If there’s one thing we’ve learned about happiness, it cannot be found in just one facet of your life. There’s no straight line to get there, either.
If you think that having money, or achieving a certain standard of beauty will be the key to optimal happiness, you will be disappointed. The key to finding happiness is to find joy in your life every day.
Here are 5 simple steps to find joy in every day (even the hard ones) you can build the foundation for a happier, more radical life.
Make self-care a part of your routine
Everyone deserves an opportunity to hit the “reset” button and take some time for self-care. Whether it’s a nightly skincare routine (shop some favorites here) or just a peaceful morning meditation, make sure to integrate even a short amount of time each week for yourself.
Surround yourself with positive people
Yes, we have to take responsibility for our own happiness, but the people we surround ourselves with can play an integral part in our joy. Find people whose energies complement yours to dramatically increase your chances for happiness and success. We’ve profiled some truly RADICAL people here, take a look for some inspiration!
Live in the now
It’s easy to let worries about the past or future affect our day-to-day joy, but if we spend time hyper-focused on things that aren’t happening in the PRESENT, we do not make time to appreciate the wonderful things that are happening NOW. Every morning, make a commitment to focus on the joy in your life today.
Appreciate the little things
Joy isn’t one-dimensional. It doesn’t have to be something that is attached to a large-scale or long-term goal. Some days, it might be a sparkling clean home, or a week where you check every item off your to-do list. Learn to find joy in the little things and you’ll be much happier TODAY.
We know that brain chemistry impacts happiness. If your mind is constantly filled with worry, you will manifest this stress and it will affect your life. Take some time to meditate and clear your mind of worry. Instead, focus on the good and you will be on your way to manifesting radical change.