My philosophy for a happy life
Guide to happiness
The Power of the Mind – 7 Ways to Be Happier
A large part of wellness comes from emotional wellbeing and balance, which in turn, result in happiness. Although we usually separate and compartmentalise the physical and the emotional, one very important point that you should always remember is that each and every one of your thoughts is often accompanied by a physical reaction in the body; noticeable or not. So our physical and emotional health are very much linked to each other.
Some of you may be thinking “But I can’t help what I think or how I feel”. Well, it may not be the easiest thing to do but you actually have a great deal of influence on where your thoughts go. All it takes is a little ‘reprogramming’ of sorts.
Below are some tips to help you out:
1. Awareness: Be aware what you are thinking and unmask repetitive thoughts and limiting beliefs. Question them. Get to the root of them and let them go.
2. Be grateful: Focus on what you have instead of what you don’t have.
3. Mantra: Keep telling yourself that you want to only think and speak well of others (and yourself).
4. Assess options: If something is bothering you, ask yourself if you can change it. If yes – go ahead and do it. If not – accept it and let go.
5. Unmask the dragon: Ask yourself – what’s the worst that could happen? This should confront and allay your fears.
6. Zoom out: See the big picture. You only have one life – enjoy it as much as you can and don’t sweat (literally!) the small hiccups in your daily life. Find your higher purpose – the reason you are here.
7. Enjoy the present moment as much as possible. Look for the silver lining in everything.
Positive thoughts and a positive outlook will lead to a happier life. You only live once so don’t waste it by moping around focusing on the negative. Think happy thoughts and get out there and live!
P.S. I highly recommend the book by Robin Sharma – “The Monk who sold his Ferarri”. It’s a very good read!