Stylist and blogger Kriselda Mustonen shared her brilliant blog posted titled
“6 steps to a happier life” and we found it to be a post that really does open your eyes to how thinking and acting a certain way can increase your happiness.
Instead of going head first into the issue of tackling unhappiness in one huge post, she listed six helpful points which are very simple and straight to the point.
As her first point, she’s broken it down by given examples to why we should be grateful for how we are fortunate in our lives when others aren’t.
She listed having a roof over your head, clean water and people who care about us as reasons we should be thankful. This highlights the problems that people in poverty experience everyday that we may never have to go through in our lives. This point should remind us that there are people out there who are living in environments with war, disease and poverty, making us more grateful for how lucky the majority of us are. If you realise that you’d like to help those in need, there are a list of charities you can donate money to.
Kriselda also has told us that we should stop letting negative thoughts become poisonous to our lives. If we’re unhappy, there are ways we can change that, instead of drowning in self pity. You should say “enough is enough” and take your life into your own hands to try to become motivated to change.
Make a list of things you’d change and how it would help your life. This way, you’re acknowledging that this problems are hurdles to jump over and that they’re actually not permanent.
A brilliant point she made was about Karma. Many people are unsure about Karma because they can see bad people get positive things in their life however; they can’t actually see what’s going on behind closed doors. Her point ultimately is that being kind to people will make you feel a whole lot better and it can act as a regular negativity cleanse.
The last points she highlighted were to always put yourself first and learn to be happy with yourself before you can be happy with other people. If we look for others to give us happiness, we will be too dependent on them for support when actually, we should be happy by ourselves. You are born into this world as an individual and you should be happy as that individual, then you can be happy with others and spread the joy you have for your life onto others, like an infectious smile. Instead of looking to the future and being worried you won’t find happiness, concentrate on the present and what you can achieve now to make your dreams within reach.