None of us is perfectly happy all the time. We all have our downswings, and some of us struggle with mental health in a more chronic way. But whether you’re dealing with a bad mood, a mental health disorder, or you’re just looking to enjoy the good times, even more, there are simple steps you can take to improve overall happiness. 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 luxury apartments in Tulsa.
If you know anyone within or beyond our community of new apartments in Tulsa, OK 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 easy 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, shoot some hoops at our basketball court, or head over to our expansive dog park with your pup. 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.
About half of all adults, busy and plugged-in as we so often are, report getting insufficient sleep at least some of the time. If you’re one of them, we recommend having a consistent sleep routine (go to bed and get out of bed at the same times each day) as much as possible, giving yourself time to wind down at night, investing in a comfy bed, and turning down the temperature when you go to sleep. These strategies have proven helpful for many suffering from trouble sleeping.
Which of these tips did you need to hear most? We hope we’ve helped inspire you with new ways to promote your overall happiness from the comfort of our luxury apartments in Tulsa! If you’d like to see any future tips and recommendations from us in the future, make sure you bookmark our blog page for easy access to upcoming posts. Finally, if you don’t want to miss out on special promotions, community updates, and events follow us on Instagram!