- Turn off your TV, unplug and give it to charity, if possible
Seriously if you only turn it off, you’ll have the tendency to grab the remote control and flick through the programs, that is why you have to unplu it also. After spending half of our life in front of the magical box that tells us how to behave, how to live, what to eat, we get addicted, so the only way to get rid of this addiction is to unplug it and give it away. You’ll feel the freedom within seconds.
- Learn to disconnect
Have you seen the Buddhist monks, how serene they look like? That is because they disconnect, spending half of their day in meditation and enjoying their own presence. Since you are not a Buddhist monk, try to disconnect for at least one hour a day. Go for a walk in the nature, listen to the birds singing or play with your pet.
- Make peace with yourself
I know it’s a tough task sometimes, but you have to do it in order to be happy. Nobody is perfect, we are not all Victoria Secret’s models and we don’t even want to be. A world of perfect people would be boring. Give up on comparing yourself to what you read or see on the magical box. We are unique and everyone is special in their own way.
- Make peace with your past
If you want to be happy you have to do it, as harder as it might seem. Cut all the chords, burn all the bridges and learn to fly.
- Let go of negative thoughts
All this negativity makes you weak and hopeless. All those dreadful thoughts that darken our souls and minds are like a luggage that sometimes you forget you carry, but it gets so heavy at times that you have to stop and catch your breath. There’s no joy in carrying a heavy luggage thoughout your life. So each time a negative thought comes into your mind look at it, face it and embrace it. Only by embracing it, you’ll let it go.
- Do something for your soul as often as you can
Do what makes you happy and comfortable. If you love to read books, what are you waiting for? If you like to write, draw, exercise, listen to music, take time to do them, as you only have one life in this body so you have to live it to the full.
- Dare to be different
From time to time, you have do something out of ordinary. Sing on the streets, dance in the rain, die your hair blue, just do something daring. You’ll feel brave and free.
So here they are, the 7 small steps you have to follow to live a happy and healthy life. Hope they are going to help you in the future. Till next time, take care and live like Heaven’s on Earth.