Everyone has their opinion on how happiness is to be achieved. Actually, everyone has their opinion what happiness actually is. Is it money? Is it family? Travel, good food etc? The answers cannot be counted.
The simple truth however is that no matter what your idea of being happy is, there is one thing that you should take care of before you can achieve it. You should be content with what you are currently doing and also have a clear idea of the things that you want to do in the future.
This is harder than you think, but there are several seemingly little things that you can do in order to get the results you are hoping for. They might not seem to be related in any way to your goals, but it has been scientifically proven that they help live a healthier and more pleasant life and ultimately, yes, to be happy.
For starters, one need comfort and comfort, contrary to popular believe, cannot be bought. Actually, a recent study conveyed in the US clearly indicates that even though poor people are generally less happy than those who do not have financial troubles, households that earn more than 75 000 US per year are not happier than those who earn the same amount of money or slightly below. Just the opposite, the more money you have it seems, the more stressed and unhappy you become, the study show. So, instead of dreaming of fortune and glory, manage your expectations and strive for financial stability.
Create a comfortable environment in which to live in. This is very important for a variety of reasons that are tightly related both to the way you feel and your productivity. Your home is the place that you should feel best in and would enable you to relax and regain energy that is much needed for facing the day-to-day challenges of your professional life. That is why your home should be in a perfect condition at all times. Home cleaning is not something to be taken lightly, and clutter should be driven off your property constantly.
The third aspect that will lead to a more fulfilling life is to build strong family relationships and friendships. Humans are group animals, which means that we need interactions with members of our species in order to function properly. So, it is of utmost importance for achieving permanent happiness in your life to have people you trust, like and enjoying being around. New research again indicates that with friends it is the same as with money – it is not about the quantity you have, but about the quality. And never forget that your family consists of the people who are closest to you, so they should be your top priority. Good family life is probably the best precursor to happiness you can hope for.
Good food, enough sleep and working on your dreams while not forgetting to manage your expectations accordingly are among the other vital factors that you should have in mind.