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5 Crucial Factors For Living A Happy Life, According To Carl Jung 


If you’ve ever heard of Carl Jung, I’m sure you’re familiar with the history of his work. Yung is a well-known Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist who founded many theories about identity, personality, and analytical psychology.

His work has been studied in the whole wide world and today many of his theories and suggestions for improving one’s life are still considered true.

One of his theories includes finding happiness in life by adopting these 5 key elements according to Jung. It’s known for a fact that finding happiness can be quite a challenge and many psychologists are still trying to answer the most difficult questions about life.

However, happiness can’t be same for every person. And it’s up for everyone to look a little deeper in order to achieve happiness.

These are Jung’s 5 basic factors for living a happier, more fulfilled life.

1.Take Care Of Your Physical And Mental Health

The first rule is taking care of our physical being as well as mental health. It shouldn’t come to you as a surprise when someone is taking care of their body and soul. Instead, let them inspire you to start doing the same. And the sooner, the better!

Exercise, treat your body right by eating healthier, get the rest you need, sleep properly. The moment you improve your life by practicing these habits, you’ll feel the sudden change in your mental health as well.

The physical benefits of exercise alone are enough to make you happier. Our bodies tend to release the hormone endorphin when we’re physically active which is known to reduce our perception of pain. Endorphins also trigger that positive, happy feeling in our body.

Take the time to improve your well-being. Your body and brain will thank you.

2.Work To Improve Your Relationships

As human beings, we crave for love and undivided attention and we’re able to satisfy those cravings, by socializing and nurturing our relationships with our family, friends, marriages, coworkers and so on.

That’s exactly what the second rule for happiness stands for, according to Sir Carl Jung. Maintaining and cultivating every valuable relationship in our life.

The general consensus is that someone who is loved and who works hard to put his relationship first experiences more happiness than people who do the opposite.

We should work hard to take care of the people who make our life beautiful. The ones we hold dear. We should hold on to those rare birds who would give their best to be there for us when we need it the most.

Because when you think about it, people who live a closeted life and spend it on their own, don’t tend to be very happy. Happiness increases only by sharing it. Share your life and joy with the ones you appreciate!

3.Take The Time To Notice The Beauty Around You

It seems like this world is often driving us crazy. We live rushing without taking the time off to enjoy this world. Life is beautiful. Stop for a second and breathe in.

If we ever want to achieve more serene, calm state of mind and at the same time reach true happiness, we need to slow down and take look at everything around us.

Go for a walk in the park, smell those fresh roses, go for a hike on the highest of peaks, sleep under the stars, call a friend you’ve missed for quite some time, share some change with the man on the street, just LIVE.

Take the time to soak up in the world around you and appreciate the beauty in every little form there is.

4.Appreciate Your Life And Work

One of the essential rules for finding happiness in life is appreciating your life and loving the thing you do for a living.

There is a great difference between people who live to work and those who work to make a living. I, myself, always strived to work something that would make me feel like fulfilled.

When we feel productive and needed, our levels of happiness go up. While most of the people don’t put that much effort and love in their jobs, those who do, experience more satisfaction and take pride in their work.

5.Have Something You Believe In

Regardless of the fact that religion doesn’t necessarily lead to a happier life, there are many people out there who claim that believing in something divine and holy could eventually help them find the path of happiness.

The idea of an afterlife and the fact that life doesn’t stop when we pass away is of great comfort and it can bring solace to many people out there.

What do you think of Jung’s list? Would you add anything else?