5 tips to make yourself happier
Have you experienced additional stress, anxiety or even depression this past year?
It’s no secret that the pandemic has taken a toll on many people. They are worried about COVID-19, their families, whether they’ll have jobs, and more.
Those stresses can play out at work and make people less productive. If we are feeling down, what can we do?
It turns out that making ourselves happy is a skill. And if we learn it, we can manage our stressful lives, boost ourselves up with positivity, and, in general, deal with all of the stressful and anxious surroundings we live in now.
Here are five tips to creating more happiness in your life.
1 – Life is hard, sometimes, so manage your expectations
You are bombarded with marketing messages that say products can make our lives easier. To make matters worse, we are on social media, which can project a very unrealistic life others are living. Covid-19 has shown us a whole new scale of suffering many nations have not seen in a century or more. To counter this, you have to manage your expectations and learn healthy ways to deal with setbacks.
2 – Being happy is probably not be a daily thing
You’ll never feel like you are living on cloud nine every day. You’ll experience emotions that will have you feeling blue. That’s OK because if you can learn to accept those feelings, you’ll find yourself happier more often in the long run.
3 – Don’t fight life
Life is going to make a lot of decisions for us, even if we disagree. If you don’t have control over something, there’s no sense in wasting energy on it. It’s best to learn to move on quickly and learn to spend your time on things you can control.
4 – Be positive
There’s nothing wrong with having an optimistic attitude and view of life. Focusing on the positive is not the easiest thing, but it will help you become a more happy person than if you focus on the negative. There will be situations that crop up where you need to focus on negative things in life. But if you have the choice, think positively.
5 – Build yourself up
It’s easy to dwell on your weaknesses. But you can just as easily think about your strengths. It’s also recommended you bring other people like your family and your co-workers into the process by sharing and asking them for feedback.
If you’re a business owner or HR representative, you can add to your employees’ happiness by giving them commuter benefits. Commuter benefits allow employees to save $270 per month tax-free that they can use to purchase transportation to work. The options include mass transit, qualified parking and rideshares. You can also get your team prepaid cards to buy mobility transportation rides on e-bikes and e-scooters.
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