One of the Dalai Lama’s most famous quotes is: “I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy.”
Easier said than done.
Many of us have been pursuing happiness since the day we were born but, unfortunately, it has eluded the majority of us, no matter how many Dr. Phil self-help books we read. Although we may soak up the advice presented in these books, the problem is that it is difficult to implement this advice into our everyday lives.
That’s why I’ve compiled some tips on how to find happiness that don’t require major, turn-your-life-upside-down changes… After all, big steps and small steps alike lead to change. We can learn from brands like ZICO® Premium Coconut Water™. ZICO® Premium Coconut Water™ believes in the power of small changes and the strength in hitting the reset button. ZICO® Premium Coconut Water™ believes that hearts, minds, and coconuts are better when open. I believe. Do you believe?
ZICO® Premium Coconut Water™ teamed up with brand ambassador Jessica Alba to motivate people to #CrackLifeOpen and start living the life they want, today. Life envy, begone! Now, I want you to do the same with these 7 simple ways to add happiness to your everyday life. Check out these 7 Ways To Increase Your Happiness Now.
1. Be Thankful
Before you go to bed each night, write down ten things you are truly thankful for, like your family or the new pair of heels you bought. By identifying some of the positive aspects of your life, you’re focusing on what’s good instead of bad, and you will quickly begin to realize that the positive in your life outweighs the negative.
Volunteering just once a month can have huge benefits on your well-being. Helping others is proven to increase happiness. So what are you waiting for? Volunteer to walk your neighbor’s dog or sign up to tutor students at the local YMCA. Whatever type of work you choose to do, make sure it is meaningful to you.
3. Declutter Your Room
A messy environment can heighten your stress and cause concentration problems. If you can’t see the floor of your living space, now is the time to buy a broom and clean it. You’ll feel a huge sense of relief when you’re done.
4. Give Your Body the Good stuff
Seriously, you need to stay hydrated. This not only helps your physical appearance, but helps your body stay healthy. ZICO® Premium Coconut Water™ is an ideal choice for drinking. It is made from natural coconut water. Beyond the original bestselling natural flavor which has zero-added sugar, zero fat, and zero cholesterol, ZICO® Premium Coconut Water™ also comes in Chocolate, Pineapple, Mango, and Passion Fruit. If you have gluten or dairy allergies, you’ll be happy to know ZICO® Premium Coconut Water™ is naturally free from both. *ZICO® Premium Coconut Water™ is water, in a nutshell, but the beauty of ZICO® Premium Coconut Water™ is that it’s packed with 5 natural electrolytes, with as much potassium as a banana in one bottle, to help leave you feeling restored.
5. Don’t Multitask
In reality, multitasking can be more harmful than helpful. Studies show that people who multitask often have higher blood pressure, for instance. Instead of trying to do two things at once, choose to concentrate on just one activity- you will be more present in the moment and your body will be under less stress.
6. Make Goals
People who set goals are more likely to be happier than those who do not. Why? They give themselves something to look forward to, while challenging themselves at the same time. Don’t worry about not meeting all of your goals either- what’s important is that you simply try.
7. Work Out Every Day
Yes, it’s true: exercise releases endorphins. The moment you start running, biking, or swimming, your brain chemistry starts to change. It may be hard to motivate yourself to work out every day, so just remember that fifteen minutes is all you need for a mood boost. Remember, don’t push your body too hard and always stay hydrated. Stay hydrated this summer with ZICO® Premium Coconut Water™. It helps you take a step towards mind and body balance through a little natural TLC—and when you treat your body well, you treat yourself well. You feel connected, revitalized, and renewed. ZICO® Premium Coconut Water™ is like a reset button for positive change—it’s the start of something good. Life is short. You deserve to be at your best!
Now what are you waiting for? Crack Life Open this summer with ZICO® Premium Coconut Water™. Check out ZICO® Premium Coconut Water™ social pages or visit ZICO.com to find ZICO in a store near you or to order online.
“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by ZICO through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about ZICO, all opinions are my own.”