“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam
The purpose of our existence is living life to its fullest while respecting ourselves and others. In order to do that, we must find the perfect balance between who we are and who we think we should be. So here are 7 simple ways to find happiness through mindfulness.
1 – Learn from Experience
We can’t look towards the future without remembering the past. Do not let the past control you, but take control of it and use it to take mindful and intelligent decisions. Embrace the hard times you have been through, and remember them while you try to find happiness.
2 – Live the Moment: Mindfulness
Our minds are busy, and with the evolution of technology we are connected and processing information 24h a day. We are losing grasp of the present, and live our lives worrying about the future. Become mindful, and focus on one small thing at a time rather than on many all at once. Appreciate a sunset, or the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning. The moment you are living right now will be gone forever, and you will never get it back.
3 – Respect Yourself
In order to live a happy life we must learn to be happy with ourselves. Show your body that you love it by giving it enough sleep and exercise. Practice yoga and meditation; train both your mind and your body to be mindful.
4 – Be Who You Are
The secret to how to be happy is to be authentic. Be who you are, not who you think you should be. Don’t compare yourself to others, and do not seek the approval of others. Live your own dreams!
5 – Be Grateful
In modern societies, we risk feeling as if we never have enough. We never appreciate what we can get, and always crave for more. Rather than looking at what others have, be content with what you have.
6 – Reach Outside
Try something new, something that gets you out of your comfort zone! New experiences help you stay alive, and are one of the perfect ways to be happy.
7 – Do What You Love
We need to try something new, but we also need to stick to what we love to feel safe. Spend time nourishing your soul with small, simple, but amazing little things. Chat with a friend, play with your pet, walk on the beach… Get involved!
I hope you found these tips on how to find happiness and living life to its fullest interesting and useful. Follow the blog for more healthy living tips!