According to behavioral scientists, happiness affects our health, longevity, social progress and success. But happiness isn’t gifted - it’s earned. Everyone has the power to make small edits in their behavior towards how they affect the world - while nurturing relationships. Pursuit of happiness or better yet: Bliss - which is the highest rated state on the vibrational scale, can be a lifelong “project”.
With that in mind, I dove in and asked myself what infuses my happiness - while talking to my team about their wellbeing, which is closely connected to happiness. And with that inventory I created a list of five elements that affect happiness.
Practicing wellbeing, also known as wellness, adds value to the quality of our lives.
It’s a combination of our physical, mental, social and emotional factors and therefore strongly linked to our happiness. Inducing small moments of wellness daily can have a significant influence on our wellbeing. These micro steps can be anything from soaking in baths to guided meditation, or creating a quiet moment with a cup of tea and a book.
It trains the will to exercise and can elevate our focus. Discipline can be trained or developed by instruction or guidance. This is a big one for me - as my happiness is deeply connected to exercise and physical activities. The benefit of exercise doesn’t only showcase self-control - it’s packed with stress-busting benefits and pumps up our endorphins.
Living truthfully, without secrets, and unpretentiously is not only freeing - it boosts our self confidence. To live in your truth also means to live as your most authentic self, finding your purpose, and sharing your values. To bring joy to others while practicing boundaries.
The act of coherence invites logical interconnection and understandability. Coherence uplevels our patience, mental clarity, and strengthens our intuition. Mindfully practicing coherence infuses resilience, energy, patience - and therefore happiness and joy. When there’s a lack of coherence in our daily practicing we find ourselves more stressed, anxious, reactive, and impatient.