A happy life is built upon daily habits that promote overall well-being. This article covers five everyday habits for a happier life.
1- Show Gratitude
There is truth in the famous saying: “Comparison is the thief of joy.”
It has always been tempting to fixate on what others have and what we lack. In the past decade, social media has exacerbated this trap and made it even easier to fall into.
However, you can stop comparison in its tracks by taking a moment each day to acknowledge and appreciate what you have. This can be a grounding practice that helps you focus on what is truly important and valuable in your life. You might be surprised to find that the things you appreciate most in life have nothing to do with material items.
Small moments of appreciation each day can help build a life filled with abundance.
2- Practice Mindfulness
It is easy to let our thoughts go haywire and get overwhelmed by a growing to-do list. However, these feelings of overwhelm can also make us stagnant. Rather than tackling our tasks, we may get preoccupied ruminating on the past and worrying about the future, creating a vicious cycle.
Taking a few minutes to practice mindfulness each day can help quiet racing thoughts and bring us back to a present state. From there, we can proceed with our day in a calm, productive way.
There are many ways to practice mindfulness, from going on a meditative walk to making a cup of matcha. Doing so can get us out of fight-or-flight mode, reduce stress levels, and lead to an overall calmer and happier life.
3- Slow down
It is a misconception that we need to fill every moment with activity to live a meaningful life.
Many of us spend our days tackling a long list of tasks absentmindedly. You might talk to a friend on the phone while doing laundry while also answering the occasional email.
This pace of living might help you check more things off your to-do list, but it does not create a more meaningful life. Rather, it creates days spent absentmindedly completing tasks without giving anything (or anyone) your full attention.
Slowing down by monotasking forces you to focus more fully on the present moment. While you might get less things done, slowing down allows you to live with more intention, which is more likely to create a meaningful life.
Whether expressing gratitude, building a mindfulness practice, or monotasking, small daily habits that promote well-being can enhance the quality of your life overtime. Try our Organic Matcha Ceremony Kit to make matcha a part of your mindfulness routine.