Do You Want To Be More joyful In Your Life?
I’m pretty sure that most people or everybody wants to be more joyful in their life. Some people feel joy and happiness most of the time and some or most people, in my opinion, feel sad or down most of the time and are searching of how to be more happy and joyful in their life.
Though you can’t feel happiness and joy 100% of the time. You will have ups and downs but it is totally possible to feel joy and happiness most of the time.
So in this blog, I’m going to talk about 5 things that you can do to be more joyful in your life.
1. Cut Out People That Don’t Serve You
Hanging out with people that don’t really serve you or hanging out with people that you don’t really like to hang out with will make you more unhappy and less joyful in your life. So in order to live a more joyful life, you have to cut out people that don’t really serve you anymore.
I know that it can be hard at times because some of those people might be old friends or family members. I had to let go of most of my old friends that I had because they were talking behind my back. It was very difficult to cut out them from my life (because I was friends with them for a long time) but ever since I did, I felt freer and more joyful than I ever have been.
2. Eat More Healthy
There is a saying that you are what you eat, and the harsh reality is that it is very true. If you eat a lot of junk food then big surprise you’re going to feel like junk most of the time. But when you eat healthy food then you will feel good most of the time.
Now you don’t have to completely change your diet in an instant(unless you want to) you can eat a little more healthy over time and eventually down the road you will eat completely healthy. You don’t really have to be vegan or vegetarian instantly either( unless you want to of course).
3. Stop Relying On Things From The Outside
What I mean by stop relying on things on the outside is that you need to stop relying on the things outside of yourself to feel joy. I feel like that a lot of people do this and they need to realize that they don’t need things on the outside to make them feel joy, they can feel joy right now and finding joy within yourself.
What I found out is that when you do rely on stuff from the outside to make you feel joy, you will feel miserable most of the time. Even If you get the thing that you said will make you more joyful, you will only feel joy for a little and then you will go back to what you were feeling before.
So it is really important to stop relying on outside things to make you joy and decide to feel joy right now. When you find the joy within yourself, you will feel more joy than you ever had and it will last a lot longer too.
4. Get Rid of Your Inner Critic
Having the inner critic in your head will make you very miserable and it makes you feel like you can’t really do anything. There are multiple ways you can do to get rid of the inner critic. One of them is to simply ignore your inner critic. It will be hard to do especially If you listen to your inner critic often, but it can be done. Another way to get rid of your inner critic is to be aware of your thoughts. When you are aware of your thoughts, you can see what you are thinking and recognize that you are not your thoughts.
When you do get rid of your inner critic, you will notice that you will overall feel more joy. Not only that, but you will also have an easier time trying new things and getting out of your comfort zone because your inner critic is not in the way.
I think that a lot of people don’t really practice gratitude at all. I see that a lot of people take things for granted and I used to take things for granted as well until I started to practice gratitude.
I started to practice gratitude about around June 2019. Some time passed and I noticed that I was more naturally grateful for the things that I have and I could come up with things that I was grateful for more easily than I did before.
Don’t expect that you only have to practice it once and then you are good for the rest of your life. You have to make it a daily routine. I would recommend you to write down at least 5 things that you are grateful for in your life. Over time, you can write down more than 5 things that you are grateful for.
It doesn’t really matter how you do it, it’s just important that you practice gratitude. You will notice after some time that you will be more joyful and happy.
A lot of people want to feel joyful in their life. I can say that If you do nothing and or you don’t work on yourself, you will continue to be miserable and it will still be hard for you to feel joy. I used to struggle to feel joy in the past, I still sometimes do but I did most of the things that I mentioned in this blog and it has helped me to feel more joyful in life more often than before.
If you take action and implement any of the things that I mentioned in the post, then you will notice that you are feeling more and more joyful in your life.
If you have any questions or you want to talk about your experiences on joy, then feel free to comment below. I will reply back to you as soon as I can.
That’s all I have in this blog, I hope that all of you have a wonderful day, peace.