Carl Jung says these 5 factors are crucial to living a happy life

Have you ever heard of Carl Jung? He was an eminent psychologist and founder of various theories about identity, personality, and analytical psychology.

His work has been studied by many experts, and these days, most of his suggestions and theories for improving the quality of one`s life are still relevant.

In our busy world, it can be quite difficult to find the time to analyze the proverbial and it seems like the more able we are to see things, the less unsure we are about the things that make us happier.

Finding happiness can be a real challenge and many psychologists have been trying hard to find the answer to some of the most difficult questions about life.

It is worth noting that the key to happiness is not the same for everyone. While we are led to believe that money is the simplest way to achieve happiness, mounting evidence claims that we need to look within to find happiness.

According to Carl Jung, here are the 5 ways in which you can improve your own happiness:

1. Take Care of Your Physical and Mental Health

Taking care of your body, eating right, exercising on a regular basis, getting the sleep you need, and tending to be less stressed and more relaxed can all make you a happier person.

Exercise is particularly important, as it its physical benefits are more than enough to make one happier.  When we exercise, our bodies release endorphins which provide the same level of happiness and satisfaction as eating chocolate.

2. Working to Improve Your Relationships

Each and every person in our lives can make us feel happier.  While we cannot get along with everyone, the general agreement is that a person who is loved and puts their relationships first feels happier and more satisfied than those who don’t.

Spending time with your friends and family members can also make you feel happier.  When we get rid of the need t work to make others happy, we experience happiness as a result of this action.

3. See The Beauty All Around

To feel happy and satisfied, we need to stop for a second and take a look around us.  Smell the roses, nap outside, picnic in the woods, visit a friend, and value the beauty that is present all around.

Unfortunately, we rarely do these things these days.  It is shame though, as soaking up the beauty around us can significantly improve our happiness and reduce stress at the same time.

4. Enjoy Your Work and Life

Employees feel much happier when they enjoy their job and don’t feel like there needs to be a division between their personal and professional life.  When we feel unnecessary and unproductive, our levels of happiness drop and vice versa.

5. Something to Believe

Although religion doesn’t necessarily lead to happier life, many people claim that believing in something divine could lead to a path of happiness.

The idea that life doesn’t stop when we die is a great comfort to many people and it can bring the acceptance during tough situations.

Sources:

http://hackspirit.com/carl-jung-says-5-factors-crucial-living-happy-life/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-happiness-project/201202/carl-jungs-five-key-elements-happiness