7 Ways to Protect Your Happiness | Victoria Jiju
Within this life, you will experience so many ups and downs. Often it's the bad times that stay with us longer than good times. Therefore, I believe it's imperative to try and look after your own happiness and promote it more frequently within everyday life. Below you will find 7 simple-ish tips that will help you protect your own happiness. After all, we only have one life, so we may as well try to spend it as happy as possible, right?
1. Focus on the here and now.
2. Cancel Commitments
3. Take The Day Off
To reiterate your body is intuitive, it knows when it needs to stop and have a break, its important to listen to it in order to protect your happiness. Sometimes you just need to take the day off from laundry, the cooking, the dishes, or even work. Once every so often (not too much, you don't want to get fired) your allowed to take the time to get yourself together. If your feeling like life is getting away from you and you just can't cope, allowing your body time to catch up is just as valid of an excuse as taking time off to let your body heal from sickness. Truthfully, I wish I knew this is my last job because I pushed my body way too far and reached breaking point and I don't want anyone to ever feel like that, so trust me, take a break when you need it.
4. Stop Comparing Yourself
Embrace yourself, your beautiful faults, and your amazing quirks because they are you and there is nothing wrong with that. In fact, it's beautiful, there is only one you and you're totally unique. Don't try to blend in, be your own best friend, and talk yourself up because you deserve it. You don't need to be pretty like her, you need to be pretty like you. Stop comparing yourself to everyone else, makeup and filters are rife today and more to point, you can be pretty amazing just by being you. When you're constantly comparing yourself, you're training your brain to be unkind and if you wouldn't talk to your friend how you're talking yourself, you shouldn't be doing it.
5. Be a Nice Person
It's nice to be nice. Think nice, be nice, radiate nice. When you're nice to others your reputation proceeds you, making others feel good, makes you feel good. Its almost like you protect your own happiness by allowing others to experience small pockets of happiness you give them when you're nice
6. Enjoy Your Own Company
There's something very important in getting comfortable with your own company. Allowing yourself to get to know what you like and you don't like, knowing you can make yourself happy without relying on anyone or anything else. Enjoying your own company means you're confident in making life decisions and you do things simply to benefit your own happiness instead of trying to impress others.
7. Please Yourself
Quite simply please yourself. Stop focusing on being a people pleaser, stop sacrificing your happiness in favor of somebody else's. Focus upon making decisions that will benefit your overall happiness. You don't have to be rude or nasty to achieve this, find a balance in always being nice but setting boundaries that allow your happiness to thrive
Thanks for reading,