These 6 habits will help you learn how to Live A Happier Life and a healthy lifestyle.
6 Habits To Live A Happier Life
An unbalance lifestyle is an unhealthy lifestyle.
But what is balance anyway? Seriously, think about this. How are we supposed to balance everything that goes on in our day?
From parenting, work, family activities, home, dinner, and so on.
There are daily methods that can help reduce stress and bring back the joy of accomplishment into life.
But stressing out about balancing your life is unrealistic. Instead, learn how to add healthy habits to your life and daily routine.
These habits can help you live a healthier and happier life as a mom in the long run.
Too many of us are rushing from one place to another with no real plan of action and find ourselves stressed out, tired and irritable day after day.
We feel unbalanced, living an unhappy lifestyle.
Many of us feel they haven’t accomplished anything beyond putting out the usual daily fires.
Life and motherhood are meant to be enjoyed, but few know how to find enjoyment from living.
We have cultivated habits that are counter-productive and lead to frustration and worry.
Cultivating habits make the day more efficient and many go through the process of hygiene without a second thought, but little attention is paid to developing habits that help maintain an attitude of gratitude.
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To help create happiness in motherhood I believe there are some habits that should be applied every day to reduce stress and worry.
This is how you begin to live a happier life filled with gratitude and grace.
Achieve Happiness by Being Thankful
Most parents are not happy because they don’t take any time to appreciate what they have in the now.
They’re forever seeking an elusive event in the future that will make them happy. But the future is uncertain.
Pinning hopes and dreams on a future that may never materialize will never lead to contentment.
Today is the only reality, so finding the joy in every breath and every small thing in front of us is what brings happiness to our life.
It’s what brings everything into the proper perspective.
In fact, look at your children. Don’t tell me you don’t feel happy when you see them light up?
Be thankful for those moments. As little as they may be!
Improve Life by Recognizing Beauty
How often do we stop to appreciate a peaceful sunset or the architecture of a common flower?
We are too busy to see the beauty that lies right in front of us.
Children are a wonder to behold as they grow and develop into responsible adults. Yet many see their children as a nuisance.
Instead, stop and recognize the beauty you have created and how they are growing right before your eyes.
Here are some ways to make you stop and live a happier life:
- Take a deep breath
- Play a board game with your kids
- Take a drive to a scenic location
- Go for a walk and observe nature
Being able to recognize the beauty that surrounds you allows you to see how amazing life actually is.
Even during those dark or not so great moments.
Cultivate Feelings of Self-Worth
Loving ourselves and having a feeling of self-worth I’ve noticed is one of the hardest things for humans to do.
Especially when it comes to motherhood.
Moms are constantly putting everyone around them first and forget that they too need to take care of themselves.
They say if mama is not happy, no one is happy.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your self-worth does trickle down to your family and your children.
Self-worth is about loving yourself and giving yourself grace when things don’t turn out exactly the way you had planned.
Knowing that you did your best and it’s enough!
You are enough!
We are enough!
It’s time to put your happiness at the top of the list when it comes to checking things off!
Give Meaning to Life With an Act of Kindness
An act of kindness can brighten anyone’s day, including yours.
But too many people wallow in their selfishness and don’t see that performing a simple act of charity or a kind comment can bring joy and love into life.
An act of kindness doesn’t necessarily have to be monetary.
In fact, have you ever complimented another mom on her blouse, dress, or hair? Did you notice the way her face lit up?
Next time you do, pay attention or when someone pays you a compliment accept it. Doesn’t it make you feel happy?
Just a simple positive comment could be the best thing that’s happened to her all day.
In fact, just the other day a fellow mom friend told me how amazing my girls are. To me, that was the best thing that had happened to me on that day (it wasn’t a good day) and it instantly made me grateful for my girls and my friend.
But happiness cannot be achieved by satisfying selfish desires. It comes from doing someone a favor for which no return is expected.
So please, if you do an act of kindness just to expect it back, just do us all a favor and keep your “kindness” to yourself!
Improve Life With a Positive Mindset
No one can ever find happiness if their focus is on everything that is wrong in themselves and the world around them.
The world is in trouble and always has been. From the TV to personal relationships, the news is enough to drag anyone down into the depths of depression.
Adding to the sorry state of affairs won’t make the world a happier place.
Reading uplifting books, listening to positive messages on audio and viewing positive videos helps put happiness in your life.
Motherhood is one of the most rewarding parts of life, but sometimes our mindset isn’t where it needs to be to live the mom life we deserve and want.
Changing the way we view motherhood and changing our mindset is an important step in living a happier life.
Stay Active to Enjoy Life
Staying active is easier said than done when you truly don’t enjoy working out or being outdoors.
But finding something you enjoy doing is important to keep you from feeling lonely or sad.
It’s difficult to feel lonely in the middle of an activity you enjoy doing.
Doing something enjoyable, whether it’s cooking a special meal, stamp collecting, or reading a book helps dispel thoughts of loneliness and depression.
Exercise is also a great stress reliever. It helps balance both body and minds better than any antidepressant can accomplish.
But it may not always be your cup of tea. I know, because it’s not mine.
That’s why finding something you love to do or a hobby that becomes apart of your weekly or daily routine is important.
It’s a way to drift your mind, body, and soul into something you love.
How To Live A Happier Life
Creating positive daily habits is hard to do at first, but once they become apart of who you are they are as easy to follow as brushing your teeth.
These habits can help you live with less stress and more enjoyment from life.
If you are needing some new habits to incorporate into your daily routine, make sure to add some of the ones I shared above.
It takes just as much effort to be upset and sad as it does to apply some of these habits into your life.
Plus, the reward is that much bigger!
Here are some of my favorite books to read when I’m looking to boost my happiness level a bit!
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What habits are apart of your life?