There are several ways to keep yourself happy and cheerful despite sad or unfortunate happenings in your lives. The key is to pursue ways and methods to eliminate the fear or sadness mode and give direct access to happiness.
1. Do what you love to do!
You can increase your happiness by indulging in activities that you are satisfied with or what you like the most. Happiness will be ever present if you do what you like to do so that it will never be a chore. Even if it means working for long hours, doing something that you like will enable you to be free of boredom and be satisfied with a well finished task.
2. Get Active!
You have to try to be more agile and active. Being inactive for long periods of time will you’re your minds idle and cause isolation in many cases. You must search for exciting activities, hobbies or sports to pursue. You can also do something that involves being creative such as dancing, playing an instrument or learning a language which are excellent happiness boosters.
3. Be Social!
You must develop your social contacts. Keep in touch with your friends and family. It is healthy and advisable to be in a social environment than remain lonely and isolated. You can take part in some voluntary activity or become a part of social networks or clubs where you can make some great or likeminded friends.
4. Spend time in Nature!
Being in touch with nature can lead to positive bent of mind and happiness. Nature has this quality of charging our batteries. By just taking a walk in the woods you can feel refreshed. The fresh air will not only rejuvenate you but you will start feeling blissful.
5. Try to develop an optimistic nature.
It helps to try and develop an optimistic way of thinking. In this way you can concentrate more towards your goals. Being free of negativity will automatically help you develop a happy frame of mind.
6. Laugh to your heart’s content!
You can also be happy by developing your sense of humor and laughing at yourself at times. You must refrain from taking situations seriously. By taking situations with some humor you will always feel happy.
7. Don’t try to imitate others!
Just be true to yourself and be the real “you”. Allow people to know you exactly as who you are. This will enable you to feel happy and comfortable.
8. Express love and gratitude to others!
Feed your social relations. Your first priority should be love. It can be gratifying to show your love and affection to others. You will be loved when you shower your love on others. Hence be the first to express your love and affection to others and you will see that it comes back to you multifold and leave you happy.
9. Enjoy Life!
You must value every single thing that you experience. By showing gratitude for what you have and giving whatever is extra you can attract all the good things you wish for yourself. Also learn to enjoy life and live in a contented manner.
10. Don’t Worry Be Happy!
Do not think about things that worry you. Do not plan too much for the future or waste your time thinking about the past. It is a waste of time to spend time or energy on things that have not yet taken place or things that will never happen.