Only YOU have the power to make yourself truly happy, content and calm in all possible situations. Do not hold yourself back and sabotage yourself from being happy.
It is very important to be happy, actually. If you’re not happy, you will be less productive and may also end up ruining opportunities. Plus, unhappy people are also often depressed, which may impact their relationships.
Happiness has a lot to do with calmness but these are two different states. Being calm is a lot more about being under control. However, those who are calm are also often happy.
Let’s have a look at how you can remain calm in all situations:
Slow down your thinking process:
Most of the time negative thoughts accumulate into our minds when we tend to overthink in any given situation. Whenever you come across a bad spot, think about it patiently and ask yourself “would it matter next month or next year?” If not, then try to let go of it.
Not everything needs your reaction. Try to be less emotional in such times.
Don’t wait for certain things to be happy:
Do not count on others to make your happy. Your happiness is in your own hands. You do not need someone or something to make you happy.
Stop searching for happiness. It’s always around you. A lot of us base our happiness on different scenarios. Consider exam results. We’ll be happy if we pass with shining grades and go into a state of depression if we get poor grades. This means we put our happiness into the hands of our result.
While it’s important to get good grades, having it impact your mood can be very bad. You should instead stay positive, work harder and try to achieve better scores in your next attempt.
Be in a Positive Company
Stay away from people who make you anxious. We all carry energy so surround yourself with people who ooze positivity and make you feel better.
Establish a stress-management strategy:
See what makes you feel less stressed. Some therapies can work. You can try listening to music. It works like a charm. Essential oils can also often do the trick. Lavender, specifically, can be a good option to reduce stress.
You have to find what works for you. It is very important to have a way to reduce stress and be calm. Some tricks include:
- Talking to someone about the situation
- Eating food (people also smoke, but that’s bad for health)
- Listening to music
- Going for massages
- Writing a diary, etc.
Stay active and fit:
Your body is capable of a lot of things but you have to first take care of it. Eat healthy meals, take enough sleep and exercise on a regular basis. When you exercise, your body releases happy hormones called endorphins. These hormones can have a very positive impact on your mind.
You don’t have to hit the gym. Staying active by taking a brisk walk everyday for 30 minutes can do the trick. You can also enjoy other calming techniques such as yoga.
Other than this, consumer healthy meals. The food that you eat can have a very positive impact on your mood. In fact, certain foods, such as fried foods, have been proven to make people feel depressed.
Follow these simple tips and you will be able to keep your mind in your own control. The key lies in knowing what works and what doesn’t.