5 Tips For A Happier Day
We could all use a little extra happy in our lives, right? Modern life can get pretty gruelling at times with crazy work commitments, not enough time with friends and family, a lack of downtime to rest and relax…and everything else.
When we find ourselves overstretched it’s usually our happiness and mental health that suffers first, making it more difficult to handle whatever the day throws at you. Luckily, there are easy ways to get a smile on your dial so let’s get happy with 5 Tips For A Happier Day.
Start The Day With Gratitude
It sounds simple enough but our favourite way to start the day is practising gratitude for all the wonderful things in your life. No matter where you’re at, there’s always something to be grateful for. As you get ready for the day simply pick your top 3-4 and speak them aloud. ”I am grateful for my health, for my partner, for my home, for my family”…whatever is most important to you.
Walk Where Possible
It’s amazing what a little light exercise can do for your levels of endorphins (the cellular reaction that triggers happiness in our bodies). Choose a route that requires a little extra walking on your way to work and feel the difference.
Do A Good Deed
This is a great way to feel good about yourself and make a small difference to another. Give a compliment, buy a colleague a coffee, hold the door for someone, offer to help someone who’s struggling with an armful of groceries – a good deed is a fantastic way to bring some happiness to your day (and someone else’s!)
Practice Deep Breathing
This one you can do without even leaving your desk. Several times a day stop what you’re doing, close your eyes and focus on deep, calm breathing. Studies show this slows your heart rate and relaxes you as a result, allowing you to collect yourself and get back to your to-do list with a sense of peaceful happiness.
Take Time Our For #1
How often do you take time out for yourself? Every day? Week? Month? No matter how busy we get taking time our for #1 is vital to good mental health and happiness. Whether you like to read, paint, cook, exercise or go to the cinema in your spare time, make sure you’re taking some time out every day to just do you.