The steps to a happier life

Hey bloggers! Whew, haven’t blogged in a while! Anyways, this post is about the steps to a happier life. If you feel you could enjoy life a little more, read this post!

 

Step 1: Get off social media. If you’re constantly on Instagram or Twitter and expect people to like your photos, and you’re not getting that feed, either you’re constantly posting photos and videos just to impress people, or pay money for imaginary followers. That makes people do stupid things, and I don’t think those unhappy people know what they’re doing. In fact, on Instagram (which I don’t really use, I just follow people I personally know, artists, charities, and photographers) someone commented on one of my photos “f4f?” . I had no idea what that meant so I searched it up and found that it meant “follow for follow” meaning you follow that person and they follow you back. I simply ignored the comment and went on with my life. Oh, sorry, I got off topic with the happiness thing 😂

How to get off social media. Do what I do when I overuse Pinterest or Instagram: delete the app, and when you think you can only use it a little bit, you can just download it back on. If it kills you to delete that app, (then you’re really technology addicted) then put it in one of those app groups where you can’t see it, therefore you’ll focus on other things.

Another way to get off social media. When you get bored, hide your phone somewhere on a high shelf or something (but somewhere where you won’t lose it [happened to me] ) and find something else to do. Like yoga, taking the dog for a walk,  reading a book, drawing, go out with a friend, plant flowers, or whatever else you can do without a phone or computer. After you do that, reward yourself with something nice, a treat, a study break, chocolate (but not too much chocolate) , and more decent rewards.

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Step 2: Buy a coloring book. Just so you know, coloring books aren’t just for kids. There are adult coloring books, and coloring books can relive stress levels. I have a coloring book,  and I sometimes use it. I feel like I’m in a surreal world where it’s just me, my colored pencils, and the coloring book. Here are links where you can buy them:

Amazon:

Henna Inspired

The Secret Garden

Animal Designs

Enchanted Forest

 

Step 3: Read positive-boosting books. I have one of those “books” where it’s full of art and quotes that will boost your mood.

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Like on the second picture, it’s full of illustrations of amazing quotations that make you believe you are doing a freaking great job. Here are some links to buy these books:

Amazon:

Think Happy, Be Happy, Art, Inspiration, Joy

You are doing a Freaking Great Job

Whatever You Are, Be a Good One: 100 Inspirational Quotation Hand-Lettered

Happiness is…

Keep Calm and Carry On

 

Step 4: Surround yourself with people who care about you. Talk to a friend, laugh with them, go shopping with them. This causes you to have a sense that your friends and family appreciate your existence and love you around. I mean, we need to interact with people. It’s part of being human.

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There are many more things you can do to live a happier life, but I’m not going to list all of them. I’m writing a post, not a book. But anyway, I hoped this helped anyone in any way because being a happy human is being a complete human. 

 

 

6 comments
  1. I have an adult coloring book too and I love coloring! 🙂 Sometimes, I do it when my 5-year old daughter does hers. It’s a great way to pass the time. I also agree with #4. I talked about it in my other post. 🙂
    https://thehappylife101.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/live-happier-heres-how/

  2. I love this!

  3. What a beautiful post 🙂 I love hiding my phone behind something I can’t see and when your so focused on doing something else you just forget about it lol

  4. hi, I’ve read some of your blogs, this one’s great. I wondered if you would take the time to kindly check out my blogs hope you do, thank you your a very inspiring blogger.

    1. We’ve met before! I checked out your blog, and I followed. Nice blog.

  5. Colouring in is great for everyone – especially grown ups!

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