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7 Simple Things That Will Make You Happy Today

Life is short to be sad, worried and miserable. Take a look at the simple things you can do today that will make you happy.

Mind Body By Himanshu Sharma / Dec 05, 2014

How to Be Happy Today

Life goes by in the blink of an eye. It's too short to be sad, worried and miserable. Don’t let moments pass by always complaining about this and that and telling everyone how your life doesn't go well. Cheer up, and be happy! There is no secret to happiness, it is only we who can make ourselves happy in life. Sometimes, it is our personal characteristics, life choices and behaviours that sabotage happiness. You must identify them and not let them get in the way of happiness. There are many things that you can do to be a happy person in your life. One of the best ways to feel happy is by doing something and feeling good about it. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Exercise More

Regular exercise can do a lot of good to you. It makes you feel good by relieving stress, improving your confidence, clearing your mind and giving you an endorphin rush. Take the time to exercise regularly. A study in the Shawn Achor’s book, The Happiness Advantage, suggests that exercise has a profound effect on our happiness and well-being. Moreover, it has also been proven to be an effective strategy to get out of stressful circumstances. Make exercise a part of your routine by choosing the physical activities that you love. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Help Someone

We are too caught up in our lives or our own problems to help anyone. Time is valuable for everyone. When you take time out for a friend who needs help, they will remember you. It is a two-way gain – you strengthen your friendship and feel happy. You may also volunteer at a non-profit organization. There are many other ways you can serve and help others, such as by donating blood from time to time, adopting a child or an endangered species. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Connect with Nature

Start your day before the sun rises and see how the sun came up wonderfully well. Or you can take a slow walk in the midst of blossomed flowers syncing your breathing to get attuned with nature. Gaze at the stars and look at the night sky to see how everything is in order. You can spend some time watching the sky and look at how the clouds keep floating above you. Connect with the Creator’s wonderful gifts and admire how the whole world is happening. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Plan a Trip

It seems that planning a vacation or just a break from work can better your happiness levels substantially. According to a study in the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life, the highest spike in happiness comes during the planning stage of a vacation because of the sense of anticipation. Are you feeling low? Check your calendar and plan a trip to a place you have wanted to visit for so long. The chances are that you will become a significantly happier person just anticipating it. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Be Grateful

Show gratitude towards God and thank Him for every little thing you have achieved or have in your life. Just think about all the people who have stood by you irrespective of the circumstances. Think of what you would have been if your parents/spouse/friends/co-workers were not helpful and supportive. Telling someone that you appreciate them not only makes them happy but also makes you happier. Life gets busy and we forget to tell people that they matter and their support means a lot to us. Thank them and they will remember you more fondly. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Try a New Thing

We may get bored in our lives because everything appears to be the same. Try new things and challenge yourself. Learn new things; play the piano, watch a movie you normally wouldn't watch and listen to music of genres you don’t usually listen to. Get out of your regular routine and make a little change. Get a new hobby; having a hobby is a great way to stop being bored. Congratulate yourself for trying something new! (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Be Nostalgic

Would you love to go back in time to experience how life was back then? Today is the day; be nostalgic. A research published in the journal Personality and individual Differences suggest that the tendency to look back on the past with nostalgia can give us a dose of happiness. Savour happy memories from the past to make yourself happier. Look at your photographs when you attended school and give a call to your best mate to feel nostalgic. Spend some time reminiscing to instantly feel happy. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)


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