At the moment you can feel easily overwhelmed by other things going on in the world especially if you watch a lot of the news.
Don’t be Regular
The Small Stuff
I have to confess that this is something that I have only started doing very recently and I can tell you that it does work. I have started to journal down the things that have made me happy each week, some people do it daily but I chose to do it weekly so I could really pick out the best bits. I write things that I’ve done that have made me happy, friends I have seen, books that have been good, TV programmes/films that made me laugh. It’s really good to look back at the week and I also find it inspires me to make sure that the next week follows the same pattern. Possibly improve it somehow if time allows. Just take the time to be thankful for what you have done or what others have done for you.
You smiled a little didn’t you?
Apparently we react more to being told a compliment by a complete stranger, nothing creepy mind you! But remember when you hold the door open for the next person behind you to say something like “have a nice day”, be polite and you’ll see that they will probably be a bit surprised at first but they will either reciprocate or at least smile back. It’s amazing the boost you get from this, something so small and simple to do.
So this is my little list of ways to boost your happiness so now after reading this I want you to go and do something that makes you happy. Go and do it. You’ll get a great buzz for taking the time to do it and remember – You are awesome!