Do you know how to be happy? It's very easy to feel happy for a few moments, but what can you do to retain this feeling as long as possible? It’s very different from person to person, and it turns out that it’s also very much related to our zodiac sign.
Very often our happiness depends on simple and daily things: uninterrupted sleep at night, sports, trips in nature, or simply thankfulness – this, and only this, helps us to remain happy, and not our endless comparisons to others or our choice to focus solely on problems.
A positive attitude towards life is great, but it needs to be nurtured so that in challenging situations, we don’t lose it. Our ability to cope is critical in such situations, so we need to be flexible and, if necessary, even to change our perspective.
Choosing happiness can be simple or complex and therefore some steps need to be taken in order to attain it. No one is demanding that we remain happy all the time, but a positive attitude can certainly be greatly influenced by our personality.
So, what helps each zodiac sign to stay positive even in challenging times like ours?
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
To be happy, Ariens have to move. Moving, whether it's working out alone, participating in competitive sports, or extreme sports, releases endorphins in them. In short - anything that increases their pulse rate is good.
Ariens love adventures, are always testing their own limits and love venturing out of their comfort zone. Whenever they do that, they feel happy.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
All the Taurean needs to be happy is to look at what’s around them and to feel thankful. They know full well how to focus on their strengths and skills; it reminds them of their successes and fills them with happiness.
This focus helps them to get excited about what they are doing and to be happy about the future to come. They only need to practice mindfulness and to be present in the moment.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Geminis love to have fun and to do things – this helps them stay happy. They simply give themselves permission to be themselves. Geminis see no need to compare themselves to others because they know that it can cause frustration and disappointment.
Thanks to their versatility and mental flexibility, Geminis manage to see the good in every situation. They also feel happy about the littlest things, like, for example, delicious tea in a nice mug or pleasant weather outside.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
To be happy, Cancerians must feel the love and support of their family and friends. They like doing things for others and being in the right place and at the right time gives them great satisfaction.
The more time they spend with loved ones, the happier they are, so Cancerians will always make an effort to meet or talk with them. Cancerians know how important this fact is to them.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Leos are usually very optimistic. Even when things don't quite work out they know how to make it better. They have a PhD in positive thinking, know how to experience lasting happiness, and are always certain that they can expect even better things in the future.
Leos are full of positive energy and it helps them to stay happy. Even if their mood sours, they have quite a few effective methods to improve it.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Virgos love wisdom and they know that the presence of smart people around them will make them happy. That is why they always form friendships with people who stimulate them intellectually. Virgos like to learn and so sometimes the best way for them to be happy is to learn something exciting and to lose themselves in a world full of new discoveries.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
If Librans had a choice, they would choose to remain happy all the time. They have an amazing sense of humor and are capable of laughing at themselves too. They are excellent at changing their perspective when they have to find an optimistic message in even the bleakest of situations.
If Librans are feeling down, they know how to regain their happiness by focusing on the things they love and the beauty that surrounds them.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Nature is what brings the most joy to Scorpios. Whether they go out for a bike ride, swim in the ocean or just walk around the neighborhood - their mood improves.
However, Scorpios have another method of making themselves happier - intimacy. Scorpios are known for their sexual appetite and this is the best way for them to relieve any stress or to extricate themselves from a stressful situation. Oxytocin and serotonin, the happiness hormones released during sex, help the Scorpio to see life from the optimistic side.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Let the Sagittarian plan something or go for a walk and they will be happy. New people, new experiences and new places excite them. Sagittarians prefer to accumulate experiences rather than property and just the thought of them expecting something new elevates their mood.
They respond to transitions and changes in a very positive way. For them, happiness is disrupting their routine with a different activity.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Capricorn’s happiness is related to the challenges they find in their work. They tend to focus on their dreams and plan all the ways in which to fulfill them. As long as they have a purpose in life, they will be happy.
It is very important for the Capricorns to take care of themselves: they need to get enough sleep, drink enough water, exercise and eat a healthy diet. For them, happiness requires endurance and they know they must work hard to achieve their goal.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Creativity - that is the secret of the Aquarian’s happiness. In addition, they also love to help others. It’s important for them to remain active and to be suspicious of things. They do everything their own way and that includes finding their own way to happiness.
Aquarians love intellectual challenges. They also find creative solutions in situations that seem lost to others. They love to be special and when they show that uniqueness to others, it makes them happy. They may not have a uniform method for this, but they are always ready to make adjustments.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
In order to remain happy, Pisceans need to exercise their imagination and so when they work on something which requires creativity, it excites them to no end. It may be something in the field of art - painting, photography, sculpture or writing, or it could be landscaping or restoring old furniture.
Pisceans also feel happy when they get a chance to help others. It makes them feel good. Assisting others makes them realize that they are valued. They don't even need to receive gratitude - they don't do it for selfish reasons.