It’s the New Year, and people everywhere are busy with their annual resolutions to make their lives, or themselves, better. Below is another idea on how to start fresh and to make the changes necessary to lead happier and more meaningful lives.
Perhaps the single most important thing you can do to improve your life and your health is to make yourself happy. In fact, recent psychological studies have shown that genetics and childhood are only partial contributors to our overall mood and general health, and that if we simply try to be happier, we can actually lift our spirits and feel better. By concentrating on being happy and being in environments and around other people who are positive influences, you’ll decrease the negative effects of stress, anger and discord. Many people find that meditation helps them to focus on happiness and be more mindful. Recent studies have also suggested that just smiling will actually make you happier. You should also be kind to others, and practice gratitude for the blessing in your life. Instead of focusing on pain or anger, remind yourself that all things will pass and that life lessons and spiritual growth often accompany negative events and turn them into positive actions and feelings, like compassion and understanding. A healthy and happy life is easy to achieve with a little effort and some organization. This year make your resolution to get organized and find the happiness you deserve in life.