The best things in life are free. Happiness is free. You don't have to pay a cent for it.. Happy people can never be a hostage of bad circumstances.

Their happiness doesn't depend on other people, material possessions or negative circumstances.

There is an inner peace that comes from having satisfaction. At the end of the day, it's how we feel that matters the most. I will be sharing tips on how to be happy when you feel lost or down. 

Before i get into the tips , let me briefly give you

Few Reasons You Should Choose Happiness Over Everything Else.

Happiness rids you of unnecessary emotional burdens.

Staying happy despite all odds is the cure to heartbreak, disappointments and all forms of emotional hurts.

 At the end of the day, you have nothing to lose or worry about by staying happy. Staying happy is a safe haven for all emotional wrecks you may ever experience.

Happiness improves your overall emotional and mental health. 

Many known diseases start as emotional problems. Abhorring negative emotions in the heart affects mental health.

 In most cases, poor emotional and mental health could become risk factors for potential, life threatening diseases. 

Happiness is a sign of positivity, hope, courage and strength. 

True happiness allows positive energy only to flow through your body. In return, you begin to develop positive qualities, character and habits. 

Now to the Tips...

1. Relax and catch some fun

Truth be told productive activities are boring and energy demanding." As much as you work very hard and chase after success, you should find time to relax and catch some fun. There's a time for everything. There's a time to work hard and a time to be lazy a bit. 

It goes a long way in helping you relax and staying happy. You could go on vacations with your spouse, go out with your family etc. 

You could make some time to travel the globe, visit places you've always dreamed about, experience new things, taste new cultures, eat new meals and ao on. 

Now I know we cant all go on vacation at this time, but you can still do somethings about vacation during lockdown - I call it PLANCATION! So here’s the deal, have a place you would have travelled to if not for covid, then do one of this option or both -

  1. Start learning the language - the basics so that when you finally travel you might not really need an interpreter
  2. Research the best cuisine of that place and google the recipe, and try to cook at home ( lol, two thing can happen, its taste amazeballs or otherwise….but regardless of the outcome, enjoy the experience!)

2. Don't Expect Much From Others. 

As entrepreneurs and in life generally, we are forced to meet people we form emotional connections with. We build relationships, make friends and even fall in love. 

When we have high expectations from others, it's most likely we end up disappointed or heartbroken. 

It doesn't matter who these people are, or what they've done to you in the past. Don't just expect more than what people can give.

 As a matter of fact, don't expect anything from anyone. Simply do your thing. Mind your business and stay happy. 

3. Spend More Time Doing What You Love

Spending time on what makes you happy is a form of productiveness. 

We all have something we love doing, something that brings inner pleasure, peace and gratification. Something we can do the rest of our lives without getting bored. 

Whatever it is, you need to figure it out because it is your source of genuine happiness. 

Let's put it this way, "you owe yourself happiness and you should pay anything for it," Nothing should be too much to sacrifice for your own happiness. 

4. Be Spiritually Inclined 

This isn't a God-devil debate. This is just a call to something higher, something inspiring. Connecting to a higher form of energy is a source of everlasting happiness. And for me it’s GOD in heaven! 

I don't know what your faith is, mine is christianity. I believe we are spirit being, we possess a body and have a soul, when the spiritual aspect of our life is lacking, we will always feel out of balance.

We’ve got to always connect to our maker - God in every way possible so as to feel grounded. 

How does this affect your professional life as an entrepreneur? Spiritual practices help you see life differently. It helps broaden your perspective and improve your relationship with others.

However this may sound, connecting with God as a daily ritual helps us live carefully and uprightly. It ensures we find satisfaction, happiness and peace in everything we do. 

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5. Exercise Your Body

"A physically fit person is highly confident." Nothing brings more confidence than having an attractive physical shape. 

A popular female fitness coach in New Jersey once said, "6 women out of ten desperately craves for an attractive body, it has a way of making them feel complete."

If improving your physical shape brings confidence and happiness, then you should enroll for workout sessions.

Set body goals, achieve them and boost your confidence, happiness and satisfaction will be an end result. 

6. Exercise Your Mind

If you exercise your body, you should exercise your mind as well. According to the Holy Bible, "from the mind, comes the affairs of life." What this means is that, everything around you flows through your mind. 

Your mind is the center of everything that happens around you. Your thoughts, actions, flows from your mind. 

Stress, negative thoughts, failure, success are a product of your mind. You can't have negative thoughts controlling your mind and expect to be happy. 

To stay happy, you must allow only positive energy to flow through your mind. 

Thankfully, you can program your mind to be full of happiness by 

  • Meditating 
  • Reading Books 

Books have long-lasting, positive impacts on the mind. Books are not just sources of knowledge.

Reading positive books can help you build conviction and shape your mind and also inspire happiness.

7. Love Someone 

Being successful isn't all about hitting milestones and making progress in your career. It means having satisfaction from all areas of your life and that includes your relationship.

Love is probably the most controversial topic in the world. Nevertheless, happiness can be found in true, genuine love. 

These days, it's really difficult to find true love. This doesn't mean true love doesn't exist.. 

If you have fallen for the notion that love doesn't exist anymore, then you're clearly mistaken. 

This perspective can hinder you from finding love. Finding a true lover starts with being positive and having a proper mindset about love. 

The fact remains, "If you find a genuine lover, you have found happiness."

8. Mind Your Business 

Simple, short and concise. If you want to be happy, you need to start minding your business. You can't be everywhere. You can't mind other people's businesses either. 

Getting preoccupied with so many things doesn't help. Mindfulness means focusing your time and energy on the things that makes you happy. Mindfulness makes you bear lesser burdens and relieves you of stress.

Instead of being a busybody, spend more time finding ways to stay happy. 

Sometimes, all you need is a moment of solitude. A moment to think, relax and breathe. You can't have these moments if you are preoccupied with other people's problems. 


Final Thought

Switch on the tv and all you hear is bad news. We live in a world of fear. The happenings around the world is enough reason to be sad. It's left to you to create your own happiness. 

It's possible to live a life devoid of sadness everyday. The tips can help you maintain a happy lifestyle.

About the Author Funmi

Funmi is a Certified Functional Health Coach. She is passionate about helping female entrepreneurs transform from Stress and burnout so they can begin to thrive in their body and, by extension, their businesses. 

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