Having trouble letting joy in? Here are the three key methods for bringing more joy into your life:
- Let go of expectations – A major way to welcome in joy is by letting go of rigid expectations and stop trying to control everything. When you open yourself to all the possibilities life has to offer, you will experience real joy from the universe.
- Perform random acts of kindness – When you choose to focus on others rather than yourself, without expecting anything in return, you’ll feel a sense of joy most people lack. For instance, when you give to charity, your brain’s pleasure center is stimulated, fMRI studies have shown. This is why you get that ‘warm glow’ when you give. If you don’t have much disposable income, you can donate your time at a local shelter.
- Choose heart-driven goals – Material possessions, achievements and the approval of others are usually the things that drive our goals. From early childhood, we’re taught that well-being comes from the attainment of wealth. As we grow older, this is reinforced by the media. However, those are ego-driven goals and don’t originate from our heart. That only leads to empty success that will never make you truly happy. When you get rid of your ego in your goal-setting, you’ll start experiencing true achievement from within, leading to feelings of joy.
Start your summer off right by ushering a wave of joy into your life. The link is strongest from joy to success, so if you want to be more successful, work on being more joyful.
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To your success!