let’s do our bit to bring joy in our lives. Read through with me.
Our planet is suffering from a major pandemic. The life of entire human beings is at risk!
With so much negativity around us, it can be tough to feel joyful every day. However, there are certain habits you can practice every day to bring joy to your life.
Happiness or Joy not only just makes us feel better, in fact, being happy has amazing health benefits too.
Trust me, even if you practice just a few of them, you will feel joyful.
Let us go through 10 of such habits that bring joy to our lives.
1. Be Grateful
No matter whatever situation you are stuck in, you can always find a few reasons to be thankful. Appreciating every little thing builds a positive mindset. Therefore, make sure to take out a few minutes every day to ponder upon your life.
Look out for the numerous reasons to be thankful for. Someday you may go through bad times. Even in those tough times, you can find reasons to be thankful for. It could be anything such as being alive, eating meals, living under the roof, etc.
Once you start appreciating every little thing in your life you will feel joyful.
2. Engage In Making Something
Try this! You will get instant results for sure! Whether you go through a rough day or a normal day, try to take out a few minutes to engage in something you love doing.
If you don’t know what brings you joy then experiment with different things. Try your hands-on cooking, painting, singing, writing, etc. Don’t get impatient after trying once. Keep trying! You will figure it out over a course of time.
Remember, you don’t have to necessarily be the master of it. You just need to find joy in doing that. Once you discover that one thing, the joy you will find in doing that will be immense.
Engage in the activity every day and never give up. It will offer you joy and reward you lifelong.
3. Learn A New Skill
This one is somehow connected to the previous one. But this time, the idea is to push you out of your comfort zone.
It’s natural to feel scared when you are trying to learn a new skill. But you need to trust yourself and inculcate the habit of learning a new skill.
Once you do this, you will feel proud of yourself. So try learning new skills such as swimming, reading, graphic designing, etc.
4. Connect With People
If you are introvert then chances are high that you will find this point daunting. Even as an introvert, you would have someone in your life that you trust and can have conversation at great lengths.
Just look for real connections. Engage in conversations with your loved ones. Start with small talks. You won’t realize when these small talks turn into an hour chat. You may end up having the best conversation of your life.
Connecting with the right people broadens your thought process and ultimately fills your life with joy.
5. Explore different places
I know this is not the right time to mention this point. But once this chaos of the pandemic settles, then try exploring different places.
You don’t need to climb mountains. Just start local! Visit the interesting places in your city. Make a pact to visit at least one new place every week. You will naturally start feeling joyful!
6. Listen To Music
Listening to music is a great way to bring joy every day. You know, sometimes our loved ones fail to understand our true emotions. In such times, there is always a song to understand you.
Listening to music fills you with such a soothing effect. Songs are instant mood booster. So, listen to music every day and create your favourite playlist to add joy to your life every day.
7. Meeting New People
Honestly, meeting new people is not my thing but off-late I have found it fruitful.
Meeting new people and knowing their perspectives on different matters develops your thoughts. Knowing their experiences and stories will certainly fill you with joy.
8. Connect to old friends
The hectic work schedule has undoubtedly hampered the social life of a lot of people. In course of getting admission to our dream college, we often get so occupied with studying that we often forget our old friends.
At times, it is good to take a break from the chaos and talk to friends. It’s great to be lost in nostalgia for a few minutes or hours. Remember the old golden days instantly bring joy.
No matter what you achieve in your life, never forget the contributions of these friends in your life.
Look around you! There are a lot of people who need our help. A blind man may need someone’s hand to cross the road. The beggar may need food or money.
If you don’t find anything then find an NGO nearby. Play with the children there. Talk to the people in old age home. You will feel a wave of instant peace and joy in engaging in those activities.
10. Play With Pets
Pets are good at filling our life with joy. It has been scientifically proven that playing with pets even for a little while can reduce our stress levels significantly.
Pets are such an adorable creature that you just can’t stop yourself to smile, looking at them. Their funny activities create a joyful environment. So if possible, adopt a pet to bring joy to your life.
Living a joyful life is a choice. There are various things around us to bring joy to our life.
However, you need to have a positive outlook on life. If you have a pessimistic behaviour, then no matter what you do in life, you will never find joy.
Try developing an optimistic outlook. You will find joy even in the toughest moments of your life.