Are you in a slump? Is work getting you down? It’s time to get rid of the unhappiness in your life and bring in positive, happy energy! If you don’t know where to begin, don’t worry — we have the 10 best ways to feel happier right now. Let’s get started on a happier YOU!
10 Ways To Feel Happier Right Now
Get your namaste on and bring yoga and happiness in your life. Try to find a local yoga studio by your home and take a class or two to get the hang of it. For the more budget-friendly types, there are various yoga apps on iPhone and Android for only a couple bucks that are great for the very beginners to the more advanced yogis. Once you find your mind and body at peace, you’ll find happiness too.
It’s been scientifically proven that helping others will make you happier, so why not help out an organization in your community? If you don’t know where to start, Volunteer Match will help you find your specific interests and a local community that needs your help.
Treating Yo’ Self
In the immortal words of Donna Meagle from Parks and Recreation, treat yo’ self. Whether it’s that top from H&M you’ve had your eye on or letting yourself have that extra donut, a little present might just be what you need for a little happiness pick-me-up.
In the world of social networks to update, it’s good to go offline and interact with the world. Next time you’re out to brunch with friends, take a second, put down your phone, and realize that you really don’t need to Instagram your food this one time. When you finally look up from your phone, you’ll realize that there’s a whole world around you that you can interact with in real time. Crazy right?
Getting Outside to Explore
Speaking of going offline, have you ever stopped and tried exploring the world around you? As Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t slow down and look around, you might miss it.”
Finding a New Hobby
Getting your creative juices flowing with a new hobby can keep your mind active and satisfied. It could be as simple as a craft project you found on Pinterest or as difficult as learning a new instrument. No matter what you choose, you’ll start feeling more accomplished and yes, much happier.
Having Some Me Time
Going out and socializing can be a lot of fun, but it can also be very exhausting. Take a break once in a while from going out and instead chill out by watching Netflix. You’ll find that it can be a perfect remedy to social overload.
Buying Yourself Flowers
It sounds silly, but flowers actually can affect your happiness level! So when you stop by the grocery store, pick up a bouquet of your favorite flower and let the happiness into your home.
Letting It Go
Did you have a bad day at work? Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts, call up your friend to vent and then just forget about it. Holding onto negativity only decreases your happiness and is really just a waste of your time.
While it might seem weird to just go about your day smiling to everyone you see on the street, this really does work! Not only are you making your own day happier, but you might make the day of someone else.
Trying even just one or two of these tips is a surefire way to increase your overall happiness and help cut negativity that brings you down out of your life.
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