Instant Happiness: 10 Ways To Take Hold of It Today

Happiness.

How can something be talked about so often and still feel so elusive? If you feel this way, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there.

The good news is happiness, in large, is a choice. It’s a decision you make every day, every moment, to be the best and see the best.

Here are ten quick tips to help you be ecstatic about life.

  1. Stop comparing. Houses. Cars. Bodies. Money. Beauty. You are perfect as you are. 
  2. Live from a place of gratitude. Focus on five things you have that others are still praying for.
  3. Reflect on how you’ve grown. Don’t make light of your progress. You’ve worked hard to become who you are today.
  4. Walk among nature and breathe in beauty. Watch a sunset, listen to the ocean roar, walk among a field of flowers. Inhale life, exhale stress.
  5. Take life one day at a time. Think not of yesterday- it’s done. Think not of tomorrow- it’s yet to come. Focus only on here, now, this moment, this day. Mindfulness brings such insight.
  6. Assume the best of others. When someone acts in a way that’s less than you’d like, respond by assuming the best. Show grace. It’s good for the soul.
  7. Indulge in small pleasures. Hot chocolate. A bubble bath. Lying in a dark room with the windows open listening to the sound of the rain. A song that connects with your soul. Small things bring great joy.
  8. Learn something new every day. Your mind needs food as much as your body. Nourish it.
  9. Get an endorphin high. Smiling and exercise are two of the simplest, most effective ways to get a natural, mood enhancing high.
  10. Spend time in a place that feels like home. Go to a place that isn’t your home, but feels like one- the quiet of the mountains or the foot of the ocean or the solace of a sidewalk cafe. Let your soul soak it in.

What is one way you can boost your mood right this second? 

Until next time, lifers.

XO,

Emily

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