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Five Steps to Happiness

Happiness is a relative and subjective term. Maybe we don't even realize when we find it. Happiness is embodied in every experience or thing that gives us satisfaction, joy, contentment or love. Everyone has his own tools of measuring happiness according to their emotions.


We know that happiness is hard to find, but before giving up in your search you can try little tricks that can change your life in a good way. Here are five steps to follow to achieve emotional happiness and a stress free life.

1. Think positive and laugh
Positive thinking helps us have in view situations we would like to experience. In order to preserve your energy, you should stop thinking negatively. Learn how to deal with your problems. You just broke-up with your boyfriend or you suspect he's cheating on you! You'd better talk to him and set things straight, instead of crying all night until you fall asleep.

The resources you are wasting on crying, you could use them in a more creative way, like sew, paint, sing or take photographs or simply, at work.
It is said that laughter is the best cure, because it releases endorphins, which fight stress, help you relax and give you a positive sight upon life. So laugh and stop thinking about those things that make you feel stressed.

2. Relax
It is well known fact that the best way to stay healthy and happy is to learn how to relax. Whenever you have a break, like between two meetings, take advantage of it and relax. Listen to a song you like or simply think to the last beautiful thing that happened to you. You'll see that this easy exercise will help you maintain a good mental state, even in situations with a high fatigue and stress level. When you feel that the stress level raises, find a place that makes you relax and keep your mind off of negative thoughts and emotions.


3. Try something new
Enjoy new things, even if it's about an experience or just a pair of shoes you've bought, this is a challenge for your mind. Watch a movie and try not to read the translation. The fact that you are constantly learning something new keeps your mind active and this gives you energy and keeps you motivated.

Start learning a new instrument, take an unusual course, learn different languages, such as Japanese, French, or start practicing a sport.
Studies have shown that people who are engaged in a variety of experiences retain positive emotions easier and minimize negative ones.


4. Listen to music
Music can relax the body. It activates parts of the brain that can induce happiness by releasing endorphins. Listen to your favorite music everywhere : at home, in the car, at the office, when you're walking.

Melotherapy (music therapy) has been invented for a reason, and music will help you relax and face stress better. And without any doubt, you'll become more efficient.
Try this and you'll see that those difficult projects you have to finalize will suddenly look much easier.


5. Practice meditation and breathing exercises
In the evening, before you go to sleep, try doing a few breathing exercises. Open the window, lay down in bed relaxing and removing all thoughts and emotions from your mind. Concentrating on your breathing, inhale and exhale slowly. It's a sure method of distressing and sleeping better. And a good night sleep can make wonders for you. If you feel good, you'll look gorgeous.

This is one of those simple things you could do anytime in order to find your innner balance and emotional happiness.



Tags: steps to happiness, how to be happy, health tips, meditation tips, relieve stress, emotional happiness, positive thinking, positive emotions


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