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Finding happiness — whatever that is!

This year our focus is A Happy New You. We think that’s what we all deserve. So while you work towards a healthy, fulfilled lifestyle, we’re here to support you every step of the way — and have fun while doing it. Because we believe that true happiness is a journey, not a destination.

That’s us. But what does happiness mean to you? Although it’s a word we tend to throw around a lot, have you ever stopped to consider what it actually means? In the dictionary, it’s defined as “the state of well being and contentment” — but it’s not the official definition we’re looking for. How do you personally define happiness?

Most of us probably don’t believe we need a formal definition of the term; we know it when we feel it. That smile that appears when seeing an old friend, that deep belly laughter, those tears that form when receiving some good news.

Although the ultimate feeling of happiness is the same for everyone, the places we find it are different. Don’t know where to look? Start with these simple pointers:

  • Find an activity that brings you joy
    We’re talking about things that make you smile, laugh, get lost in concentration or stop and think how lucky you are.
  • Take chances and embrace the unknown
    Sometimes our best decisions in life are hidden as risks. If it seems scary, then it’s probably out of your comfort zone — and when we leave our comfort zone, incredible things can happen!
  • Be kind to yourself
    Self-love is ultimate happiness. When we love ourselves, we allow ourselves to find that deep, core happiness.
  • Find purpose in the things you do
    Through contributing to the well-being of the world, we can feel a greater sense of purpose. This makes life fulfilling because we’re a part of something bigger than ourselves!
  • Look for pleasure in the small things
    Although we might miss dreamy holidays and fancy restaurants, they’re not the only thing that can bring us happiness. The smaller things like a warm cup of tea, a workout with a friend or a cuddle with a pet that gives us the most joy! So why not bake a cake, video call your parents or take a long bath while watching your favorite series? It’s no tropical beach but it’s not far off!7 Mal angesehen