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5 Innovative Ways to Feel Happier

5 Innovative Ways to Feel Happier

1. Find Your Passion

Without a passion for what you do in life it can be impossible to feel your life has meaning. Meaning is what gives us purpose and purpose inspires happiness. Many people however, have no clue what their passion is, what they love or how to find it. One simple technique is to imagine you are 100 years old and you are about die. Before you are about die your great great grandchild asks, “Please, give me advice, what should I do with my life?”. If you take a moment to honestly answer this question without thinking too much you will be amazed at what your heart throws forth. Go on, take a minute, and do it now.

2. Build Your Self Confidence
Self confidence is a personality trait essential to develop real and lasting happiness. Many people feel that self confidence eludes them. This is because most people base their happiness on how things work out. For example, if someone applies for a job and then doesn’t get it, it is common for them to feel bad about him or herself, and lose self confidence. But if you base your self confidence on doing your best your self confidence is likely to remain high. Then even if you don’t get the job, or the girlfriend or whatever it is that you set out to achieve, if you in your heart believe you did your best your self confidence will always remain high. But what if you didn’t do your best? Well the truth is that you would have to be completely passive to achieve that. Taking any action at all, as long as there is no malicious attempt, is you doing your best in every situation. Start feeling great about yourself!

3. Become Healthy
A lot of people don’t think healthy is sexy. Healthy is often equated to boring! It’s a stereotype I’m passionate about changing. The truth is that healthy is beautiful, inside and out. You have more energy, and a bright mind and body that feels great to live in. Plus there is a huge sense of accomplishment that comes with looking after yourself. Remember that in life, everything has a price. EVERYTHING! So if you want to look and feel good then the cost is being strong and eating food that won’t damage your health.

4. Take Time to Rest
The thing we neglect nine times out of ten is ourselves. The old saying is, “People will do more for other people than they ever will for themselves.” This often leads to people doing more than they can manage, and always trying to please other people. What we often don’t do is give ourselves enough time to rest and recuperate. This causes stress to build up and become unmanageable. Life without enough rest is possible in the short term, but over a long period of time it completely eradicates any chance of being happy. Rest, recuperate and start feeling really good.

5. Limit Media Exposure
Although it is important to stay abreast of the latest news, the problem with the media these days is that it can create an unbalanced view of what is going on in the world. Media won’t sell the way it does if it also reported on the good that people are up to in the world. So it’s not surprising that the news is as depressing as it is. Limiting media exposure will make a massive difference to your state of mind. It will also leave more mental space and time to fill with ideas, creativity and contemplation. You’ll be amazed at how much your happiness increases when you stop waking up to the radio and going to sleep with the TV.

Try all this out and see how happy you become!  Please feel free to comment in the box below. 

By Celest Pereira


Celest is a trained dancer and martial artist with a BS in Physiotherapy and over 10 years yoga practice. Celest completed her Yoga Teacher Training in India in 2009 and has been teaching full time since then. Witnessing her classes really begin to buzz with increasing numbers of regular students she founded CITYOGI, a website aimed to make yoga more accessible to the city professional. Celest's greatest passion is to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga. She has classes in top yoga centers in London, such as Triyoga and Evolve and regularly takes groups to exotic locations for yoga retreats.

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