Want to Live Happy? Try These Ways
Need time to inculcate good behavior in the brain until it becomes habit and lifestyle. Positive psychology is the door to achieving more happiness, optimism and mental endurance.
If you are serious about achieving sustainable happiness, here are 5 starting points that will help:
- Be generous
Helping others will make you feel happy. But indeed, research has proven, even the intention to do something for others and be generous will increase your brain’s happiness.
In a study published in Nature Communications, 50 participants received about $ 100 over several weeks. Half is required to spend money on themselves, and half are required to spend it on someone they know.
It turns out that brain scans reveal that even the intent to be generously associated with activity in the ventral striatum, an area of importance in the feeling of happiness.
“It is remarkable that the intention itself produces a nerve change before the action is actually implemented. Intending to be generous can be used as a strategy to inculcate generosity, and on the other hand, makes us feel happier, “said Dr. Philippe Tobler as written in PsyBlog.
- Forward the good
A recent study from the University of California at the Coca-Cola site in Madrid found both givers and beneficiaries alike to have a positive impact.
The British Psychological Society reports that while the beneficiary performs 10 times more good deeds, the giver actually gets a higher level of satisfaction and fewer symptoms of depression. This suggests that giving has a more lasting effect than receiving.
Best of all, the recipient not only enjoys the good of others. They also continue the good deeds to others, they are nice and friendly three times more.
In a workplace, giving goodness to others is seen as a way to create a cycle of goodness in the team. Benefit both the recipient and the giver, whose results will produce good jobs. Start with a good act of action, and see how good it spreads to others.
- Decide to be happy
Happiness comes from choice. Research by Dr. Wataru Sato from Kyoto University proves, when choosing to behave positively, you hold the key to reconnect the region of the brain called precuneus.
By changing your daily habits, you can control your well-being, goals, and happiness. If you are caught in a vicious circle of bad emotions such as doubt, fear, and uncertainty, replace those emotions consciously and deliberately with your happiness, divinity, and life expectancy. Get close to God, pray or meditate on self-giving. Then ask your self-change to the person closest to you. Surely you will change!
- Accept someone’s apology
In a new study involving more than 200 employees from office and manufacturing workers, forgiveness is associated with increased productivity, reduced absenteeism, and reduced mental and physical health problems.
As Good Good Center reports, if we continue to face negative feelings after the conflict, and hold a grudge, where there will be a lack of good collaboration. Forgiveness will be an effective way of restoring trust and taking over the relationships of colleagues and superiors. That way you can get back on track.
- Admire many things
The wonder of miracles and beauty encourages healthy levels of cytokines (proteins made by our immune system). Many things in nature that can cause us to marvel; music, art. All have a direct influence on Health and life expectancy. Even just by standing on a towering tree shrub can improve prosocial behavior.
Research says, the sense of awe in the work environment makes people work together to build communities, share resources, and sacrifice each other.