Why It's Important To Be Happy - 9 Life-Changing Reasons

I’m assuming you’re on here because you are probably somewhere between being a miserable train wreck of a person who has completely hit rock bottom with no hopes of ever recovering, (I’m kidding…) or your life is already incredibly enriched with happiness and you want more of it because you are clearly a greedy bastard. (Kidding…part 2! Trilogy hopefully in the making)

Well, regardless…this website is for anyone who is looking for tips and ways on how to lead a happier life because everyone knows that life can be a complete A-Hole sometimes. Here, you’ll find all the advice you need to start living a healthier and happier life, starting with your underwear. Who knew that the first thing you put on in the morning could have a huge impact on how your day goes. Did you know that most men keep their underwear for up to 6 years? Yikes. Check out our article on how often should you buy new underwear.

But let's leave underwear aside for a minute and explore the 9 life-changing reasons of why it's important to be happy.

Being happy affects you in so many ways that you might have not even known.

But did you know…

leading a happier lifestyle correlates with numerous benefits like:

1. Living longer

Yep, that’s right. Happier people tend to live longer. This is because your brain functions better when you’re a more positive person. You tend to attract happy thoughts which is like natural medicine for your mental AND physical health

2. Looking younger

Studies show that having a healthy happy brain is directly correlated with looking younger. It’s not always just genetics. This is because negative emotions like anger, stress and depression can speed up the aging process. So next time you get enraged and feel like punching someone in the face, try punching them with your smile instead.

3. Less stress and anxiety

This one is an obvious one. A happy person is happy because they have a lot less of these emotions in their lives. They know how to cope with them much better than most people.

And again, being less stressed out and feeling less anxious is healthy for your brain and can actually decrease your chances of getting a disease. Isn’t it strange that the way you think and feel can not only have a mental and emotional impact on you, but also a physical one? The brain is quite cray…

4. Attracting more positive outcomes in life

This one took a while for me to wrap my head around. But if anyone has ever studied The Law of Attraction, they’ll know what I’m talking about. Having an overall positive mindset doesn’t just make you feel better, but it actually attracts much more favourable outcomes in your life.

When we dwell on negative thoughts, it always seems like things are getting worse. But the complete opposite happens when you fill your head with positive thoughts. Everything suddenly changes and you might find yourself getting more “lucky”.

I didn’t create the damn universe, but that’s how it works for some reason. Positivity attracts positivity! YEAH!

5. Having better relationships with people

This might be another obvious one, but when you’re a happy-go-lucky person, you emit a lot of good energy and people tend to gravitate towards that. You get much less angry which means you are much less likely to get into confrontations with people in your every day life. You become the little light that people gravitate towards.

6. Gaining more success with your goals

When you don’t have all those negative thoughts in your head distracting you, you become a much more focused person who is capable of staying committed to the goals that you set.

You look at your failures as learning experiences instead of massive set backs and you have much more of a drive to become the person you want to become. It’s a lot easier to accomplish something when you’re radiating positive energy as opposed to being filled with dark unhappy thoughts.

7. Sleeping better

If you’re having trouble sleeping now, this is most likely because you might be stressed or unhappy in general. Being a happy person means no more of those late nights spent tossing and turning in your bed wishing your brain would just shut the hell up so you can finally get a good night’s rest.

And we all know why sleeping is important. Lack of sleep can weigh heavy on our mental state of mind over time. 

8. Gaining more confidence

It’s easy to always be comfortable in your own skin when you don’t have a care in the world. Imagine having to approach a stranger you think is attractive and striking up conversation. For most people, this can be a nerve-wracking dilemma. Now imagine seconds before you approached that person, you found out you just won the lottery.

I bet you’d dance your way over there with a big goofy dumb smile on your face, wouldn’t you? I understand this is an extreme example and people don’t just walk around with the perceived mindset of “HOLY ****, I just WON the ******* lottery!!!!”, but you get my point. Every task is easier with a happy-go-lucky attitude.

The ultimate measure of confidence?

"Forgetting" to put your pants on in the morning.

Do get caught with your pants down and show off what your momma gave you with the best boxer briefs to have ever graced your crown jewels.