Could you be happier? Think about it for a moment.
We probably all could. And a lot of the time we are eager to say, “I am happy.” When really, we aren’t as happy as we could or should be. There doesn’t have to be an exact reason why you’re not totally happy but there are things to make you happier!
OUT WITH THE OLD
There are plenty of benefits to decluttering. It’s always refreshing to have a clean out. Creating a clear space can help create a clear mind. Clutter makes things harder to find causing stress and frustration. Goodbye clutter, goodbye stress and frustration!
Have a day where you go through your wardrobe, under the bed, your desk and your computer and have a good ol’ clean up.
Doing good deeds for others, large or small, is always satisfying. I’ve got a checklist for you here!
According to WebMD, there are, “Ample studies showing that when people receive generosity and compassion, there is a positive effect on their health and well-being.” These studies have been undertaken since the 1950s to work out the connection between stress and life expectancy. They showed that doing good deeds helps you live longer than those who don’t. This is because doing things for others helps relieve stress.
You can read more about the science of doing good deeds here.
Overall, doing good things for other won’t result in anything bad happening. You just do as much as you can and be honest with yourself if you feel like you may be taken advantage of.
CREATE A ROUTINE
Giving yourself some structure will undoubtedly make you happier. Why? Because the human race craves a certain amount of structure. Even the most spontaneous person gives themselves a routine of sorts.
By having a structure to your day you are providing yourself with ample time to complete everything you need to get done allowing plenty of free time to do whatever you like.
You can see my post on how to start your day right, here. It may provide some structure to your mornings.
TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF
Girl (or guy), you need to treat yo’self. And the best thing you can do is to have a bit of “me” time. Pamper, read, watch a movie, eat a pizza to yourself. The more time you give yourself for chilling out and relaxing the happier you will be. Trust me. If your life consists of work, constant socialisation and date nights you will just end up exhausted no matter how good those things may be.
This seems pretty obvious, right? But a lot of people are incredibly unhappy because they are desperate to belong somewhere or be with someone under the false pretence of being content.
First of all, you need to be comfortable in your own skin and relaxed with your personality. Never be ashamed of what you enjoy. Be vocal about it and don’t worry about what others think. As soon as people start judging you, they are not the ones you want to associate with anyway.
Embrace who you are and surround yourself with what makes you happy.
I hope these simple tips will be a reminder of how you can be happier with yourself and life in general.