The world can be all doom and gloom. Money problems, poor health, unhappy relationships, world wars, and the list goes on and on.
It is important to know that there will always be problems. However, it does not mean that they should weigh us down and steal our joy. With these simple habits, anyone can bring sunshine back into their life: Here are my favorite things to do that will make you happy every day.
1. Have a to-do List
Start your day by writing what you want to accomplish for the day. Begin with the most important task of the day and then work through to the least important. This way you will achieve more from your 24 hours and feel happier on how you spent them.
2. Help Others
How about you help that intern get settled. See how you feel afterward. When we lend a helping hand we will feel happier about ourselves.
3. Give a Compliment
The key is to be honest while giving it. Next time you meet up with your bubbly friend how about complimenting them and saying, “You just light up the room.”
They say a smile is a curve that sets everything straight. A big bright smile will lighten up the mood in any situation. Go on, show off those pearly whites.
Take at least a 15-minute walk during the day to recharge your batteries. Not only do you feel refreshed but it improves your mood significantly.
6. Ride Your Bike
If it is feasible, ride your bike to work. You get to do cardio and release happiness hormones(serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine). Talk about killing 2 birds with 1 stone.
7. Listen to Music
Crank up your favorite jams and have a good time.
As you listen to your favorite tunes add in some moves. Don’t take yourself too seriously, let loose.
9. Read a Book
If you are an innie this is a good way to bring back your happiness. Flip those pages and you will find your center in no time.
10. Dress Nice
Did you know how you dress influences your mood? When you put on nice clothes you feel better about yourself.
11. Pamper Yourself
A little bit of self-care will put a smile on your face. How about you get a massage, buy yourself flowers, or even treat yourself to your favorite meal.
12. Good Night Rest
You know by now that little sleep makes you cranky. Catch at least 6 hours of sleep and wake up bright and early all happy.
13. Wear High Heels
Put on a sexy pair of heels to look slimmer and curvier. It will come as no surprise if it cheers you up.
14. Social Media Fast
The sad thing with social media is that it has a knack of making people feel miserable.To keep your cool, stay off social media at least one day a week. If not possible limit the time you spend on it.
15. Stop Comparing Yourself
Maybe you are saying; they have a big house, a nice car, and go on vacation every year. On the other hand, look at me; I live in a cramped apartment, my car is always breaking down, and I even don't know when was the last time I went on vacation. Let me stop you in your tracks.Comparison is a thief of joy. Do not compare yourself to others. That is the surest way to keep sane and be happy. Also, remember everyone's journey is different.
16. Stay in the Moment
These days everything is go, go, go, go, go. Stop! Be mindful of everything you do. Enjoy the moment and stop worrying about every little thing.
17. Spice up Your Romance
It is very easy to fall into a routine and get stuck in a rut. Switch things up in your love life to keep things interesting and fun. A popping relationship will make you happy.
18. Say Hello
People want people to say hello to them. However, most people do not want to be the first one to reach out and say hello. Make the first move and see how you feel.
19. Call a Loved One
Your friend, mum, sister, spiritual guide ... whoever you love most, and call them at least once a day. If you are going through a rough day they can help you put things in perspective and restore your joy.
Breathe in, count 1,2,3,4 and then breathe out and count 1,2,3,4. Repeat this simple exercise and you should be feeling much better.
21. Act of Kindness
A simple act of kindness can go a long way. Hold the door for someone, check in on an elderly neighbor, help a child tie their shoe laces ... all simple acts that make people happy.
Laughter is the best medicine. Start by making friends with the office clown. In no time, your days in the office will feel much shorter. If you don’t have an office clown watch your favorite comedian on Youtube.
23. Write a Gratitude Journal
Pen down what you are grateful for at the end of each day. It will demonstrate to you that your blessings outweigh your problems. Keep it for 1 year and you will never be the same. You will be a ball of sunshine.
24. Eat with Someone
Strive to have company whenever you eat. For instance, when you are going out for lunch, go with a friend. Eating with people nourishes our well being and a bonus is that you will not overindulge in the food.
25. Be Yourself
This is the most important tip of all. It will save you from wasting energy trying to be someone you are not.
JUST BE YOURSELF.
Everyone wants to be happy. Do not settle for gray days. Implement these simple tips and set yourself off to having happier and fulfilling days. To more happy days!