Some will make you smile, others will make you feel stronger than ever – I promise
The quarantine lifestyle is far from easy. I have to admit, I have tried very hard to look at the positive side of things so as to stay happy in every situation, even during the 15 days quarantine when we were shut completely from the outside world. Yes, we were shut. So how do you stay happy in every situation?
I do my bit to look at the time spent in kitchen as an opportunity to become a better home-chef, helping with the dishes as a DIY workout or rather a fat burning auto pilot mode. That’s another thing, I am obsessed with fitness. We turned single dish dinner into an opportunity to hang out in the balcony, and admire at the pristine clear skies that have gone an intoxicating shade of turquoise and lilac off-late. Yet there have been times, more sort of recently now that I find myself going over question likes these
“How to feel happy now?
How to stay positive during lockdown?
How to stay positive during difficult times?
How to stay happy in Life?”
If you often find yourself looking for these answers, in my opinion you are absolutely normal. Trust me, if we were to take a vote of hands, in a room full of people, there’d be far more people sticking their hand out than not, atleast in their heads. The novel coronavirus pandemic has squeezed us to the confines of our homes, borders are shut, there is economic instability and any and everything seems to be available in limited stock only.
So, what are my ways to stay happy everyday?
I hope this post is able to actually help you arrive at some really achievable methods to stay happy in any situation and lots more.
Reframe the anxiety
IU say so, because anxiety is a science that thrives on trying to control what we can’t, which in the current COIVD pandemic is pretty much everything surrounding us. Instead, I try to reframe that state to stay focused on things that are in my direct control. You know what I mean, though its surprisingly easy to completely overlook implementing this in that moment of madness. Also, this is typically my first response to a situation where I am looking for ways to stay happy during difficult times.
Balance out Social Media consumption
Yes, it is possible. And works
Don’t obsess over being overtly happy
And that comes from the acceptance that I can only be a 60%ish happy of what I usually am as these are trying times. Also, that number can really vary for each person, but once I accepted this, I stopped looking for ways to become overtly happy.
Aquire a hobby
It could be anything, singing, lip syncing, reading, chai time in a pleasantly lit aromatic corner or candy crush, why not! One hour or even 20 minutes of ‘ME time’. I am a huge fan of this concept and I really treasure that part of the day when I can shut out from the rest of the world, of any other work or worries or responsibilities and do exactly what I love.
And then this always works
Ofcourse little acts of kindness, praises and hugs ALWAYS whip up the magic and for the rest there are these 15 quotes that I have made a habit to live by. No, its not Netflix or Chocolates that calm me down, when I am really looking out for real tough answers to ‘How to stay HAPPY during lockdown’. Those can be so momentarily or deceptive but these happiness quotes really HELP.
15 quotes to Stay Happy in Every Situations & Make you SMILE
“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” – Wayne Dyer
“To lose patience is to lose the battle.” — Mahatma Gandhi
“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you’ll ever know.” — A.A. Milne
“If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters — 204 if you’re in Japan.” — Claire Cook
“Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.”– Cynthia Nelms
“How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and there will never be a time when it is not now.”– Gerald Jampolsky
“Happiness is a well-balanced combination of love, labour, and luck.”– Mary Wilson Little
“Ups and downs. Victories and defeats. Sadness and happiness. That’s the best kind of life.”– Maxime Lagacé
“Happiness is the default state. It’s what’s there when you remove the sense that something is missing in life.”– Naval Ravikant
“A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness” Bernard De Fontanelle
“Happiness is a place between too much and too little” Finnish proverb
“Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world” Organ Pamuk
“The key to being happy is knowing that you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go” Dodinsky
“Decide every morning that you are in a GOOD mood” Goodhousekeeping
“Happiness comes in waves, it’ll find you again” Anonymous
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