There are certain things in life we know we shouldn't do, but we do them anyway. However, it's time to challenge yourself to be a happier person. In order to do that, here are a few things that most people can't do for a full day, but should:
1. Avoid Looking in the Mirror
Even though you really only need to look into the mirror when you're getting ready in the morning, most of us love to check on our appearance throughout the day. However, you should try to avoid looking at reflective surfaces and using the front camera of your phone for a full day. The less you think about your looks, the more time you'll have to think about the important things in life.
2. Avoid the Internet and Television
Even if you don't watch anything on the actual television, you probably still watch shows on Netflix and interviews on YouTube. However, technology can distract us from interacting with our friends and family. Try to avoid looking at your electronics for a day, especially when you're out in public and should be focusing on the world around you.
3. Avoid Insulting Yourself
Even if we're super sweet to everyone around us, we always have something bad to say about ourselves. However, that negativity needs to come to an end. See how long you can last without putting yourself down for being dumb or ugly or weird. Whenever you feel the urge to insult yourself, compliment yourself instead.
4. Call Others Instead of Texting Them
The next time you need to ask your mother a question, try calling her instead of texting her. She'll appreciate the opportunity to hear your voice, especially if you don't live under the same roof as her. Your friends your own age might think it's weird when you call them instead of text them, but it could strengthen your relationship.
5. Smile at Everyone You See
Smiling is contagious. That's why you shouldn't feel weird about smiling at everyone you make eye contact with throughout the day. Even if they look at you like you're weird, you probably managed to brighten their day.
6. Quit Your Bad Habit
It's difficult to stop a bad habit. However, you can definitely do it for a day. Once you see that you're capable of putting your bad habit on hold for a day, you'll be able to do it for another day, then a month, then forever.
7. Don’t Complain about Anything
Most of us love to complain, even if we don't have anything serious to complain about. Our lives could be going great, but we'll complain about the size of the popcorn we get at the movies or how long we have to wait for a YouTube video to buffer. However, if you get rid of all of that negativity, you're going to be a happier person. That's why you should try to go a whole day without complaining about anything, no matter how big or small.
Challenge yourself to do these things for a full day. Of course, you don't have to do all of them at once. You can try each one on a different day of the week. Have you ever done any of these things for a full day without even trying?