There are 5 strategies for staying happy that I try to hit on each day. These include:
Sleep is super important to maintaining good energy levels. When we go to sleep, when we wake up, what we do before sleeping, how we manage our light levels at night and the temperature of the room are all very important aspects of getting good sleep. “Why We Sleep” is a revolutionary book breaking down the science of sleep, and I highly recommend you reading it since it’s something we all spend 1/3 of our life doing!
Meditation is the single most powerful daily tool that we can do to manage the running mind. Additionally, it helps us shift through the noise, it regulates our nervous system and it helps us tune into our intuition which tends to create a lot of magic in this life if we can let go of the thoughts and tune into the inner knowing.
Being physically active helps the body move and not be stagnant. Therefore, we are meant to be active in this world and when we are not, it can really affect our mental health and how we feel inside.
We are “hyper social” beings and are wired to need connection to other humans. I’ve found that when I’m engaging in meaningful, heartfelt discussions, I feel very connected to myself and others, and it really fills me up!
Life is too short not to have fun! Going for long nature hikes, trips with close friends on the weekend, getting a crew together for dinner, or playing your favorite sport are all great ways to have fun that are adding to your life and really make everything whole.
These 5 strategies for staying happy can work if you are willing to set aside other daily tasks. Stay happy everyone!
Trent Alenik is the Director of the Inspiring Children’s Foundation and works with Thrive Global helping the world’s leading enterprises and their people build healthy habits through inspirational storytelling and actionable Microsteps to help navigate this challenging time with less stress and greater resilience.