“Happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors.” -Dalai Lama
It’s hard to find a guide that can tell you how to be happy, but don’t we all look for answers and try to figure out that one way which fits our criteria of ‘happiness’?
In today’s world, considering the pandemic as well, our lives are jam packed with either trying to find work, or sticking to our workplaces constantly running from A to B, juggling far too many balls and generally just living on high energy to try and keep up with life’s demands.
We are sure these 5 reasons would be enough to prove to you why taking a time out can improve your happiness and how it can actually help you in the long run.
It gives you a mental break
Stress, anxiety and depression are just a few of the mental health issues that many people experience in day to day life. Taking a time out will help you relax your mind and make you feel more energized and motivated. You might find it easier to concentrate on the task at hand and make you more productive, refueled and driven to get the work done to the best of your ability. Increased motivation = Increased happiness.
It helps you find a perspective
When your mind is free from the work stress, or even personal matters, you have a clear path and a perspective in the right direction. Gradually what felt stressful before, feels far more manageable because you are free and the break was a great way to garner a little perspective. According to her research, happiness is: 10% life circumstances. 40% intentional activity.
It gives you the space to be creative
When you are relaxed, you tend to be more creative. When you take time out to chill, to relax and to unwind, you’ll find yourself more inspired and thinking more creatively. Creativity comes naturally to you when you are relaxed and in turn, gives you happiness. Time without structure lets your mind wander so you can spark new ideas.
Boost your self esteem
You can boost your self-esteem by choosing time alone for personal reflection and goal setting. The key here is your intention. When you’re working and swamped in deadlines and work loads, the stress and pressure means you stop taking breaks and giving yourself a moment out, but actually taking time out in these moments has never been more important. Solitude is good for people if they choose it. Your motivation matters, and the more you are keen on taking a break for yourself, the more is your self esteem and so is your happiness.
Taking time off will help you stay positive
Have time out to spend with your loved ones, to yourself or simply to do the things you love, of course boosts your positivity and happiness. It’s so important to have a good balance in life, and taking time out to just escape the day is so important in helping you keep that positive outlook in life. Spend a little time escaping the reality and take a walk down – the ultimate cure for any stresses.
So, all you need to do is stop making excuses, dedicate some time to yourself and not only will you love it, but it’ll have tons of personal benefits for you too.