Factors that we can control, including our social circles and how we choose to spend our free time, are instrumental in how we get through the tougher times, as well as our day-to-day level of happiness.
Train Yourself to Be Happier
Resilience, the ability to bounce back from difficult situations, can predict how satisfied you are in life. Learning to be more resilient can help you stay strong and positive in the face of daily upsets as well as major life events. It can boost self-esteem, help you be less afraid of change, and encourage you to take risks where you could fail.
Practice saying “no”
to requests to take on projects you’d prefer to avoid.
Focus on the present.
Try not to worry about what may never happen or what’s already in the past.
Keep a list of what’s bothering you
and schedule five minutes a day to review the list.
Give your brain a 10-minute break
each day by sitting in a quiet place and focusing on your breathing.
Consider placing a photo of your favorite spot where you can easily see it. Whenever you feel stressed, you could look at that photo, imagining for a moment how it feels, looks, sounds, and even smells to be there.