Contemporary lifestyles are associated with being stressful and everyone is dealing with issues of some sort—whether personal or professional.
The bottom-line remains that most of struggle to remain happy today. This isn't about being happy at some celebration or smiling every now and then but about feeling happy at most times. It refers to that feeling of goodness that overcomes you when you have achieved some sense of inner peace. However, doing so isn't easy. The following tips can help you in this regard:
Even if you are a Typical Virgo, Don’t Strive for Perfection
Among the zodiacs, Virgos are supposed to be the most self-critical of all beings, constantly fighting to achieve perfection in everything they do. The result? They are highly anxious folks who tend to fight anxiety and guilt pangs regularly. This doesn’t mean that I am suggesting not working harder or being better. The idea is to seek improvement and not perfection. Challenge yourself but don’t set goals that are so intricate and induce so much of self-introspection that you don’t have time to appreciate and feel happy about what you have accomplished.
Trying to buy happiness? You are Headed Nowhere!
If money was the only requirement for being happy then most people living in metros and occupying high-profile jobs would be beaming with happiness at all times. However, this isn't the truth. Your pay-cheque can raise your index of happiness for some time but it cannot keep you happy over a longer course. Try to seek happiness beyond the materialistic gains. Unless you are comfortable with what you represent as a person or what you do, it is highly unlikely you can be happy in the longer term.
Balance Your Life
Psychologists opine that most people today cannot draw a line between their personal and professional lives. The result is visible in the form of irritated, less happy folks who are prone to worrying. Please accept each of these as separate parts of your life. Yes, they will overlap from time-to-time, but overall you should not be carrying your personal baggage to your workplace and vice-versa.
Respect Your Body
Even if you are not a fitness freak, ensure that you are fit enough to complete your daily chores with a basic level of stamina. Invest in gym training or jogging or anything that gets you moving. Exercising is like a stimulant for the body to release its happy hormones. Dump excesses and addictions that you know will only leave you diseased and unhealthy. A sick body cannot afford a happy mind at most times. If you are fighting any illness or injury, ensure that you try to eradicate its root cause rather than just handling the symptoms.
Keep Yourself Busy
One of the easier ways of being happy at most times is keeping yourself occupied. This doesn’t mean working in front of the PC throughout the day. This refers to constantly doing something that keeps your mind engaged. This can include something as lame as reading jokes or going for a walk outdoors. Just try to be in an environment where your mind isn't into over-analyzing things or is absolutely empty. Whatever you do, try to indulge in it rather than doing it for the sake of passing a few hours or getting paid. Passion can single-handedly eat away your depression.
Be Surrounded by Happy People
Avoid negative influences, particularly people who are prone to discriminating things and sound pessimistic. Choose company of folks who smile more and are more positive in their approach. The negativity of your surroundings impacts you at many levels. You might not realize it but it directly impacts your mood and behavior. You don’t have the luxury of choosing happier people at home but you can do so at your workplace and among your circle of friends. (Health, MensXP.com)