There are literally millions of digital articles, blog posts, etc. about happiness. We’re all searching for more of it, aren’t we? Always looking for the next best thing to stress less and chill more.
One harsh reality that I’ve recently dealt with is that happiness doesn’t just appear. We constantly work to develop our own happiness.
Yup. It’s all on us as individuals.
*Insert cheesy happiness quote here* 😉
It’s actually not all bad – I think it’s a GOOD thing that it’s entirely in our control. If you catch yourself having an “unhappy” day, read below for my four (plus a bonus tip at the bottom!) to get back on the happy train.
There have been numerous amounts of studies that provide gratitude to increasing happiness. This doesn’t mean simply being content – you can still strive to move forward for better things – but this allows you to remain grateful for what you already have.
A few ways to remain grateful:
- Maintain a gratitude journal.
- Hand-write thank you cards to people you deeply care about.
- Take extra steps to thank someone in person, even for the small things.
Take breaks regularly.
There are always some pauses in any given day – no matter how busy you are. Remember, WE’RE ALL BUSY. So, take a walk. Grab a coffee with a co-worker. Give yourself that space to breathe to not get swallowed up into overwhelm.
Just do whatever you need to do to no drop the ball on meetings, calls, fitting movement in, all the works.
Whether you use a digital calendar, Google docs, a physical planner – WRITE THAT SHIT DOWN. Keep track of when you’re going to take care of the “must do’s” of the week and understand what things can float from each week.
Tip: categorize your to-do lists into personal, professional and health needs and try to keep each category to only have three items on the list each week, because #sanity.
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Always make time for something you love.
Stay inspired. Give yourself AT LEAST fifteen minutes each day to anything that brings you joy (#mariekondoyourlife).
- Read a chapter in a book.
- Do yoga.
- Take a leisurely walk outside.
- Call a friend.
- Sit with your dogs (or any kind of animal baby) and simply enjoy their presence.
BONUS TIP: Get off social media. 😉 Do I need to explain much here? It’s the ultimate breeding ground for comparison, and we all know comparison is the thief of happiness.
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