Happiness is an odd emotion, it’s something we all strive for, but in essence, happiness is quite fleeting. One moment you’re smiling, laughing, and feeling carefree, the next moment all is lost. 

The good news is that there are a number of things we can do to increase our chances of becoming happier, some can be done by simply changing your disposition, others might require more work or effort on your part. 

Let’s take a look at how these steps might help you become what you want to be – Happier!

Get Your Mind Right and Reduce Stress 

If you’ve ever done any form of counseling, you may have come across the SAFE to describe emotional states. SAFE stands for: Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Enjoyment. Enjoyment is used in place of pure happiness because enjoyment is a state of contentedness that can be prolonged, whereas happiness is an intense state of mind that is hard to maintain all the time. 

To reduce stress in your life you should start by identifying what brings you down and minimizing any exposure to those things. 

Here are a few ways you can bring more enjoyment into your life.

Practice gratitude 

Learning to be grateful for all the wonderful things in life will instantly change your perspective on life. 

This will improve your mental state and help lessen depression or anxiety as well as improve overall relationships with people.

Be Positive and Build Self-Confidence 

When you think of things that go well in your life, write them down. This exercise will help you become more positive about your life and the future. 

Writing is a good way of helping you deal with things, but don’t worry, you don’t need to show your writing to anyone.

Look for Solutions Rather than For Problems to Solve 

Look for ways to solve problems instead of just thinking of potential problems. When problems arise, think about how you can solve them rather than finding reasons to dwell on them. 

This will help improve your self-confidence and boost your mood, which all adds to a sense of contentment with life.

Improve Your Relationships 

Whether it’s a relationship with your partner or with friends or family, getting to a point where you are more comfortable will help you to be content. 

With a partner, working on your intimacy is a good way to boost self-confidence and help you to enjoy your relationship again. Why not try some new things in the bedroom? Perhaps do some role play or pick up some couples toys from Myamazingfantasy.com to try together?

Cultivate Positive Social Behavior 

Be a person who actively seeks out people and spends time with them on a regular basis, more so than those who are not close friends. 

As humans, we tend to strive to be like the people around us, which means you should surround yourself with people who are the kind of people that make you want to achieve more in life.

Be Prepared For Difficulties 

Everyone in life will encounter difficulties of some sort; however, if you are ready to deal with them it will make the experience more enjoyable. 

To become mentally prepared for difficulties you need to be mentally prepared for good things as well.

By Carter Toni

BuzRush Staff