Happiness Starts With One Person… YOU!

It’s true. Happiness starts with one person… YOU!

We all have good days and we all have bad days. We all laugh and we all cry. After all, we’re all human. We also all have it within ourselves to have more good days than bad days, and to laugh more than cry. We’re all the drivers of our own happiness, as long as we choose to be.

Here are 3 simple ways to help you put yourself and your happiness first, as observed from what has worked for me and people I know.

1) Identify What Makes You Happy
What makes you happy? Identify itIs it a nice cup of coffee first thing in the morning? Write it down. Your favorite food or TV show? A hobby, your career? Write multiple things down. It’s so important to know what makes you happy as an individual, without anyone else’s influence.

2) Do More of What Makes You Happy
What would you describe as the perfect day? Go do it. Have the perfect day; with yourself. Do as many things that make you a happy individual as you can. Read your favorite book or watch your favorite show. Cook your favorite meal or go to your favorite coffee shop. Get some exercise or go for a drive. If it makes you happy, just do it. Make time for these activities as often as you can. Do it for yourself, without worrying what anyone else thinks.

3) Spread Happiness
Happiness is contagious. When you’re happy, it’s more likely that the people around you will be happy, too. More importantly, it’s important to remember to try and stay positive, even when the people around you are not. If you’re happy with yourself, it’s a lot harder for other people to bring you down. It’s okay to be selfish when it comes to finding your happiness, as long as you share it with others and inspire them to choose their own happiness, too. .

Why Music Makes Me Happy!

Everyone has that one thing that makes them insanely happy whether it’s sports, shopping, dogs, cats, etc. The possibilities are endless!

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When asked this question myself I didn’t hesitate with my answer because ever since I could remember that one thing that always makes me happy is music, especially listening to my favorite band, All Time Low.

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According to Seeker.com listening to music that moves you can cause the brain to release dopamine, which is a chemical in the brain that is involved in both motivation and addiction.

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I may not know how to play an instrument or sing well at all (which doesn’t stop me from jamming out to my favorite song in the car), but it doesn’t stop me from loving music in my own way. I show my love for music and how it brings me happiness in many ways from creating specific playlists for different moods I may have, going to concerts, taking photos at concerts, etc.

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Music has helped me through my most stressful and anxious moments in life by being that one thing to calm me down and bring a smile to my face. For example; when my dad was deployed for a second time I really struggled with the stress of him being overseas, but when I would listen to All Time Low’s music it really helped me calm down and make me happy!

Does music make you happy and if so why? Or do you have something else that makes you insanely happy? Share with us!

-Brittany 🙂