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5 Best Ways to Be Happy with Your Life

Life can get insanely busy when by the end of the day you can feel exhausted and burned out. It’s impossible to completely avoid becoming burned out. You obviously have to go to work and take care of your family. But what you need know is, how to carry on both while still feeling like you have time for yourself. Five Best Ways to Be Happy with Your Life and keep your sanity. Includes taking more vacations, make time for yourself daily, partake in yoga, or some other type of meditation, create a good daily schedule, and prioritize your duties.

1. Take more Vacations


People tend to think vacations are just for the summertime. But if you feel like you working hard and deserve more time to yourself. Add more than just your annual beach vacation to the mix.

Daughter and Father at Beach
Daughter and Father at Beach

Switch it up and go somewhere new and beautiful such as Hill station or sea beaches. Either take a tour of Italy or France.

When you find a great vacation spot that you most want to visit make yourself and the things you want to see a priority for the rest of the year you can’t.

Taking more vacations not only boosts your mood and reduces depression but it also gives you a sense of accomplishment and justifies all of the hard work you do for the rest of the year. It’s great to have the adventure to look forward to.

2. Always Take out Time For Yourself


It’s hard, especially if you are a working parent, to find a way to make time for yourself on a daily basis.

Earphones and Coffee
Earphones and Coffee

It’s very important that you allow yourself some time to unwind and to be left alone at the end of the day in order to keep yourself fresh and able to conquer your next challenge.

Whether it be just a little time in the morning that you set aside for your morning coffee alone or in the evening when the kids have gone to bed and you read a book by yourself or watch something on T.V. No matter what it is you do, just make sure you do it for you and do it alone in peace every day.

If your goodness does not include yourself, it is incomplete.

3. Start Practicing Yoga


Yoga is a great way to meditate while also toning your muscles and relieving daily stress.

Lady doing meditation

It is also a way to ensure you are getting some time for yourself since the yoga class will take away the possibility of any distractions you may get at home and force your mind to relax and concentrate on your body and the present moment.

If you can’t find time in your schedule for a yoga class, give home yoga practice with Adriene a shot!

Even if yoga is really not your thing, any type of exercise or recreational activity can give you the same results such as archery, swimming, or even fishing!

4. Schedule & Prioritize


Another super ninja way to take control back in your life is to create and stick to a schedule.

Woman making to do List
Woman making to do List

Schedules can be both good and bad, but if followed accordingly on a loose basis, schedules could be life-saving.

When you are trying to juggle a million things at one time on a daily basis coming up with a well organized and solid schedule will make you feel more in control and less stressed out trying to figure out what day it is and when you have to pick up the kids!

5. Prioritize Your Daily Activities

If you do not have time, the truth is, you do not have priorities.

Lady doing crunches
Lady doing crunches


When you’ve got a busy schedule and there is only so much time in the day. Prioritizing your daily duties can help you feel more in control and confident knowing you are doing what needs to be done and what is most important to you.

Go through your list of daily activities. Don’t be afraid to cross things off that aren’t that important to you. You can clean and de-clutter that closet another time.

Takeaways

So if you want to maintain control in your life and you are starting to feel overwhelmed. Make sure you are creating schedules, prioritizing your duties, and always making time for yourself in this busy busy life!

Read also {How to be Stress Free & Happy: the seven simple ways}

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How to be Happy in Life and Stop Desiring More.

In today’s world that we are desired to improve the latest devices. Get the newest car, get a beautiful house, and strive for the job promotion with the big raise. It’s hard to be content with what you have. If we don’t live our lives currently content with what we have. However, we will spend our days in a sea of dissatisfaction with our current material possessions, professional career, and overall living status. Desire is the main cause of unhappiness. To help find a balance, here are a few tips on How to be happy with what you already have.

A Happy Girl
How to be Happy in Life

How to Be Happy in Life and Stop Desiring More.

1. Save Free time every day


Saving time every day for meditation, mindfulness, and reflection, or just resting from the business of the day. And the regular sensory overload is essential in satisfying with your life.

It allows you to evaluate everything you’ve absorbed throughout the day to move forward on what really matters in order to obtain overall wellbeing.

Your free time doesn’t need to be a specific practice.

It could be anything from reading a book, exercising, listening to music, or meditation.

Lady doing meditation
Lady doing meditation

No matter what is it, be sure to practice self-reflection and take the time to truly relax.

2. Creating a List of Grateful Things that You Have


This practice has probably been drilled into everyone’s head for a while now, but it has stood the test of time because of its success.

Creating a list of everything you’re grateful for each day really puts your life in perspective and allows you to have a positive outlook on your goals and ambitions, no matter how far off they may be.

Creating a List
Creating a List

Maybe your dishwasher just broke down. Rather than focusing on the inconvenience of a broken appliance, you could document in your gratuity journal that your warranty replaced it with a brand new model, which saves you money in that kitchen remodel you’ve been planning.

Or perhaps you have yet to get the promotion you’ve been waiting for. Document the fact that you are financially stable and happy with your current job and the right promotion will happen at the right time.

3. Focus on Your Goal always


Ambition plays a huge role in our lives. Being able to look forward to the next step of progression in our personal and professional careers helps give our lives purpose. But take that with a pinch of salt.

Create a separate list of your immediate goals as well as your long-term goals to help celebrate your daily, weekly, or monthly accomplishments that are leading to your larger goals.

Dart and Board
Focus on Your Goal

Now matters more than any other time in your life because it’s what you are doing today that is determining who you’re becoming, and who you are becoming will always determine the quality and direction of your life.

Staying with the momentum is important to managing motivation and focus while also being happy and content with your current status.

4. Celebrate little Happiness


Sometimes when we focus on the big picture too much for too long, we tend to dismiss the little wins in our lives, especially those that are unrelated to your long-term goals.

