They say happiness comes from within, and I absolutely agree, but I believe there are some outward activities that can be used to give that inner happiness a “helping hand”. These activities work very well for me and i’m sure at least one of them will definitely work for you…
I love how I feel after exercising, I could start my routine feeling very sober and sad and then will be totally pumped by the time I finish. Exercising is a great way of setting the tone of your whole day on a high note. It is also a great confidence booster. If you’re not interested in the whole sweaty work out routine, you can try yoga…It’s also an awesome mood booster.
Surround yourself with happy people
This is a no brainer really…surrounding yourself with people that are bubbly and full of life is bound to catch on with you. Laughter is contagious, so take time out to go out and laugh with friends. If they don’t stay in the same city as you, ditch the instant messaging, pick up your phone and make phone calls. Gist, laugh and release all that pent up emotion.
Comedy is my favorite movie genre, I absolutely love laughing. Watching a good comedy can take me from 0 to 100 really quickly. So, for optimum happiness results, I recommend a healthy dose of comedy, daily.
Set small goals and achieve them
These goals may be as small as planning to drink up to 5 glasses of water before the end of the day or to read one chapter of a motivational book daily, maybe you’re learning a new language and you dedicate an hour everyday to it. Whatever it is, achieving these small goals will make you feel very accomplished at the end of the day and the feeling of accomplishment will make you happy.
This has proven to be very effective…you can choose to pray or meditate or pray while meditating. It is very relaxing and calming. Yoga is also a good meditating activity, you get a two-in-one package with that; you become relaxed and keep a fit body at the same time.
Listen to upbeat music
I’m sure you will agree with me that music is great therapy. I love music and I love dancing. Upbeat music does wonders in boosting happiness levels. I even incorporated it into my workout routine, sometimes I do dance workouts, talk about double boosting!
So tell me, what do you do to boost your happiness when you are feeling down and low? I would love to hear from you, please share with me in the comments section 🙂