There are a few simple steps you can take today or this week to be happier right away. Of course, happiness is a long term journey, but you can start at any point. Here are 8 ways to be happier today.
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8 Ways to Be Happier Today
1. Write down 3 things you’re grateful for
Gratitude is the best way to turn what you have into enough. It’s something that you can do right now, anywhere you are, and immediately feel a little better about things.
2. Meditate for 10 minutes
Taking a few minutes in between activities to just sit still and quiet your mind can help you be happier and less stressed out.
3. Listen to someone positive
Positivity is contagious, so if you know someone really positive or happy, or even just a happy Youtuber, listen to them for a while and let the happiness rub off on you.
4. Listen to a motivational speech
Listening to an inspirational speech or TED talk can really help put you in a better, more inspired mood in no time at all. Feed your mind with positivity, and your life will be more positive.
5. Read a personal development book or blog (like this one ;))
Check out our list of books for recovering from depression for some reading ideas. My all-time favorite is The Success Principles by Jack Canfield.
6. Forgive someone who hurt you
Letting go of the past – even just a small piece of it – can lighten the emotional load you carry on your shoulders and make life feel a little easier. Learn more about forgiveness here.
7. Unfollow negative people on social media
If you’re following people on social media who make you feel awful every time you read a post from them, it’s ok to stop following them and find someone else to follow or friend with a more positive outlook on life. You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
8. Go for a walk outside
Walking plus nature = a happier you! Even if you just walk down the block and back and see a few trees, a little greenery and fresh air always helps.
Pick one of the tips above and try it out today! Good luck. 🙂
If you’d like more tips on how to be happier, check out our 30 Day Negativity Detox.