Maybe the past week was deemed unsuccessful because no task was accomplished towards a larger goal, but you also were able to meet all your important meetings, get the entire house cleaned, made great food for your family, and even enjoyed a weekend outing.

A Happy couple having cup of coffee
A Happy couple having cup of coffee

5. Give your little wins the deserving time to shine.

Don’t put the load of the world on your shoulders.
At the end of the day, if you are happy, healthy, and financially stable. You don’t need to do anything else in your life. Simply being, and enjoying your time on this Earth is more than enough.

Positive thinking symbol.

Conclusion

Some take great satisfaction on moving forward and reaching new goals, others are happy to take that time spent reaching a variety of goals to instead enjoy existing, spending time with family, traveling, and just doing what they love.

If you feel like that meets your ideal criteria, then don’t feel pressured to create goals that don’t give you joy.

Read next {How to be Stress Free & Happy: The seven simple ways}

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How to be Stress Free & Happy: the seven simple ways

If you want to learn simple yet effective ways How to be stress free after a busy day, look no further.

A happy woman

How to be Stress Free


Did you know that approximately 110 million people lose their lives every year due to stress according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? That is in every 2 seconds, 7 people die. Stress free life has become a luxury these days everyone dreamed of.

Popping a chill pill and relaxing can be so difficult to do in this hectic and fast-paced world that we live in. As an introvert, I find myself getting easily stimulated and stressed out after a long day. There are times when I’m so on edge that I forget to consciously breathe.

My unease was putting a strain on my happiness, and I didn’t want to be one of the 110 million people stressing themselves to death, literally. So, I set out to find natural and simple ways to stress free and win the battle against stress.

1. Work Out & Any Physical Activity


Whether it’s walking, swimming, dancing, or cycling, a good workout will take your mind off your worries. Not only will your mind thank you for the break, but your body will also be happy, too.

Lady performing leg press

Stress can really take a toll on you, decreasing your energy and making it difficult to think and focus.

Essentially, the endorphins hormon released during a workout session as natural stress relievers.

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live

It only takes five minutes of aerobic exercise to stimulate anti-anxiety effects. If that is all it takes, imagine how amazing you will feel after an hour’s worth of exercise.

When I was in college, I would go to the gym every weekend to mentally prepare myself for the next week.

2. Aromatherapy


Speaking of endorphins, if you are not in the mood to get active, endorphins can be released with the help of aromatherapy.

We take our senses for granted, but when it comes to aromatherapy the sense of smell and sense of touch are powerful.

You can add essential oils to your bath water, massage oil recipe, soaps, lotions, body butter, shampoo, conditioner, and cleaning products. There are also essential oil candles, or you can drop essential oils in your diffuser.

The options are almost endless. I am a huge fan of Lavender oil and enjoy making essential oil blends for myself, family, and friends.

Cent and towel massage

3. Meditation


Most of us struggle with sitting still and doing absolutely nothing. I hope to get to a point where I spend at least an hour meditating every day, but for now, 20 minutes seems to be enough.

What I can say is that meditation works.

There is no such thing as a perfect meditation session, but it does take practice to add it and keep it in your daily routine.

Listening to guided meditations or soothing music or simply concentrating on an object can help you focus on the present moment and release the tension.

Lady doing meditation

4. Reading Books


Reading for pleasure isn’t that much of a common act anymore. I’ve recently returned to picking up a book and reading something that isn’t a text message or notification on my phone.

Personally, I prefer to have a physical book in my hand, but electronic books can be easily accessed on a mobile device for convenience.

When reading for pleasure, avoid reading anything that will make you more anxious like a school textbook or newspaper. I had to take a break from reading news articles and forums because what I was reading was upsetting me. So I turned to uplifting books instead.

Take care of your mind by nourishing it with good books.

A woman is reading book

5: Write or Talk it Out


You can vent to someone you absolutely trust like a family member, best friend, therapist, or coach.

Holding things in doesn’t help, and only makes your situation worse. When I am able to let go and reveal everything without feeling judged, I immediately feel lighter.

You may also find it helpful to talk it out with someone who may be the cause of your stress. This person may not even realize that he or she is a trigger for you until you speak up. Of course, this works best with someone you feel comfortable and safe with.

If you have absolutely no one to confide in or rather not open up to anyone, consider dusting off your journal and writing your thoughts down.

I have a few journals that I use for different purposes and it seems to be just as beneficial as talking to another person.

Pen and Paper

6. Breathing Exercises


How often is it that you remember to breathe? Think about it; when’s the last time you took a moment to focus on exhaling and inhaling? You are probably not used to breathing mindfully because our bodies take care of that insanely important function without us having to think about it.

When we are stressed or having an anxiety attack, we tend to take short shallow breaths that don’t help with relaxation.

Practice mindful breathing by inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply.

7. Music


The type of music we listen to affects our mood, so when looking for some relaxation, it’s best to listen to music or sounds that relax us. Music with slower tempos can bring your heart rate and pulse down.

I know that music and certain sounds (birds chirping, rain pattering, waves crashing) instantly distract me from my outward problems.

In addition to listening to music, you can sing and dance your butt off. There are some songs where you just can’t help but dance.

If you are in the car and the commute makes you anxious, turn up the radio and sing it as you mean it.

Girl wearing headphone

Conclusion:

Happiness is a choice. It’s funny how living stress free can be so simple, but a lot of ugly factors get in the way and sidetrack us from tranquility.

Not only does constant negative stress and overwhelm lead to moodiness and unhappiness, but it also triggers a line of other health problems. Now that you have some ways to be stress free, don’t let your worries overpower you and put you at risk of misery and illness.

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