To build a happier life, you will need to ask yourself a very important question about each thing in your life: Does this really make me happy? While it is true that happiness comes from deep inside a person, happiness also has the experiential side, the happiness you experience in the real world. For example, if you received some tax rebate or a financial gift, that will surely bring a smile to your world instead of a bill you were not expecting.
The easiest way to start building a happier life is to eliminate those activities that are clearly not generating any happiness for you. It’s possible they give some momentary pleasure but long term wise; the gains are minimal or even negative. Why invest in activities that don’t give you benefits?
You can start off by reducing your email volume. Reduce the urge to sign up for everything which gives marketers permission to send you deal offers and messages. Less emails means less time spending replying and processing through emails. In this way, you will only get the more important personal emails which are the emails that count. Also, think about the time you will save from processing emails. You can use that for other happiness inducing activities.
A lot of people waste time online through social networking. It can surely give a momentary pleasure but long term wise; it is a very big time investment. You can easily use the saved time to work on other projects or activities that will increase your happiness. If you really can’t leave Facebook, then just stick to it and leave the other social networking sites.
Cable TV has financial and time costs for you. It’s true that you can learn via educational documentaries, but a good look at it would tell you that it won’t increase your happiness much. You can rent instead if it is really a must see documentary. Spend your time instead reading books.
Decluttering your life especially of possessions that you have accumulated over the years will definitely increase your happiness. Why? Because it takes up space and is an eyesore. Giving it away can help others and increase your happiness in the process.
Making big changes in your life can surely boost your happiness level. For example, if your marriage is not working out and you have tried everything to revive it, then perhaps a divorce would be better for both parties to move on and have a happier life.
Making lifestyle changes by following your passions and interests will also help make you experience happiness more. Making new friends and working on new challenging projects also help people learn more about themselves and expand their growth and knowledge.
Doing the things mentioned above should be done on a step by step basis. Change one activity and usually it will affect another aspect of your life. Since the changes you will be making are to increase happiness, another aspect of your life is also bound to improve. By simplifying life and simply moving towards to activities that make you happy is bound to increase your satisfaction in life. To pursue happiness is to increase happiness in your life. There will be challenges along the way in this journey, but it is worth every penny.