What is happiness?
Happiness comes from balancing your mind, body, and spirit.
- Exercise regularly
- Don’t consume too much alcohol and junk food
- Try to get enough sleep
- Clear the heaviness from your mind through meditation, yoga or prayer.
It is also important to balance the time between colleagues and friends. If you only spend time with colleagues and miss out on the time with friends, then your social network is missing.
Similarly, if you spend every minute of your available time with your partner and disregard the importance of buddies, your social life will be impacted.
Also, I cannot stress enough the importance of spending time with yourself.
- Give yourself an opportunity to discover who you are deep down and find your own voice. When you’re a part of a group, you’re more likely to go along with what the group is doing or thinking, which isn’t always the actions you would take or the decisions you would make if you were on your own.
- Spend time with yourself and gain a better understanding of who you are and what you yearn in life. This way you’re more likely to make better choices about who you want to be around. You will also come to appreciate your relationships more after you’ve spent some time alone.
Lastly, if you work very long hours, learn to make the most of your leisure time. Preserve your weekends and do not take work home to catch up.
Remember: No one will applaud you on all the long hours you’ve worked if you have a nervous breakdown.