Ways to be Happy

Who is the happiest person you know? Happy people are genuine, ambitious, and full of confidence. Nobody has a perfect life; it all comes down to our attitude and perspective.

We've listed four actions you can take to encourage a happier life:

Set goals

Write down your short term and long term goals, and how you plan to achieve them. Decide what you can do each day to work towards it. If you find it hard to keep up with your goal, remind yourself of why you wanted it in the first place. If one of your goals is to improve your health and fitness, remember that you’re doing something great for your body. You will feel strong and empowered when you know you have achieved something that you’ve put hard work in to.

Music

Good music can lift me out of any bad mood. Ever wondered why listening to your favourite music can send a chill down your spine? That chill is the release of Dopamine, a neurotransmitter that increases happiness, enhances our motivation, and reduces stress. So turn up your favourite song, sing along and dance!

Good friends

Surround yourself with people who are positive, likeminded, ambitious and who are great to be around. Positivity is contagious!

Be grateful

Instead of focusing on what’s wrong, start thinking about all of the awesome parts of your life. Being grateful can change your outlook on life, and will certainly put a smile on your face!

 
  Natalie Cave CONTRIBUTOR

Natalie Cave CONTRIBUTOR