Are you looking for the ever elusive happiness?
How do you find it?
Well, it’s there under the surface, very well hidden at the moment but if you delve deep you will find it.
Following on from my previous post about happiness I’m looking at possible ways to find it.
‘I think the best way to experience happiness is through a calm mind. Helping your mind to become calm and relaxed at the moment is not an easy task, but it is the best way to experience happiness.’
Five popular ways to calm the mind
Listening to music can have a calming effect. Classical music is generally recommend to be better at helping concentration and mood, although other types of music are also good if you like listening to them. I tend to listen to particular radio programs because they give a good mix of thought provoking music and some chat which can move your day along.
Reading a book is another way to find some calm in your day. Searching out an interesting book that will grip you and will get you instantly absorbed by the plot, can be really exciting. Your mind is transported off to another place and taken away from your worries. Check out books available online from your local library.📚
Walking every day even if it’s for a few minutes can make a huge difference. I usually try to walk for about an hour a day; even on a cold day it’s really helpful. It can help to stimulate the brain to look at a world outside your four walls and experience natural surroundings. It’s also a great form of exercise for most people and it can help you keep fit.
Meditation can help to calm the mind and experience happiness in some form. I enjoy meditating as this gives me some form of relief from any anxiety I maybe feeling. My page Meditation and Mindfulness gives more tips.
5 Learning something new
Trying out a new skill like learning a language, or starting to learn painting in watercolours. I started learning french recently and have found I remember a lot from my school days. I have been able to use it to help me write poetry in french. A creative skill is a very useful tool and are great ways to be totally absorbed by something you enjoy doing.
I hope you’ve found my post helpful and can explore your own ways to happiness.