10 Science-Backed Ways to Be Happier [Infographic] 57

10 Science-Backed Ways to Be Happier [Infographic] - Let's Reach Success

This is a guest post by Tom Casano – founder of Life Coach Spotter where you can hire a coach to change your life.

If you really want to improve your life, you have to begin by evaluating what you want most. Knowing what is important to you can help you get a clearer picture of what needs to change and where you want to go.

For most people, happiness is the most wanted life change. It is the ultimate goal and the motivation behind every self-improvement effort.

Happiness represents more than just feeling good. It means fulfillment, connection, and the satisfaction of human needs.

It tends to trump every other card, including success and money. Most feel that success and riches mean nothing if happiness is not present. The memories and meaning found in life outweigh anything that can be accumulated or achieved.

While happiness outweighs success and money, it doesn’t mean you have to choose between them! Being happy can actually increase your chances of being successful and boosting your income. When you feel fulfilled, you can put a lot more of yourself into your work and projects.

Life Coach Spotter’s infographic, How to Be Happy: 10 Science-Backed Ways, gives you more insight on the subject than you might expect. The information is simple and to the point, but powerful.

What people really need to know about happiness is that it is intentional. Sustained happiness is rarely an accident. It is created and kept by adopting certain habits and practices.

These habits include things like exercising regularly, maintaining a social life, and making an effort to relax. While none of these habits are hard work, it’s important to consciously include them in your life.

Living unconsciously can lead to an only-fairly-happy life, something that 41% of Americans are all too familiar with. By being more conscious about your behaviors and habits, you can introduce the happiness-boosting practices that you need to join the ranks of America’s very-happy people.

With a little bit of effort in the right direction, it’s possible to begin experiencing consistent happiness within days of applying these practices. Even taking just one hour a day to integrate some of these habits can make a huge difference.

Most people who have made these changes have reported a profound impact on their life and health. Happy tend to people possess better immune systems, which prevent them from getting sick.

Some of the methods in the list may take more time, but others can be done in a matter of minutes or seconds. Smiling, being thankful, and feeling love are among the top ways to be happy, and they take absolutely no extra time from your busy schedule.

Finding the time to relax may seem like a challenge, but the benefits are well worth it. Relaxation is a key way to recharge and improve your performance and focus. You can do better at work when you allow yourself permission to unwind.

The best thing is that this isn’t just fluffed up advice telling you what you want to hear. It’s proven by science and backed by numerous studies that have taken place over the last fifty years.

Now, you don’t need an excuse to have some fun! For the full list of science-backed ways to be happy, check out the following infographic.

How to Be Happy

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Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion 12

Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion

To be fearless is to dare yourself to think new thoughts, take risks, fail and find the courage to start again.

In order to change, you must face the uncomfortable, because fear is not supposed to run you. Instead, it is a call to action.

We all have fear and we must never let it paralyze our dreams. If 2017 was an unsuccessful year, hopefully, this article will inspire you to take action.

I know how it feels when you are tired of listening to those inner voices of doubt. Slowly, the anger builds up inside. Despite those feelings, you can channel fear and anger in the right way and start to hunt for your dreams. Throughout my life, I felt a renewed hunger and drive to succeed when I simply let go of denial, accepted full responsibility and took affirmative action.

“Everybody wants to eat but a few are willing to hunt”

In today’s cold reality humans do not like to see anyone other than themselves succeed. Most will never take the next step to improve their life or the lives of their future generations to come. We are pushing towards survival of the fittest.

Tell me, when a lion hunts does it care what is in its way? No. The lion is in pursuit because it is relentless.

You must become the king of the jungle. All the things that make up our lives are in intricate balance and you must fight to protect your dreams.

1. Be fearless like a lion.

A lion has no fear of any challenge, so how do I become fearless?

My simple answer to overcoming fear is that I wake up with the burning desire in my heart. The burning desire is created by repeating positive affirmations like I CAN and I WILL.

Hidden somewhere deep down within you, there is that courage to dare yourself.

Ask yourself who is really stopping you? Go out there and let loose and you will learn what great lengths you are capable of going to.

Your first job before you start hunting is to find the fighter within you.

2. Know your limits and then defy them.

You’ve reached a certain limit but just can’t seem to go that extra mile. Once you become fearless, you become limitless.

A mind that is fearless has the urge to take more action and that is where you become defiant. Try your best to understand what you are doing wrong as sometimes it is easy to give up hope. So focus your attention on studying the obstacle in detail.

As you achieve one goal, you have the mental capacity, maturity and experience to face a new challenge. Therefore, your hunger and appetite for more success increase. Keep pushing no matter what and you will eventually break through.

I know for sure it is difficult at first, but now you’ve successfully defied the odds.

3. Think of a plan, visualize it and execute it.

A lion stalks its prey from a distance and seldom charges as it grows closer and closer displaying deadly predatory behaviour.

Never rush to execute a plan as it takes careful selection. Be clear what you want just as the lion calculates timing. 

Visualization is a vital tool to programme your subconscious mind in order to create that bridge of what is non-existent into reality, which is capturing your goal.

4. Be willing to accept failure.

Failures are what propel anyone forward their current success. We can certainly learn from our failures, but our intentions should be to succeed in accomplishing our goals! Failure is then a learning process, not a reason to accept defeat. You are the king, show no remorse!!!

Motivation from Will Smith is perhaps one of my favorites. Here’s one speech:

5. Have a winning attitude every day.

To keep the cycle of motivation in constant momentum you must work hard too.

The winning attitude is created by approaching your life with discipline and putting in the hours of practice.

I like to perform a reflective practice and personal development, which enables me to identify areas where I am falling down and thus need to pay more attention to.

6. Don’t allow criticism to defeat you.

We are afraid what others think of us, what we have or what we are going to do. It is you that must make that self-promise to finish what you started.

Every once in a while, a lion must remind everyone what he is capable of.

You are the king of the jungle. Own it!

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This article was written by Usman Mahmood. Besides working in the field of science helping patients through genetic testing, his purpose is to empower and inspire people in life with motivational videos, messages, articles, and stories from around the world. He loves to engage creative and ambitious minds on his Facebook page.