don’t stop learning new things in order to keep your life interesting. For example, you can read books, become a member of a club, play a new sport etc. All these will help you to broaden your mind, feel useful and boost your self-confidence.
  8. Learn to be resilient
    All of us go through some hard times in life. It is inevitable. However, the good thing is that we can choose our own attitude to what happens. Learning to be resilient and bounce back after a difficult situation can keep you in the road of happiness.

  9. Accept yourself as you are
    It has no meaning trying to compare yourself with someone else. Everyone is unique and of course no one is perfect. Learn to accept your bad times and your disadvantages. Be kind to yourself when things go wrong.
  10. Find meaning and purpose in life
    People who have meaning and purpose in their lives tend to be happier. If you wonder where to find meaning and purpose just look around you. Being a parent, doing a job or being a member of a non governmental organization can give you a purpose in life.

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Maria Gourtsilidou
Maria Gourtsilidou is Senior Editor of Research and Data Analytics at the CEOWORLD magazine. She is responsible for driving thought leadership, using data analytics to showcase the company’s products and services, and fostering knowledge sharing between CEOWORLD magazine and client organizations. She studied Public Administration (Economics Of The Public Sector) in Greece and holds a Bachelor’s in Public Administration from the Panteion University of Political & Social Studies. Follow Maria Gourtsilidou on Twitter. Write at