Fix these 11 things for more happiness

Fix these 11 things for more happiness

via Bustle by Erica Florentine

All of us want to be happy, am I right? A lot of times it can seem a lot easier said than done, though. There are ways we miss out on being happy that are so minute we might not even realizing we’re doing them, or how much of an effect they have on us. Here, we’ll talk about some of these little happiness killers and tricks for stopping them in order to be the happiest version of yourself that you could possibly be.

Nothing beats being around someone who is unbelievably happy. These types of people almost seem to exude the happiness from their bodies. It feels contagious, to an extent. Whenever I’m around these kinds of people I always find myself thinking, “How could they be that happy? What’s their secret?” What I’ve learned is that there are little things in life that can make a huge difference in how happy we are or are not. How do we go about pinpointing what these happiness killers are, though? I’ve done some research and rounded up some of the top ones here so that we can all start to address them in our own lives. By avoiding some of these things, each of us might soon find we’re significantly happier in our every day lives. Maybe — just maybe — we’ll all soon be those people that makes others think, “How could they be that happy? What’s their secret?” Here are 11 ways we miss out on being happy, and how to stop.

1. Constantly Looking At Our Cell Phones

Think of how much time you’ve spent staring at your phone today. Likely, it’s a great deal of time. According to Huffington Post, when we’re constantly looking at our phones — whether responding to texts, reading emails, checking social media, etc. — we could be cutting back on our happiness. The outlet suggested giving yourself a break from your cell phone in order to be alone with your thoughts and be mindful of the things that are happening around you. Practicing mindfulness in this way can help you stay connected to yourself and those around you, according to Huffington Post.

2. Spending All Of Our Time At Work

Many of us strive to give our all in the workplace, but it’s also important to remember that we’re all in need of some work/life balance, too. According to Inc., when you’re devoting all of your free time to work, it’s costing you in the happiness department. For that reason, the outlet suggested trying to make that work/life balance a priority when possible. If you can’t seem to figure out how to make it happen, Inc. suggested working with a mentor or coach to get guidance on how to balance your time.

3. Trying To Be The Best

Psychology Today cited a need to be the best as one of the main ways we as humans deplete our own happiness. Why? According to the outlet, studies show a tendency to judge ourselves compared to other people — especially when related to wealth, fame, attractiveness, and power — is a huge happiness killer, and that’s just what we’re doing when we’re constantly focused on trying to be the best. If this is something you ten to do, try letting go of the need to do so and dropping the knack for comparing. You’re your own amazing person — you don’t need to always be trying to prove that to other people…

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