“The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy.” Dalai Lama
Life is best live by going forward, you can have a productive and a happy life by doing this 10 things:
1. Laugh and smile
And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh. — Friedrich Nietzsche
Mary Pettibone Poole once said “he who laugh, last” Madan Kataria added “I have not seen anyone dying of laughter, but I know millions who are dying because they are not laughing.”
One of the secret to happy and a productive life is by accepting to laugh and smile at everything little thing that comes your way.
“I never would have made it if I could not have laughed. It lifted me momentarily out of this horrible situation, just enough to make it livable. — Viktor Frankl”
Laugh, smile, be happy, be productive, enjoy your day.
2. Make time for the people you love.
“The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.” Thomas J. Peters
The people you love can inspire you to be happy and productive.
“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.”
Don`t stay a day without interacting with people that matters to you, once you are with them, you can be sure of a happy and productive life.
3. Don`t live by the clock
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
― Mother Teresa
A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found out that workers who always set arbitrary time limits on their tasks were less happy than people who didn’t.
So live as if there is no time, forget about your age and your day will be more productive.
4. Accept yourself for who you are
“Accept who are you and your uniqueness. Define your choices and believes.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita
You are strong, you are enough, don`t dwell on your flaws, always believe that you can achieve anything and you will be happy and productive
“The sooner you be yourself, the happier you’ll become.”
― Lisa M. Cronkhite
5. Avoid the pleasing game – You can`t please everybody
“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody” Bill Cosby
Just do you own thing, focus on living your dream, no matter what you do, you can`t please everyone that is the fact of life.
6. Master your mind
“More than those who hate you, more than all your enemies, an undisciplined mind does greater harm.” – The Buddha
What you allow into your mind controls your actions. If you feed your mind with negative thoughts, your day will be full of negativity. So embrace positivity, master your mind and you will have a happy and a productive day
7. Be grateful for everything
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” Eckhart Tolle
Be grateful even in your darkest days, for the secret to a happy and a productive life lies in the span of your gratitude.
“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” Buddha
8. Take care of your health
“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” ~John F. Kennedy
Your health is your wealth don`t joke with it, eat often, exercise often, drink a lot of water and embrace the good life.
“If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live?” ~Unknown
9. Stop regretting
“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” ― Richard Branson
The shortest cut to unhappiness is regrets, once you are there happiness will depart from you. If you seek to live a happy and productive life, stop regretting and move.
“Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”
― Roy T. Bennett
10. Be open to new ideas, don`t stop learning
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Make learning your friend and your life will be very productive.
“Perfectionism is the enemy of happiness. Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you’ll be happier. We make mistakes because we are imperfect. Learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself, and keep moving forward.”
― Roy T. Bennett