• Love Yourself
True happiness is found from within you. Accepting your flaws and personality is the first milestone to being happy.
• Take Care of your Body
Listen to your body and do not stress out. When the need for rest arises, take enough time as you need to rest. Ea a balanced diet and engage in regular exercise, as these play key roles in taking care of your body too.
• Be Grateful
Expressing gratitude for what you have rather than complaining about what you lack gives you even more reasons to be more grateful.
• Be Generous
We forge a happy life by what we give, not by what we get. Time and time again, it has been proven that to receive, one has to be willing to give first. Be generous with your knowledge and your time. Any act of generosity brightens the day of those around you, and ultimately, it makes the people around you happy. When the people you care about are happy, you in turn, will feel great.
• Live the Moment
The present moment is what matters. Strive to satisfy your current needs while planning for the future.Be willing to find and express joy in the current moment rather than waiting to celebrate in the future.
• Do What you Enjoy
Many people confess that their happiness levels increase immensely when they start pursuing what makes them happy. This has included leaving a boring jobs to start a business they’re passionate about, or they’ve decided to take a one-year sabbatical to travel the world. Whatever it is, enjoy what you do daily.
• Cultivate Happy Friends
• Respect Others
Take your time to listen to views from other people. You can gain more knowledge and will be able to empathise with others.
We all have unique lives. Seeing yourself as superior or inferior to others cultivates judgmental feelings. Stay neutral, and see your success solely on your progress, and yours alone.
No man is an island. Positive relationships, both social and romantic, are crucial to happiness.
• Do Not Give Up On Yourself
Regardless of how many times you may fail at something, always keep on trying if you value that something, and believe it is worthwhile.
• Everything in life Is not Perfect
Setbacks are always guaranteed in life. Accept that there will be injustices and choose to focus on what you have control over to compensate for that.
• Go Outdoors
A regular dose of fresh air is vital to breathing new life into your body and mind.
Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community.
Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television... Read more about Shantiji's biography
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