Actively Promoting Happiness In Your Life
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2019 is fast approaching and now is a better time than ever to actively promote happiness in your life! The new year will provide you with an opportunity to put the past year behind you and turn a new page in your life. Here are just a few steps that you can take in order to achieve this!
Reducing Your Stress Levels
Stress is a natural reaction to situations that threaten us. It is evolutionary and serves the purpose of alerting us to problems in our lives and encouraging us to take appropriate action, stirring up our fight and flight instincts. However, nowadays, many of us experience stress associated with emotional experiences rather than physically threatening experiences. Stress itself doesn’t always tend to help us out all too much and can cause more harm than good. It can have a significantly detrimental effect on our physical health (we can experience headaches, stomach aches, nausea, fatigue, and muscle tension), our emotional health (including anxiety, irritability, sadness, restlessness, and procrastination), and our behaviour (as we can have emotional outbursts, undereat, overeat, and social withdrawal). Identify the causes of your stress and tackle them head on. If you are stressed by debt, come up with a financial plan that can clear it. If you are stressed by problems in your relationship, determine whether you can overcome them or whether the relationship needs to come to an end. Whatever your problems, find a resolution.
Kicking Bad Habits
Many of us feel dragged down by bad habits that we actively engage with. They can harm our physical and mental health equally. So, take a step to remove them from your life! Carry out a little research before getting started. This will help you to clear up any questions that you may have regarding quitting bad habits. If you are reliant on addictive substances, you might want to look into Medication-Assisted Treatment: Fact vs. Fiction. If you smoke, you might want to prepare yourself by looking up nicotine withdrawal symptoms. The more you know about the journey you are facing, the more likely you are to be successful! If in doubt, you can always reach out for professional help. This will be more guided and you will be surrounded by a support group.
Letting Go Of Grudges
If you’ve had problems with people in your life over the past year, you might be holding onto a few grudges right now. But generally speaking, it’s best to let go of grudges in some way or another. Whether you choose to emit the person involved from your life by no longer engaging with them, or whether you choose to forgive and forget - you need to come to a decision that will allow you to reduce negative feelings and move forward in your life!
These really are just a few ways that you can begin to actively promote happiness in your life. Incorporate those that are relevant into your routine as soon as possible in order to benefit from them as quickly as possible.