Whether you've been in a long-term relationship or have been married for years, there will be times when chaos in your relationships is inevitable. In fact, we all go through periods of change and uncertainty — whether that's a new baby, moving to another city, or just having some time away from one another. In those moments, it can seem like romance and passion are falling by the wayside. But I'm here to tell you this isn't true! Here are nine tips for finding happiness in the midst of chaos:
Listen to your favorite music
Music can be a great way to calm down, focus on the positive, and feel more positive about your life. If you're in a situation where you feel unhappy, angry or anxious and need help relaxing, try listening to one of your favorite songs or playlists. Music can help you feel more positive about your future by reminding you of other happier times in your life when things were going well for you. The music should be something that is calming and uplifting rather than aggressive; this will help put your mind at ease instead of making things worse!
Exercise is good for your health, but it's also great for your happiness. There are several reasons why exercising can help you feel calmer and more relaxed:
The endorphins released by exercise can give you a natural high, making you feel happier
Exercise releases dopamine in the brain, which boosts your mood and energy levels
Exercise has also been linked to improved quality of sleep. This is important because poor sleep has been associated with feelings of anxiety and depression—both major factors when it comes to feeling unhappy. When we're tired or exhausted, our minds are less able to focus on what makes us feel happy or fulfilled in life; instead, they tend to dwell on negative thoughts that contribute toward unhappiness. By getting adequate rest each night (at least 7-8 hours total), you'll have more energy during the day so that these kinds of thoughts don't take over as much—and since exercising improves both mental clarity and physical strength too!
Be aware of how you think and what you say
You can learn a lot about yourself by observing how you talk to yourself. In times of chaos, it's easy to become overwhelmed with negative thoughts and words. But it's important to realize that these negative thoughts and words affect the way we feel. If those around you are experiencing similar turmoil, then it’s important for them to realize how their actions affect others as well.
It’s not always easy to stay positive when everything seems so uncertain or chaotic in our lives, but in order for us to find happiness during the chaos, we have no other choice but to try our best at working through adversity with positivity and hope instead of negativity.
Stay connected with others
It can be tempting to isolate yourself when you're struggling, but it's important to stay connected with your loved ones and friends. When you're feeling down, reaching out for help from those who love and care about you will lift your spirits and keep your mind off the problems that are causing the stress. Talking to other people about what's going on in your life might also help them feel better—sharing our personal struggles is a great way of letting others know they're not alone.
Focus on the good of the situation
When you have chaos in your life, it can be difficult to see the good. It’s easy to focus on the negative aspects of a situation and forget about all of the things that are going well for you. The key is to remind yourself that there are always positives in any situation.
Focus on what's working/going well for you right now
Focus on what makes your life happy now
Focus on all the people and things that make you feel good or bring happiness into your life
Don't let fear or worry take over
Worrying about things you cannot control will only make you feel worse and more stressed out.
Worrying will also make it harder for you to be happy. When we worry, our minds become focused on all the bad things that could happen—which makes us feel anxious or depressed in the short term; but it also has long-term effects on our physical health and mental wellbeing as well. Worry can even make us more likely to do things that we'll regret later!
If something is truly important, then take action now instead of worrying about it later: if there's something you need help with, reach out! If there's something that needs fixing, fix it! Don't keep putting off what needs doing.
Laugh as much as possible
It's no secret that laughter is a great stress reliever. The next time you're feeling overwhelmed by the chaos of life, turn to your favorite comedy or make light of the situation with friends. Laughter is good for you and can help you find happiness during chaos in many ways:
It makes people happy. A good laugh lights up a room and brings smiles to everyone present. It's contagious; when someone laughs, others will usually join in.
It reduces tension and stress levels. When people laugh together, they feel more connected than before they laughed together—and that sense of connection helps relieve tensions that may have built up between them (or within one person).
It increases endorphins and dopamine levels—two chemicals associated with pleasure.
Find gratitude in your life
It's hard to feel grateful when you're stressed or overwhelmed. But gratitude is a powerful tool that can help you manage stress and anxiety, even if you don't feel so grateful at first.
In the face of chaos, it's easy to lose sight of what is good in your life—but if you can practice finding gratitude during these stressful times, it will be easier for you to keep your mental health intact and make peace with what has happened so far.
Create a safe space for yourself at home
A safe space is a place that you can go to in your mind and shut out the chaos. You can create this space anywhere, but it’s best if you have some privacy. We recommend creating a safe space at home by finding an area where no one will bother you.
For example, if there is a room or corner of your apartment that has been neglected and rarely used, then this could be your new safe place!
How To Create A Safe Space At Home:
Step 1: Close off all other rooms in the house so nobody else will know what room they can find as soon as they walk through the front door (and make sure there are no signs on any doors).
Step 2: Pick out some nice furniture for yourself such as comfortable chairs or couches so when visitors come over there's something worth sitting on besides the floor (but don't forget about those walls!)
I hope these 9 tips help you find happiness during the chaos of life. Remember, you can't always control what happens to you or around you, but what matters most is how you respond to it all.