At the top of a new year many people find themselves contemplating, am I happy? What would make me happy? What can I do to contribute to my happiness?
According to Mirriam-Webster, happiness is a state of well-being and contentment. While this seems easy to understand, I believe it is natural to feel disconnected from your personal happiness at times. However, going into this new year here are a few things that may help you reach the state of elated contentment we all seek.
- Make better food choices. A healthy body can assist with a healthy attitude. Like a car, we run better with top of the line fuel.
- Treat yourself. Doing something nice for yourself never hurt anyone, right?
- Extend a helping hand. Helping others, no matter how small, can bring a feeling of selfless content which in turn makes you feel good about being you. Happy people are friendly people.
- Count yourself IN! Going out on a limb and doing something out of the ordinary with family or friends can change the dynamic of what happiness looks like in your everyday life.
Always remember that happiness is not measured in monetary or material things, happiness is not tangible. In the words of Rebecca Thomas Shaw “ Live with your whole being all the days of your life. Your reward will be true happiness!”.