Everyone’s primary goal in life is to be wholly happy. Whether it be in their personal or working lives, individuals seek comfort in knowing that they will be happy in whatever they partake. At my tender age of 20, I don’t know much, but my life is somewhat fantastic so far.
These are my guidelines for staying happy:
1. WAKE UP AND BE HAPPY!
A happy and healthy start to the new day is best. If you wake up and decide to have a good day, thou shalt have a good day. Chastise any trifling, scheming iniquity that comes your way. I am also not opposed to throwing some serious shade when being tried; the trick is to move on immediately, so it has no effect on your life.
2. FIND YOUR MANTRA AND LIVE BY IT.
Your mantra will get you through the day. You will be fierce and ready for any obstacle. No awkward Taylor Swift/Kanye moments for you. Or if you are the Kanye in the situation, speak your truth.
3. KNOW WHAT YOU WANT.
What are your goals? Are you happy? What would you change? What can you change? These are some questions to ask yourself to get to the bottom of what it is you wish to accomplish.
4. FIND SOME ALONE TIME… ENJOY IT!
Steal some time away from your busy schedule for yourself daily. Do what you want- sleep, dance, sing, watch tv, write, anything that you enjoy doing. I have karaoke and dancing sessions. I sing into the broom. Then watch YouTube videos and eat.
5. DO THE THINGS YOU LOVE MORE OFTEN
Embrace what makes you happy. Hang out with friends, dance, sing or talk to someone special.
6. DRIFT AWAY FROM YOUR COMFORT ZONE
Do something unexpected. One day from every week/month let yourself go. Dress differently, try new foods or explore another culture. Have no regrets! (Avoid illegal activities.)
7. SMILE MORE:)
Every day, I try to smile at the little things. I have a good tummy laugh at least once per day, and I complain less. Don’t stay in your funk. Besides, laughter is the best medicine, and it relieves stress.
8. MAKE LISTS/ ORGANIZE
I use a planner and make to-do lists to get me through the day. I use two different marker colors to track my daily success ( green for completed and yellow for getting there). The more green marks I see, the more fulfilling my day was. Organizing is particularly perfect for people who are procrastinators.
Get rid of ANYTHING that is unnecessary or unwanted in your life: toxic relationships and people, materialistic things, etc. Make more space in your life for new experiences. Surround yourself with individuals who respect you, want the best for you and people who will make a positive contribution to your life.
My exercise is mostly walking and dancing, but my friends tell me exercising is refreshing. They say they feel more active and rejuvenated. Usually, I sit, eat and watch while they exercise.
11. KICK ASS AND TAKE NAMES
In colloquial terms- Slay bitch, slay! Whatever you do, and wherever you go, start with a positive attitude. Determine you will get the results you want and don’t look back.
But what do I know? I’m only 20 right! But you and I know that it is never too late to make improvements to your life. Try something new every day. Be happy. We are young and free, and we learn about ourselves daily.
Again, be happy and stay slaying. Until next time…