6 expert-recommended ways to stay happy in trying times

Mehezabin Dordi, a medical psychologist shares about happiness: “It is an emotional state characterized by pleasure, satisfaction, joy, and fulfillment. Our happiness levels are strongly associated with our well-being and sense of purpose.” she tells the Times of Hindustan that happiness saves individuals mentally and physically. It prevents heart problems, stress levels, allows better sleep and enables a healthy eating regimen. It also helps maintain a traditional physique, as well as helping to build resilience and improve cognitive abilities.

Revealing why some people find it harder to be happier than others, World Hospital Parel Mumbai consultant marketing psychiatrist Dr Jalpa Bhuta revealed: “We all want to be completely satisfied, but happiness usually comes from Learn to tame unfavorable ideas.” Sharing his personal experience, Consultant Psychologist and Psychotherapist of the Division of HOD Psychology at Masina Hospital in Mumbai, Dr. Sahir Jamati, added: “Everyone knows that the Psychological wellness is advanced and multifaceted and there can be numerous components that will have an effect on a person’s psychological well-being. Happiness can also be one of the many vital points.”

So, in these trying times, here are six ways to focus our minds on keeping ourselves happy and therefore healthy, as proposed by experts shared by the Times of Hindustan.

1. When faced with setbacks, while some people seem to fall apart, others maneuver their way forward. A sensible option, according to Dr. Sahir, is to build resilience. And that doesn’t mean ignoring unfavorable emotions, but accepting and adapting to unfortunate occasions and setbacks so that recovery is easier.

2. It also recommends acknowledging the good instead of reflecting on all the unfavorable. “Show gratitude for the intangible like having a loving partner or companions who lift you up. Be thankful for your children, among others.”

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3. Research shows that only about 10% of a person’s happiness depends on their situation. Dr. Jalpa advises: “Don’t try to stop negative thoughts. Instead, treat yourself like a friend. Ask yourself what advice you would give to a friend who is depressed about whatever it is that he is hurting you. Now try to apply that advice.”

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4. Mehezabin feels it’s also important to understand that engaging in certain “intentional activities” also help improve happiness.” Navigate with a calmer frame of mind.

5. Dr. Sahir says that it is also our duty to surround ourselves with constructive, fun and loving people who can help us, instead of being with those who discourage and instigate worry. This allows us to improve our temperament and cope with the situation very well.

6. It is also highly recommended to spend time on hobbies that make us happy, such as collecting shells, participating in music, drawing, gardening, sports, among others.