10 mental skills you need to live a happy life

In recent times, the concept of “well-being” has been gaining traction. It refers to a state of being healthy, both physically and mentally, as well as being socially and economically fulfilled.

According to Dr. Tchiki Davis, an expert in well-being technology and a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, it appears that one’s level of happiness in life can increase through mental training.

Here are ten mental skills essential for building a happy life

Happiness is a universal aspiration, and a goal sought after by everyone. It is through happiness that we can lead fulfilling lives.

However, just like anything else, cultivating happiness in daily life requires practice and skill. It’s crucial to understand that these skills are not mysterious talents. Finding the path to happiness involves educating our minds.

Dr. Tchiki Davis, a well-being expert and author, suggests that by focusing on developing the following ten skills, we can lead happier lives.

  1. Happiness plan

Creating a plan for happiness is as essential as following a recipe to bake a cake or using a map to navigate to an unfamiliar place. A good happiness plan can guide you from your current situation to the happy life you envision.

  1. Believe in yourself

Remember when you thought learning to ride a bike was impossible? But then you tried, and it wasn’t as impossible as you thought? The first step is to believe in yourself and your ability to live a happy life. This belief empowers you with the understanding that you possess the inherent power to do so. Self-improvement is, therefore, the key to living a happy life.

  1. Positive thinking

Maintaining a positive outlook, even during challenging times, can lead to a happier life. Every moment presents an opportunity to find the silver lining.

  1. Confidence

It is possible to learn confidence as a skill. By nurturing self-love through your thoughts, feelings, and actions, you can lead a happier life with greater ease.

  1. Work-life balance

Feeling exhausted and in need of rest? Learning to balance work and personal life allows for effective time management and enhances enjoyment of all aspects of life.

  1. Resilience

Life’s challenges can knock us down, but our ability to bounce back is crucial to living a happy life. Developing emotional resilience ensures that challenges do not overwhelm us.

  1. Mindfulness

In today’s fast-paced world, we often live on autopilot, missing out on valuable experiences and relationships. Deepening self-awareness helps us appreciate life’s offerings more fully.

  1. Purpose

Discovering what fulfils us can be challenging, but finding our purpose is essential to a meaningful and fulfilling life. Acquiring the skill to realise our purpose enhances the quality of our lives.

  1. Kindness

Acts of kindness towards others contribute significantly to our own happiness. Practising kindness fosters lasting happiness.

  1. Healthy relationships

Long-term happiness stems from nurturing relationships with others. Building healthy bonds is crucial for both health and happiness.

The adaptation of this information is from a digital article from the Spanish edition of Marie Claire International.

This article was syndicated from Marie Claire Japan
Translated and adapted by Praise Vandeh, Marie Claire Nigeria Content Writer


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