The Roman philosopher Seneca said that “true happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future”. Do you agree with this definition of happiness? Living in the moment has indeed been found to make us truly happy. That’s why we should cherish the moments spent with our loved ones.
But when was the last time you evaluated your overall happiness, your life satisfaction? Though it may be a strenuous task at first, it’s important to take some time and assess our life coordinates. You must aim to be better, always. So here are 3 easy-peasy steps toward happiness you can start taking today in order to improve your happiness:
1. Own your negative thoughts
We’re only humans. We do learn from our mistakes and try to face the matters of the soul with positivity but we inevitably slip down the rabbit hole of misery every so often.
The single thing you can do to cast off negative thinking is to acknowledge and confront your dark thoughts. Not to bury them but own them, that is the key. Asking yourself questions like ‘why am I feeling this way’ or ‘why am I having these thoughts, on what grounds?‘ will help you overcome your negative thoughts that are otherwise trapped in your head.
2. Give yourself a break
You should show yourself exactly the same support and compassion you display for other people. Chasing dreams otherwise impossible to achieve makes us to be overly ambitious with ourselves. We should go easy on ourselves instead.
3. Find purpose
Easier said than done, right? Research has shown that finding a purpose and meaning in life helps us achieve happiness in life. Genuine satisfaction at work is far more rewarding than the remuneration. Money doesn’t buy happiness and we have studies to prove it. So always seek to find your life’s true calling.