Unless you are maybe Beyoncé or Queen Elizabeth, it’s fair to say that there is always room for improvement when it comes to your personal happiness! We all have to go through our trials and tribulations in life, and one of the best things about the human spirit is that it takes a lot to break it! Even if you aren’t particularly unhappy, there is always something you can do to make your life better! Here are seven ways to be happier in 2019 than you were in 2018.
It can really help your mental health and well being to keep a journal. Jotting down your thoughts and feelings every day might not seem like the most important thing when you are living them anyway, but it gives you something to look back on and see how much progress you have made, and how much you have achieved even when it doesn’t feel like it.
2. Talk on Your Commute
Put a little bit more friendliness in to your daily commute by making the effort to have some light conversation with your fellow commuters. It can be a really insulating and ostracising start to the day when everyone just has their headphones stuck in their ears.
3. Take Photos
Start the habit and challenge of taking one photograph of something pretty every single day. It will help to put you in the mindset of always looking out for the beautiful things in life, and you will have a stunning collection by the end of the year!
4. Make Plans
Give yourself things to look forward to by making lots of different plans with friends and family. Whether its vacations, parties, or just simple wine and cheese nights at home, all of these events will help to shape your year in a much more positive and exciting way.
Get into the habit of setting priorities for your evenings at home, almost like doing homework from your school days. Get the boring and essential tasks out of the way as soon as you get in, and that will leave you with the whole evening to be able to sit back and relax and enjoy things like movies, TV, books, and good company.
If you are in a financial position to be able to do so, you should look in to outsourcing some of the tasks that make your life miserable. There is no shame in having a cleaner if housework puts you in a funk, and things like meal subscription services completely eliminate the need for food shopping!
Remember to express gratitude in your life; it’s just like flexing a muscle to keep it healthy! Make little lists of three or so things that you are grateful for each week, trying not to replicate old answers, and you will see in time just how many good things you have going for you.