Here are 10 tips to be happy in life. Life throws us stones and rubs mud on our faces. But we are left with the choice to either get back on our feet and clean ourselves up. Or lie down on the ground complaining and enjoying the stink and stench from down below.
Our environment affects our lifestyle, way of thinking, imaginations, creativity, goals and almost everything about our personality. We need to get out of the box that location places us, so we can see and feel how people in other places live, survive, struggle and think . Having a feel of other people’s culture and tradition takes our mind and body on a whole new journey, especially if it’s our first experience in a new place. This is a very good way to refresh our creative energy, forget about the cumbersome worries of life and help us relax like babies.
Travelling helps our mind to grow in a way that is very beneficial to us. We experience new events, see how people in other cultures behave; see how creative people are on their side of the world. Travelling helps us to appreciate the fact that people are different and that makes them even more unique. We get to see what the saying “one man’s food is another man’s poison” means as Do’s in one culture may be Don’ts in another. Travelling is something we should all engage in often.
“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain
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2. LEARNING HOW TO PLAY AN INSTRUMENT
This is something I personally love; it’s a challenging, uplifting, mind-blowing experience. Learning how to play an instrument is something everyone should do, because its benefits to us are huge. For instance, a right-handed person who is learning how to play a guitar will get to understand that his left-hand is equally as useful as his right. (Vice-versa for a left-handed person). Most of the work done which is fretting (holding down the strings of a guitar) is done by the players’ dormant hand while the strumming (plucking or striking the strings to produce sound) is done by the players’ active hand. Learning how to play an instrument changes the way our brain thinks naturally. And it is both as challenging and interesting.
Playing an instrument increases you I.Q, it helps you to express feelings, words and even thoughts through musical sound, it serves as a hobby, and it makes you a more attractive person. It increases your all-round creativity. I am a proud lead guitarist and I know you will benefit a lot more than what you think if you start learning any musical instrument.
“Anything you can do to express yourself is a form of art. That is why I love my craft so much. I always wanted to play other artists. If I can’t play an instrument, then I want to play a character that can. There is an artist behind everything, and I think that’s beautiful.” Emily Rios