The Psychology Of Being Happy

What is the first thing or thought that comes into your mind when you hear the word “happiness”? Many people have varying definitions or explanations about this specific word. The reality is that everyone aspires to reach a certain level of happiness or pure bliss. If you consider yourself as an aspirant, then be sure to read this article from start to finish. You will be surprised with the ideas presented that will motivate you to choose a life full of happiness.


Know What Makes You Smile

The initial step that you need to complete is to identify the things, persons, and circumstances that can make you smile. The goal is to surround yourself with all these so that you will have an improved attitude about all the good things that are going on in your life.


Exercise Regularly

“Exercise and physical activity keep your body fit, which in turns helps to keep your mind fit,” according to psychologist John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Make it a habit of becoming physically active on a regular basis. As much as possible, spend at least thirty minutes to one hour doing some exercises. Take note that this is something you can do at home. You no longer need to go to the gym or parks before you can engage in exercise activities.


Be Mindful At All Times

Do not underestimate the importance of mindfulness. Keep yourself in the present of every moment so that you will not end up feeling lost. One of the things that you can do here is to try enrolling for yoga or Pilates classes. These activities will train you how to become more aware of what is happening around you.


Do What You Love

Life is absolutely too short to waste it doing something that makes you feel frustrated and sad. Do not be afraid to let go or walk away from a stressful situation because you deserve so much more. Find time to keep on doing what you love. As you continue to invest in this activity, you will feel more relaxed. In the long run, it would be a lot easier on your part to spread happiness to others.


Choose To Be Kind

Never wish something bad or negative to happen in the lives of the people that you dislike. Take note that you have the right to choose the person whom you want to be generous with. Do not be selfish with what you have because it will only increase the negativity in your life. Dr. Barbara Fredrickson has concluded that “positivity helps “broaden our ideas about possible actions, opening our awareness to a wider range of thoughts and actions than is typical.”


Try A New Passion

Do you feel bored with the kind of life that you are living right now? Do not worry because you can always fix the said problem. All you have to do is to explore something new in your life. Look for a new passion that can keep you busy. Invest your time and effort with a new hobby that you can be passionate about.


Happiness is not something that you can buy in a store. You have to work hard before you can achieve it. Otherwise, you will only end up suffering even more. The reason most people find happiness to be elusive is that they don’t do the things that they need to in order to experience mental wellness,” says Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D. Seek help from the right people to ensure that you will achieve pure bliss at the right time.

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Marie Miguel

Professional Experience Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade; covering a variety of health-related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to target subjects related to anxiety and depression specifically. As an editor, contributor, and writer for over 100 online publications Marie has covered topics related to depression, anxiety, stress, grief, various phobias, and difficult family circumstances. With regular content published on mental health authorities like TheMighty, Yahoo, GoodMenProject, ADAA, CCPA-ACCP, Silverts, AMHCA, etc... Marie has shown both her passion and dedication to discussing & educating topics related to mental health and wellness. With an understanding that there is never too much information and helpful research about mental health in all of its forms, she continues to look for new and creative ways to both start discussions & engage with others about these important topics. Before becoming an online researcher and writer, she worked as an Administrative Executive with different industries namely telecom, security workforce providers, trading companies, exclusive hotel and concierge services. After ten years of working in different industries, she decided to enter the world of freelancing in able to give more time to her precious daughter. Given this opportunity, it helped her discover and realize that she is both capable and passionate about expressing her opinions in creative and influential ways via writing. Education Marie Miguel is a loyalty awardee of St. Paul College where she spent her primary and secondary education. She holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Computer Applications from De La Salle University - College of St. Benilde where she was also on the Dean's List for consecutive semesters during her college years. "My Philosophy on Mental Health & Wellness" It takes passion for being an expert researcher and writer of mental health related topics. Having lived through traumatic experiences in the past, it has become easier to express my opinions and findings I've discovered while researching a variety of situations and subjects. I aim to inspire every person that reads mental health & wellness related articles to provide hope in every struggle; just as my experiences have taught me. Additionally, I strive to contribute to the continual progression of mental health awareness by providing helpful information and significant resources to understand further the importance of keeping a healthy mind and well-being.