In general, happiness depends greatly on how we perceive life and what we focus our attention on.
You can easily be more positive at work
When we are the type of person who sees the glass half full, we are more likely to be happy, as opposed to when we perceive the glass as half empty. The filters or glasses we put on to look at life are one of the most important factors contributing to our emotional state.
That said, we can do conscious exercises that quickly help us change the mood we find ourselves in. We can create habits that will help us focus on gratitude and having a positive outlook in life, which, if perfected, is a task that will give us a life full of happy and fulfilling moments.
Below are some ideas of habits that are highly effective in generating a positive approach and therefore leading to greater gratitude and happiness in our daily lives:
1- Keep a notebook in which you write at least 3 things you are grateful for.
It has been proven that when people take the time out of their busy schedules to be appreciative and thankful for what they have, their level of happiness increases.
2- Take 10 conscious and deep breaths during the day.
Oxygenating the brain and doing conscious breathing helps relax the body and mind, leading to states of greater contemplation and joy.
3- Listen to your favorite tune or melody.
Indeed, music is a great tool to change your mood and has been proven to have therapeutic effects on the brain. Also, instrumental music without any lyrics is a great performance enhancer.
4- Recognize the great work of your colleagues.
Congratulating your coworkers helps create a positive and encouraging ambience for others to do the same with you. When we focus on what we do well, we tend to be happier than when we focus on our failures and those of others.
5- Take philanthropic action.
By feeling useful and meeting your needs to contribute to humanity, you´ll feel like a better human being. Doing volunteer work and being a good Samaritan is another great way to increase your level of happiness.
6- Smile more often.
Multiple studies show that people who smile more frequently often experience greater joy than the ones who only use a smile from time to time.
Just by practicing a few of these habits consistently, you will see your mood transforming into a more relaxed, positive and harmonious state.
When your focus is on the wonderful things out there in life, you will become more aware of the wonderful things that happen to you in your daily life and you will be able to admire the “small” big miracles of life more easily.
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