Today, happiness is a basic universal value. With all the negativity around people, stress, anxiety and depression, happiness is thinning out across the world. Sadly, most of us don’t know how to handle these factors or situations and end up deeply affected. We need to change our mindset and know the true sources of happiness.
Scientists have begun to study happiness carefully, and have learnt a few vital things on emotional elevation which can help to lift your mood instantly – you just need 30 seconds. Even drugs won’t work within 30 seconds.
Contrary to what many still believe, we don’t need a university degree or money or a big brain to be happy. We just need to do some basic things:
Simply smile. When you smile, you cannot feel sad as you cannot feel more than one emotion at any given point. This is the best way to get instant happiness. So if you want to be happy, right at this minute, just smile. Smiling or hearing someone else laugh activates a response in your brain area, relaxes your muscles and releases stress and tension from your face.
Pull out a photo album
A survey conducted by British psychologists states that there will be a noticeable lift of 11% on your mood before and after looking at the photos of loved ones.
Breathing is life and also happiness. 70% of waste is removed through your lungs. Place your hand on your belly and feel your body relax at each breath.
Just 30 seconds of breathing can do wonders. You can find happiness by modulating and controlling your breath, and also by using some breathing techniques. This unique and powerful breathing technique instills a sense of happiness instantly.
It’s simple, just take 4 short breaths. Inhale deeply and exhale the air from your nose at the same pace. Repeat this process 4 times and you will instantly feel much better.
Flip the Switch
Just like flipping on or off the light switch, we can decide to shift our thinking from negative to positive. It’s a powerful technique to reach a state of real happiness and it takes just 30 seconds of your time. There are a few ways to do it, but a simple one is to visualize a picture of the happiest moment in your life. Focus on that picture for about 30 seconds without any disturbances. Now, you will fly in the state of true happiness.
The illusion of time
We have been tought that there is a past, a present and a future, but the only time when something can happen is the present. Simply relax and check what problems you have at this very moment. Don’t focus on the past or on what can happen in the future. Focus on the present. Hopefully, you will see that you don’t have big or serious problems, and this should be good enough to make you feel a little happier.