Posted on June 13, 2019
None of us is perfectly happy all the time. When you’re looking to improve your happiness, there are simple steps you can take that are proven to help. We want all our residents to experience as much happiness as possible, so we’ve pulled together a few tips to help! Every one of these steps can be started immediately and accomplished right at home in your apartments in Lake Highlands, Dallas.
If you know anyone within or beyond our community of upscale Lake Highlands apartments who could use some tips like these, be sure to share this post with them when you’re done reading! For now, set yourself up for increased happiness and read through our tips for yourself!
You may have heard of mindfulness because it seems to be all the rage these days. But mindfulness is more than just a fad. Lots of different behaviors can promote mindfulness, but in general, mindfulness refers to the project of paying attention to the present moment, especially using your senses to become aware of how a situation or environment feels in the here and now. Because it focuses on the immediate and the tangible, mindfulness is an excellent practice for anyone needing to get in control of anxious or obsessive thoughts, especially thoughts that relate to the past or future.
A popular way to practice mindfulness is to meditate, and studies have shown that regular meditation has long-lasting effects on how the brain processes thoughts and feelings. This article from Mindful.org is a great primer on how to meditate in a way that’s most helpful for you. We highly recommend you try doing a guided meditation if you’re new to mindfulness meditation; you can find some toward the bottom of that Mindful.org article.
Other ways to practice mindfulness include journaling and talking to a licensed counselor. The common thread through all these practices is that they provide different, more controlled ways to process and reframe thoughts and feelings. When we change our relationship with negative thoughts that seem to be controlling us, we clear the way for greater happiness and calm.
It’s not always easing getting motivated to exercise, especially when you’re already feeling down. But studies show that even a little bit of exercise can have a huge positive impact on mental health. In the short-term, exercise releases endorphins that promote positive feelings in the body. In the long-term, regular exercise helps change your brain chemistry as well as keeping your body in working order, making you feel stronger, comfier, and more energetic.
You don’t need to get swole, trim fat, or lose pounds to gain the benefits of exercise. Head over to our state-of-the-art Fitness Center for a quick 15-minute workout, go for a jog in Watercrest Park, or just take a short walk around our gorgeous courtyard. These activities also have the added bonus of giving you some time to gain a new perspective, reframe your thoughts, and enjoy some fresh air.
Get Better Sleep
Our sleep has profound effects in every area of our lives, including our overall happiness. If you’re not getting enough rest, it can easily take a toll, not only making you feel tired, but also compromising your body’s natural ability to process thoughts, feelings, and memories in a healthy way.
If you’re struggling to get enough quality sleep, check out our blog on Top Tips for Better Sleep In Your Upscale Lake Highlands Apartments! The Cliffs Notes version is: have a consistent sleep routine, be mindful of your circadian rhythm, and invest in a good bed.
We wish all our residents increased happiness very soon, and we hope this post helped! If you’d like to see more tips and recommendations like these in the future, be sure to bookmark our blog page! We’ll be back in a few weeks to talk ice cream recommendations, but in the meantime, make sure to follow The Lookout on Instagram so that you never miss our community events, promotions, and updates!
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