Life is filled with ups and downs for all of us. Don’t let anyone fool you. We all have our good days and bad days. But the key to staying happy and fulfilled is to ensure the good days are more than the bad days. We have the key to our happiness. No one can truly make us happy if we are not happy with ourselves. So the key to staying happy and fulfilled starts and ends with us.
So how do we ensure we stay happy and satisfied with all the craziness in the world? For some people that means becoming more mindful but for others it’s trying a calming remedy or piece of music. Finding what works for you is key when it comes to stuff like this and often it never hurts to try both or several solutions at a time. Here are 5 tips that have worked for me. You may find they work for you too.
Keep my circle small
There are a lot of people who want us in their lives for the wrong reasons. I am glad I am able to see through these people and stay far away from them. The last thing anyone needs is to have a toxic person around constantly or be around people who truly do not wish you well for whatever reason. Keeping my circle small means I don’t have to deal with those people. And it works great for my state of mind. Keeping your circle small and tight is one way of staying on top of your happiness.
My circle is so small that it only comprises of family and a few friends. I still relate with different people outside my circle but in a different way. It works great for me.
Follow my passion
My joy keeps me very happy. The fact that I am my own boss and I can do as I please never gets old for me. Following my passion keeps me fulfilled. Working long hours in a. job I have zero interest in would suck away all my happiness. Following your passion and doing a job you love is a great way to stay in control of your life and stay happy.
Listen to good music
Some that know me well in real life know that I am a sucker for good music. I am forever listening to songs on my Spotify. I listen to all sorts of genres, from Rap to pop, from R&B to African Jams. Music is like food to my soul and it feeds me. I would be lost without great music.
I love travelling. If I had an unlimited budget, I would visit a new country every month. I have been to a couple of countries and I have a long list of countries I want to visit or revisit. I have been to Dubai, Italy, US, Spain, Germany, France, Amsterdam, Ireland and many more. There are still many cities in these countries I would love to explore some more and I am dying to go somewhere new before the year ends. Travel and experiencing how other people live in their world makes me very happy.
Stay grateful and have a positive outlook
Gratitude is everything which is why I always remember to stay grateful. Regardless of what life throws at me, I ensure I stay positive and thankful. Negative energy has no space in my world, which is why there is no room for toxic people in my life. Staying grateful and having a positive outlook helps you attract more good things into your life.
Having a gratitude journal does help. It makes sense to write down 10 things you are grateful for regularly. That way you remember how blesses you are and stay grateful.
I hope you find these tips useful. These are just a few ways I stay happy and fulfilled. I could go on and on with these tips. Exercise, good food and my beauty sleep also help me stay happy. And I am sure you have many ways of staying on top of your happiness. Please feel free to share your own tips in the comments section. And remember to share this post. It may help someone struggling.
Thank you for reading.