A happy life is a good life both for you and for your family too. You can create it on your own too. The following can be some practical ways to live a happy and better life:
1. Kindness is the key to happiness:
When you are driving, give a lift to the person asking for it. Grasp the door of any shop for an unknown person. It does not only mean that you want to receive back whatever you are providing, but you do it for your inner peace too, these little acts brings about the feeling of happiness
2. Appreciate others:
Tell others about whatever you feel good in them. It can only be their presences which give you positive vibes, their dressing, their communication skills, their cooking, their voice or so.
3. Avoid negative people:
Cutting negative off from your life makes space for freshness and positivity.
4. Stay away from negativity:
It could be the newspaper, websites or the show running on theTV, any magazine or sad music, superficial websites or blog. See some positive alternatives and search for some inspiring and life thrilling news, music or so.
5. Be 5 or 10 minutes early:
Mostly, we reach late to our destination due to laziness. But, sometimes getting up a few minutes before the usual time of awakening can bring a new change in your life. It may change your way of thinking and might bring positivity because you are working with a quite relax mind than usual.
6. Be adventurous:
Cook or order a new dish when wanting to eat. Read some different book or watch a movie that is unmatched to your taste. Learning a bit about a strange topic that you are not actually interested in, is also a healthy practice. In this way, you gain more knowledge and experience and start seeing things with a new dimension. It will make you somewhat adventurous as you are allowing yourself to come out from your comfort zone.
7. Recognize your strengths.
Try out walking on the changed route than usual. Sometimes pick the difficult road for walking. Learn to say no when it is unnecessary. Avoid meaningless conversations and arguments. Keep quiet and speak only when it is needed.
8. Show some kindness to yourself:
Sometimes forgiving yourself for making a mistake releases the negativity inside you and thus make room for positivity. Observe what you have gained from your mistake. Keep an eye on your flaws and try to improve yourself day by day.
9. Learn to share:
Sharing your things like clothes, food, accessories and even bed with your loved ones or the ones you cared for makes you a big hearted person. It brings you inner peace and happiness. Similarly, removing older things either from your wardrobe or from your drawers make room for newer and good things. You can donate such things which you do not need anymore, any book, clothes, shoes, jewelry, crockery etc. The donation makes you feel lighter and it is a good way to spread joy and happiness to the society too. Try to do it regularly ad occasionally as well.