There are various relationships in life that must be in balance in order for a person to achieve lasting happiness. The 5 main pillars are: community, your physical body, passion, relationship to Self and your environment. Here are some happiness-promoting tips for starting to encourage balance in these areas and more:
CREATE HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
Life is too short to waste on people who don’t make you happy. Be polite and steadily cut off ties with those relationships that no longer serve you. And while you can’t choose your family, you can put the effort in to make sure those relationships are as healthy as they can be, too.
FILL YOUR LIFE WITH PASSION
Fill your life with stimulation, art, culture, fun and creativity. Seek out any activity that plants a seed of interest within you and watch it blossom. A life without passion or purpose feels empty at best. Stop waiting for your purpose to find you by exercising your creative juices and proactively exploring.
USE YOUR BODY
Enjoy your body to its fullest and keep it fit. Remember, your body needs and deserves love. The more you love your body, the easier it will be for you to realize how beautiful it is.
SEEK NATURAL HEALTH AND BALANCE
Eat nourishing foods, treat your body and mind with respect, hydrate, get plenty of sleep. Don’t deprive yourself or feel guilty if you over indulged at a party, just make mindful choices daily.
EXPERIENCE THE PLANET
Make time to explore every facet of the Earth you possibly can. Our planet is beautiful. Even if you remain local, there is always something new and incredible to discover in the wondrous world around us. Expose yourself to new environments and cultures as often as you can.
TAKE A MOMENT FOR GRATITUDE
Take a break from the constant over-analysis and negativity to acknowledge the good parts of your life. Take some time to journal about all the wonderful things you have and what a good life you’ve created for yourself, be thankful.