It’s no secret that happiness is one of life’s most cherished goals! As a society, the answer to the question “What do you want most in life?” is often happiness. In fact, some people spend their entire lives in pursuit of happiness but never find it. The truth is, we all have the ability to make our own happiness. Here are a few tips on how you can cultivate your own happiness…
Build strong relationships. Healthy relationships play a huge role in happiness. Strong relationships provide stability, joy and support when you need it the most. Also, relationships help provide a sense of nourishment that’s hard to rival! Focus on the positive relationships in your life that help you move forward. Don’t put walls up to keep paint away…that will only suffocate your happiness.
Be mindful. Staying present and focused is an essential part of happiness. Things like daily stress and anxiety are often products of racing thoughts and downward spirals. They focus on what we are doing wrong and, often times, this type of negativity overshadows one’s ability to find true happiness. Instead, be mindful! Live in the moment. Find the good in the world around you each day even when it’s not easy.
Develop an Attitude of Gratitude. There’s always something to be thankful for! Somedays, it’s easier to recognize those things than others. Gratitude is a mindset that draws joy. Recognizing small moments of joy and fulfillment each day can help build a solid foundation for happiness.
Above all, happiness should be a natural part of our being and daily flow but at Foundations Family Therapy, we understand that’s not always the case. Our team of board-certified counselors are here to help you along life’s journey. We can help your entire family rediscover happiness and strengthen your relationships so true joy can emerge