10 Tips To Be A Happier Woman
We’ve all been there, that feeling of being down or that we let ourselves go and nothing anyone says can make it better. Happiness is different for every person, but it's only through searching and taking action that we find what works best for us. We at Hellotittie want to remind our readers that there is never a reason to stop smiling, so here are some tips to help you realize this too:
Say “oh well,” not “what if.” If you’re ever contemplating doing something whether it is buying something for yourself, going on a trip or something risky like asking for a promotion at your job, do it. What’s the worst thing that can happen? You would rather look back and say “oh well” instead of constantly saying to yourself — “I wish I just bought it,” “I wish I just went” or “What would’ve happen if I had just asked?” It will eat away at you and you will end up beating yourself up over it, which causes unnecessary stress. The only risk you should avoid at all costs is the risk of doing nothing.
Be proactive. About 40 percent of your happiness level is within your control. Take time to reflect and think about what you want to do or what are some things you can do that will make you happy. Sitting around is the worst thing you can do when you’re feeling down. It is scientifically proven that staying active boosts your endorphins, which make you happier.
Know that money can’t buy happiness. Not having money to pay your bills can of course, be depressing. But always remember that the people you surround yourself with such as family and friends and the memories you create with them are far more meaningful and will provide you with much more happiness than money could ever buy. After all, what’s the fun in having everything you want in life if you don’t have anyone to share it with? Plus, no matter how many things you have, it will never be enough.
Don’t think you have to be the best. People that feel the need to always go above and beyond and better than the rest tend to be less happier people because they expend more time and energy reaching decisions, and they’re often anxious about their choices. Sometimes good enough is really good enough.
Stop over thinking. As mentioned before, people spend too much time wondering "what if" and feeling like the weight of the world is on their shoulders. But if you take the time to stop and put things in perspective, you'll find that these things you are overthinking really don't matter that much. In other words, just let it go and move on, so you can focus on other important things and enjoy life. You'll be much happier as a result.
Don’t eat as a result of depression. The only feeling worse than being sad are the feelings of guilt and loss of control when you give into depression and let yourself go. It’s easy to become isolated in grief, but that doesn’t solve anything. When things get tough, the best thing to do is pick yourself back up no matter if it’s 100 times harder than falling apart. It's not how many times you get knocked down that count, it's how many times you get back up.
Be grateful. Sometimes you may not realize it, but there are so many things to be grateful for. It could be the little things in life such as your being able to walk or wake up in the morning or big things like your family. Identify what it is you’re grateful for and you will start to realize that, like we said, there is never a reason to stop smiling.
Help others. Take that energy you are using up with frustration and anger and put it toward someone or something that is really in need. Knowing that you helped someone, even in the smallest way, will make you feel better about yourself as you will take joy in knowing you helped make someone else’s life a little better.
Surround yourself with positive people. If people are trying to discourage you or bring you down, then they don’t belong in your life. Surrounding yourself with people who see the good in things will lift your spirits and in turn, make you a happier person.
Fake it until you make it! Feelings follow actions. If you tell yourself you can do something and be happy, it will eventually follow suit.
I hope this helped!