Life should be happy. Although there will be times when we are sad or angry or frustrated, the overall feeling should be a good one. Happiness makes us more productive, for example, so we get further on at work or school. Happiness means plans for the future are more achievable. Plus, happiness breeds happiness; the happier you are, the more you will find to be happy about.
Although being happy all of the time is probably not achievable, being happy most of the time is, and here are some of the ways to go about doing it.
You’ll know how you feel when you don’t get enough sleep. You’ll feel grumpy and miserable, and you won’t want to do much of anything. You certainly won’t be productive, and happiness may seem like a distant dream.
If you have trouble sleeping for more than one night, these feelings will grow, making you feel worse than ever.
Therefore, getting enough sleep every night is crucial to your overall happiness levels. Not only will you feel happier if you sleep more, but you will help to prevent other medical issues too including depression, obesity, and type II diabetes all of which have been linked to lack of sleep.
If you find you have trouble sleeping, give yourself a set bedtime that your body can get used to. Drinking herbal teas such as chamomile can also help. However, if your insomnia shows no signs of stopping, you must see a doctor.
Quit Bad Habits
Even if you think that the habits you are ‘enjoying’ are making you happy, in reality, they are making you ill, and your happiness will soon disappear when you are unable to work, play with your children, or do any kind of fun things anymore.
Bad habits such as smoking, drinking too much, or taking drugs of any kind can all lead to serious health issues. Even if you think these things are not doing you any harm, or if you feel that they are actually making you happier, you’ll be amazed at how much better you feel when you quit and realize what true happiness actually is. These habits can be hard to remove from your life, however, and if that’s the case then it’s important to consider drug addiction therapy – it will be well worth it.
Life can get so very busy that it becomes difficult to concentrate or really take any time to do anything other than the usual routine. This can easily and quickly become dull and boring, and that means you are not feeling happy.
If you are beginning to feel overwhelmed and you know you’re not getting anything done, take a moment to step back and slow down. This will immediately give you a sense of calm, and you might even start to feel happy. At this point, you need to assess everything you are doing in life and determine what is necessary and what we could quite easily stop and take a break from.
This objective view of our own lives is necessary from time to time for many reasons, but especially if you want to be happier.