December is here. November was a hectic month for me. How was it for you?
There’s this fantastic book I read some time ago, ‘The Book Of Joy’. It was written by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. I find myself thinking about the book from time to time, especially when things are tough. There’s a quote from the book that reminds me about how I am largely responsible for my happiness.
Life will always bring its storms, and truly there may be times when you have more reasons to be sad than to smile. But remember;
“Much depends on your attitude. If you are filled with negative judgment and anger, then you will feel separate from other people. You will feel lonely. But if you have an open heart and are filled with trust and friendship, even if you are physically alone, even living a hermit’s life, you will never feel lonely.”
There are many reasons why you may struggle with finding happiness. The state of the economy is a source of anxiety for a lot of us. The insecurity in our country is another as well as the COVID-19 pandemic that just keeps on taking lives and changing the landscape of our lives.
So, you may wonder, ‘What is there to be happy about?’
Scientists have found that being happy helps to boost your immune system, reduce your stress levels, and protect your heart. On the other hand, remaining in a state of unhappiness is linked to increased susceptibility to diseases, reduced productivity, and heightened stress levels. I am not asking you to walk around with a fake smile all day, I am simply saying that you need to find ways to keep your inner peace in the midst of the storm.
For a lot of us, our spirituality helps to keep us centered. Other ways to lift your mood include;
- Listening to happy songs
- Exercising (go for a run or a walk in nature when you are down
- Meditation & Gratitude Journaling (Count your blessings)
- Get enough sleep (6 – 8 hours)
- Eat healthy food
These simple but powerful tips can go a long way in turning your mood and outlook of life around. Sometimes, your low mood may be as a result of loneliness, if this is so, you need to read this article on coping with loneliness.
If your unhappiness is persistent and impacts your ability to stay connected with those you love or productive at work. You need to speak to a mental health expert. The good news is that I have a great 3 in 1 package that gives you access to consult a psychologist, as well as nutritionists and doctors virtually. Click here to buy the plan now.
Over 44 million people have recovered from COVID-19 globally.
So, tell me;
Are you happy? Write me back and let me know