8 Unwritten Rules for Living a Happy Life
1. Stop consuming alcohol: Don’t take any drugs:
People who claim to be joyful while high or drunk are similar to those who claim to be wealthy while in debt.
2. Remove yourself from social media regularly:
This will bring you more joy and happy life than a six-figure salary. I’m not pulling this out of my nose. This is a fact that has been proven scientifically. Comparing yourself to others’ manufactured and heavily altered “great, affluent, and happy” photos is detrimental to your mental health.
3. Do not confuse pleasure with happiness:
Pleasure is the highly addicting, but transitory sensation that comes from consuming something. You’ll always have to “raise the dose” at some time. There will be more automobiles. There will be more medications. More money is needed. There will be more sex. More scrolling to come. Being at peace is the definition of happiness. Enough is enough. There is no need to be obsessive about anything.
4. Fight for your convictions:
Have a big, burning purpose in life if you want to have a happy life. Your fundamental life goal is your mission. What do you want to be known for in your life? To figure out what you want to do with your life, consider the following questions… When do you think you’re at your best? What do you excel at the most? What or who motivates you? What are your core values? Where do you observe an issue that irritates you and that you wish to fix? When we’re seeking something bigger than ourselves, we’re the happiest.
5. Do the Test of Head Stone:
Consider your impending demise. Consider how you’d feel if you died a year from now. What would you like engraved on your gravestone? On this earth, you only have so much time. Why waste your time comparing yourself to other people? Why waste it on a job you despise? Why waste it being overweight, out of shape, and exhausted? Why waste time debating over insignificant matters? Why waste it if you don’t have a clear goal in mind? Why waste it by weakening yourself and those around you?
Meditation, like a gym membership, is one of those things that everyone claims to do but never “feels like doing.” It’s no surprise that mental health issues are on the rise. Read inspiring and thought-provoking books and materials that bring you to the core of consciousness and intentionality.
7. Train and exercise like no tomorrow:
Your physiology, or how you move and train your body, has a direct effect on your psyche. Jogging or running up the streets or field till your lungs burn are the fastest ways to get out of a funk. Sitting in front of your laptop all day, shoulders down, masturbating to porn and munching junk food is the quickest way to become melancholy.
8. Increase your time affluence while becoming financially free:
Yes, I am claiming that money can purchase happiness. If you know how to use it properly. You’ll be a sad individual if you spend money on status (new expensive automobiles, a huge house, holidays you flaunt on Instagram…) You’ll be a very happy man if you use the money to free up more time, to become time rich.