Let’s have a mindshift switch. What if we found a way to become the happiest version of ourselves every single day? What if we put ourselves first? What if we focused on good health – both mental and physical? These are all things that we can do, if we have a mindset switch. Sure, it can be very challenging to break out of old cycles and put ourselves first, but if it results in increased happiness? Totally worth it, in my opinion! If you are feeling stuck – no matter the reason for your feelings – you have an option to change those feelings of yours. Take charge of your life and aim to become healthier, happier, and ready to take on each day. Here are a few tips to do so:
Surround yourself around like-minded individuals
Everyone has those colleagues and friends who are constantly in turmoil or have serious drama. You know – the ones who will never manage to elevate themselves. Far worse is that they can’t help but try to bring you down right along with them. Life is hard enough – we don’t always win, and there will always be obstacles and naysayers along our path to success. During those times, nothing feels better than having someone you can share your fears and doubts with: friends and mentors that not only listen, but also cheer you on to be the best you can be. “Get back in there and do better! You can do it!” They give you energy and help you propel forward. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals and you will reap the benefits of it!
Get outside…but make sure to soak it in
The beauty and tranquility of nature are genuine remedies for the soul. Take time to notice the sights, sounds, and smells. It’s all about shifting focus and looking for something that simply feels better. When you breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun on your skin, or marvel at the leaves on the ground, flowers blooming, or the birds finding water and food… whatever was creating your funk will begin to loosen its hold on you. It truly is a wonderful world. Soak it in! Sometimes, it is way too easy to go about our daily life without actually looking around. You have the time, you’re outside, so take advantage of it.
Stop playing the comparison game
No matter how you choose to define happiness, short-term or long-term, comparison will rob you of it. Whether we compare our finances, our body type, our vacations, our talents, our house size or our shoe size, there are no winners in the game of comparison. But here’s the good news: Nobody is forcing you to play! You can stop any time you want. Be grateful for what you have, appreciate who you are, work hard every day to live your best life, and stop comparing yourself to others.
Don’t pursue physical possessions
Possessions are obviously necessary for life (take an apple or a T-shirt for example), but our society has seemed to confuse consumerism with happiness. Commercials, influencers, and companies work hard to convince us their products are not just needed for life, but that they are essential for happiness. Slowly but surely, we begin to believe their empty promises and waste our lives pursuing things that can never satisfy. We sacrifice time, money, energy, and focus chasing and accumulating things we do not need. These excess possessions add stress, worry, and burden onto our lives. Want to become a bit more happy today? Go declutter a closet or drawer and start to challenge consumerism in your life. If you are working on decluttering your home, OR if you have decided to downsize, Bluebell Relocation Services can help you make the process a lot easier. They are an interstate moving company in NJ and also provide services such as packing services, storage solutions, college student moving services, and so much more. They also provide labor-only services just in case you need a huge sofa or dresser moved out of your home (or even to a new room).