Taking life lightly is a desire that requires talent that most saints have – but most regular humans are emotional beings who can be stressed out. The occasional extreme demands at our workplace make people overwhelmed and irritable. As common as work stress is, it is equally important to disconnect it from our everyday life to lead a happier one. You may find certain things make you happy in your daily routine while others tend to bring down your mood. People wonder how to lead a happy life despite working hard in a stressful environment. According to recent psychological findings, specific attributes in life can create improved happiness in virtually everyone’s life. A variety of research is being conducted on this positive psychology to make changes in people's lives. 

Tips to stay happy

It may seem difficult to control the factors that can cause a stressful life but there are a few things that can mitigate them.

An optimistic view

While specific projects might make you want to quit, others may bring accolades. So having an optimistic view of life can be a stressbuster. Psychologists believe that most often, stress occurs due to perception, not actual pressure – to reduce the stress factor, you need to have an optimistic outlook on life and be able to control your thoughts. Rather than thinking about how a problem might develop, it is better to directly confront them with the available resources. So, it is extremely important to gain a positive outlook in life and gather strength to face them.  

Staying connected

Everyone has a happy place. Some people might have a happy place within their mind, while others have specific activities that make them comfortable. For example, some people like playing with their children or do a spontaneous activity like getting drenched in the rain and it makes them instantly happy. So, if you have such a source of happiness, keep them near you. A healthy relationship with the people at home is an excellent source of happiness and hence, try to maintain a positive and mutually respectful relationship with your family members, or friends, or whomever you live with. 

It is essential to have your routes of happiness on quick dial when you find yourself drowned in the current busy lifestyle and the stress factors existing in work and life. Understand what makes you happy and raise your spirits by practising them regularly.

Remove energy drainers

Certain factors in your life can drain your energy and cleansing them can be the best path for happiness. These energy drainers could be anything from a person with negative energy to a messy desk which can make you tired when you look at it. Sometimes, even a simple object can instantly bring down your mood. Look out for the energy drainers in your life and work on removing them from your daily activities so you can pave a path to a peaceful mind.

Allocating time and resources for the things in your life that can energise and calm you is equally important as the aforementioned factors. Boosting your mental state of mind can be done in different ways that you find calming which helps you save a lot of time that may be wasted due to stress, too. It could be anything – from an ice cream in the evening to just listening to your favourite music – and doing them regardless of the consequences.