8 simple ways to be the happiest version of yourself

8 simple ways to be the happiest version of yourself

Several years ago a leading authority in the Positive Psychology world published a book titled "Happier". 

Without reviewing the complete work, the basic premise was that we can't all be 100% happy all the time and not every one will be the happiest person in the world but…we can, if we do the right things, all be happier! 

One of the important things to remember when it comes to happiness is that it's NOT (or shouldn't be) a competition about who's the happiest. All we should focus on is being the happiest version of ourselves. And if we can achieve that…well, that's real happiness! 

Which is why we like (and are sharing) this article from MindBodyGreen which focuses on being the happiest version of yourself; because at the end of the day that's all any of us can really be anyway! 

Check it out…

by Mike Iamele 

Sometimes wellness can feel like a chore. Don’t get me wrong — I love cooking with coconut oil, while sipping my ashwagandha tea and rolling out the yoga mat. But it can take a lot of discipline to get there every day.

Sometimes we just don’t have time to meditate for hours, or add another workout into our mix. And, on top of everything else, it can be hard to keep up with the latest fads in wellness.

Sometimes we need to get back to the basics and keep it simple. Here are eight simple things you can do every day to become the happiest version of yourself — without breaking the bank or cramming two more hours into your day:

1. Always be reading a book.

Even if you only have 20 minutes a day to dedicate to reading, do it. Find time on the bus or train, or at night before bed. Even an audio book for quick car rides works. It doesn’t have to be lofty literature or self-help. Any book will do. Just make sure to start a new book whenever you finish one. It will make you more interesting, expand your viewpoint, and teach you something new every day.

2. Do at least one thing that terrifies you.

Whether it’s applying for a job you “couldn’t possibly get” or asking someone out for dinner, always find a way to challenge yourself. It will keep you constantly growing. When you’re afraid, it teaches you how to be fearless. When you’re accomplished, it reminds you to be humble.

3. Be completely vulnerable with one person.

It doesn’t have to be the same person every day. You can choose your mother, then your significant other, then your best friend. Just completely let your guard down and let someone in. It will remind you that everything about you is beautiful, even the “ugly” parts, and that you deserve to be loved for your strengths and your weakness. It will also teach you how to let love in and to love yourself…

…keep reading the full article and list of 8 tips HERE