Happiness is the thing that can change everything. People become more productive, more focused, and above all, happier. However, people usually focus on the things that are going to happen in the future like the promotion they’re working toward, a dream vacation coming up, the arrival of the baby, among others. But those things aren’t perpetual and so neither is the happiness triggered by them. In order to find perpetual happiness, one needs to find joy in his/her everyday life.
Here are some simple ways to find joy in everyday life.
Fostering the habit of disengagement
While it’s important for everyone to become fully engaged in the tasks at hand, periodic disengagement is also crucial in order to seek renewal. It’s good to take up more workload but it’s also required to stop periodically and not to add work to the days. It’ll provide the person with a better way to manage his/her energy and to do things according to his/her wish and thus, become joyful.
Appreciating little things
There’re lots of little things that people don’t even consider. But to find joy in everyday life, one needs to notice them and try pointing out the small pleasure hidden in those activities. In this context, focusing on the present moment plays an extremely important role in order to be able to notice when those things happen and how effectively they happen.
Though the present world places a huge amount of importance on celebrating massive victories and big accomplishments, it’s important to focus on the little things which make one happy, joyful, and fully alive.
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What do you do to find happiness in everyday life? Let me know in the comments section below. To take the conversation further, you can reach out to me on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. To have a valuable read on how to stay happy, remember to check out my book From Despair to Hope and Healing: One Woman’s Journey in Poem.
Ignacz, Gabriella. “Five things you can do to find joy in everyday life.” Wellbeing for Mothers, February 1, 2019. https://wellbeingformothers.com/2019/02/01/five-things-you-can-do-to-find-joy-in-everyday-life/
Gascoigne, Joel. “6 Simple Things You Can Do Every Day to Be Consistently Happy.” buffer, Updated March 18, 2016. https://buffer.com/resources/6-simple-things-i-do-every-day-to-be-consistently-happy