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Emotional Well-Being: 7 Keys to Happiness

We spend our lives searching for the key to happiness, but I regret to say that there is no magic formula that will make you feel happier or better about yourself. So, stop looking and focus on yourself, because the key to happiness lies within you.

Being happy significantly benefits our emotional well-being and that source of happiness can only be found deep within us. In which case, being happy and cheerful is entirely up to you. Exercising, taking time for yourself, interacting with other people, especially positive people, or listening to music are all good examples of ways to feel better emotionally.

Although there is no magic formula for happiness, we at Samsara would like to offer you some advice on how to focus more on yourself and achieve the emotional well-being you seek:

1.- Practice mindfulness

Meditate and concentrate on the here and now. Discard any negative thoughts that come into your head and keep your mind blank. Learn to connect body and mind and see the positive side of your daily life situations. Do not live in the future, do not worry about things that have not yet happened and live the moment.

2.- Exercise

Exercising regularly makes you feel better about yourself. Not only does it increase your energy levels, but it also reduces stress. This doesn’t mean you have to go to the gym every day and break into a sweat or run a marathon. Practices such as yoga or Pilates help you to feel good physically, and mentally, as they help to improve your mood.

3.- Surround yourself with positive people

Spend time with family and friends, so you’ll never have to regret not having been able to spend time with them because of work or other responsibilities. Your relationships with others are fundamental to your being happy. That is why you should cherish all the people around you and enjoy their company. That said, make sure you surround yourself with positive people who bring a sense of goodness to your life. Happiness is contagious, so steer clear of toxic people who squeeze the joy out of you.

4.- Listen to music

It’ s already been said that music tames wild animals, and not just that, music has a direct effect on our mood and morale. Listening to music provides many psychological benefits, and, moreover, we can control our mood depending on the type of music we listen to.

5.- Get outdoors and enjoy the good weather

The sun is a powerful natural antidepressant. So, get off the sofa and switch off the TV. Go out and enjoy the good weather, you’ll soon see how your mood improves.

6.- Accept yourself as you are

You must accept yourself for who you are, your feelings, your failings and your strengths. We all go through bad times and it’s not good for you to keep your feelings to yourself. Pretending that everything is going well will only frustrate you and make you even more miserable.

7.- Find time for yourself

You must always find a moment during each day to dedicate to yourself. Leave responsibilities to one side, disconnect the phone and think only about yourself. Learn to say no to others and say yes to yourself. Spend time either doing something you love or enjoy or try some new activities.


You are already holding the key to happiness, because happiness is inside you. You just have to learn to enjoy living in the moment and boost your well-being.


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