Being happy isn’t something that comes naturally to everybody. Experts believe that many people have a natural happiness set-point, with some having a higher set-point than others. Those people that always seem chirpy and happy no matter what? They usually have a higher set-point. Your set-point could have been determined by many things; usually how you were raised and the environment you grew up in when you were younger.
Now, just because you’ve always been a certain way, doesn’t mean you can’t change. In other words: if you want to feel happier every day, there are lots of things you can do. Eventually, you’ll raise your set-point permanently as your mindset and view on the world begins to change. Below, we’ll discuss the dos and don’ts of being happy. Take a look and see what you can do:
Don’t Depend On Anybody Else For Your Happiness
First of all: you are the only person responsible for your own happiness. So many people like to point fingers and blame their friends, family, partner, or even the world around them for how they feel. Of course if you are being bullied or something else is going on, this is going to affect you and something should be done. However, the majority of the time, how you feel is down to you. It might help you to remember that how you’re feeling is how you’re choosing to feel. You choose it. You can choose happiness at any time, and it doesn’t need to be under a specific set of circumstances.
Many people make the mistake of placing all of their happiness on a partner – this is a recipe for disaster!
Do New Things And Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
If you’re stuck well and truly in your comfort zone, you’re not going to feel great day to day. Who wants groundhog day, where they have to repeat the same day over and over? Nobody! Make sure you’re doing things that help you to get out of your comfort zone. Take risks and do things that scare you. You don’t have to jump out of a plane straight away. Eventually, you’ll build your confidence and you’ll see that life has so much more to offer.
Don’t Ignore Your True Feelings
You might feel like you have to ignore your true feelings so as not to upset other people, or even to conform to what society says is acceptable. Well, don’t. This is your life, and you have a right to feel and be whoever you want.
Do Take Care Of Your Mental And Physical Health Consistently
Your mental and physical health is something that should be acknowledged as one. Take steps the keep them both healthy, such as eating well, exercising, meditating, and practicing self care regularly. Going to the doctor’s for a health check up is unlikely to leave you needing a malpractice attorney, so if this is something you’re putting off, try to assess why. Look inward and overcome your fears and you’ll live a much happier life.
Don’t Spend Time With People That Suck The Happiness Out Of You
The people you spend time around can have a huge affect on you. It could be time to leave a few of them behind.
Do Something Completely Selfless For Others
Give to charity. Help the homeless. Adopt a dog. Do something completely selfless and your happiness levels will rise like never before!