In the current scenario of constant comparison, competition, stress and the fear of missing out, we often find it difficult to be happy. This World Happiness Day (20 March), let’s embark on a journey of more happiness and joy every day.
Happiness can be described as a sense of well-being, joy or contentment. Here are five ways that can help you be happier:
1. Miracle list
Create a list of all the things that you are grateful for. Taking the time to appreciate what you have in your life can help shift your focus away from what you lack and increase feelings of happiness. Try keeping a gratitude journal in which you write down the things you’re grateful for each day.
Regular physical activity has been shown to boost mood, improve sleep and increase happiness. Taking up a sport such as football, tennis, swimming, or even something as simple as taking a walk, can lead to greater happiness.
Dr Resham Satyani is an educator by profession and a teen life coach by passion. She has over a decade of teaching experience at various high schools in Mumbai. After completing her Ph.D. in management studies she has found her Ikigai as a life coach and career counsellor for teenagers.