|Tips to Be Happy|
While individuals may define success or measure happiness differently, there are some basic qualities of a happy life that seem to be universal.
Studies have shown that no matter where you begin in life, how you consciously live through your adult years will determine your overall lifelong happiness more than your financial situation, or even your happiness at an earlier age.
Reduce negative self-talk.
Everyone engages in negative self-talk at some point or another. While some people may find it motivating, studies show that it actually contributes to stress, depression, and poor coping skills.
Eat a healthy diet. What you eat can have a huge impact on how you feel. It's not enough to avoid bad foods.
Manage stress in your life.
You cannot avoid stressful situations, but you can find ways to relieve your stress. You can use relaxation techniques, such as meditation, visualization, tai chi, yoga, and deep breathing.
Determine what you value most.
Everyone has things that are important in life, but what do you ultimately value above all else? Don't think about physical, tangible things.
Confront your struggles.
It may seem easier to avoid the challenges in life than to face them head-on. But avoiding your problems will only lead to more problems down the road, which may result in your feeling a lack of control.
Try to see problems as opportunities.
It's not always easy to see the silver lining in unfortunate or challenging situations. But the reality of the situation is that struggle often leads to new insights about yourself, a new perspective on life, and even a renewed sense of purpose.