You can add more happiness and light to your life by doing some small, simple acts everyday. Though small and simple, these acts will improve your outlook and make your life more enjoyable. Even when under pressure and strain, or in the midst of problems and difficulties, there are many seemingly insignificant actions that can help improve the way you feel.
Below are 3 basic things that will help improve the quality of contentment in your life.
Be satisfied and appreciative of what you have.
Envy and the desire for things you don't have is one of the major causes of unhappiness. How does money relate to life-satisfaction? It's not supposed to be how much we have, but our perception of what we have. Our expectations and perception are major factors in our level of satisfaction. Sadly, it is possible to never be satisfied despite countless accomplishments, possessions, and opportunities. If you want to amplify your happiness, learn to appreciate the little things, and be grateful for what you have. You may not realize it, but you DO have a lot of things which other people will die to have - so the secret lies in being happy with what you are blessed with.
Don't drown yourself in sorrow and disappointment.
When something goes wrong try to figure out a solution instead of wallowing in self-pity. Truly happy people don't allow setbacks to affect their mood because they know that with a little thought they can turn the circumstances back to their favor. Finding the humor in situations can also lead to happiness. While there are times that require you to be serious, when it is appropriate, find a way to make light of a situation that would otherwise make you unhappy.
Surround yourself with true friends.
Building strong personal relationships should be one of your highest priorities. Connecting with someone in a meaningful way provides rewards on many levels. Having someone there for you when you need to vent is just one of them. If you are there for them when they need a shoulder to lean on, then chances are they will help you through your tough times. Rather than looking at you as weak, the opportunity to help you, will build trust in the relationship. You will be seen as someone who isn't afraid to let down their guard and show their true self. We are social creatures, with a wide range of emotions. Sharing what you really think will give you a chance to listen to another point of view. Usually when a friend shares their perspective, situations seem less daunting. If you have a friend with a good sense of humor, all the better.
Build a social circle of positive people. The uplifting spirit is contagious. Surrounded by people who see opportunities, rather than difficult times, is a sure way to change your perspective. Surround yourself with happy people who will lift you up -simply because happiness is infectious.