The happiest people who I know follow simple routines everyday that help to support their positive attitude and in turn their overall happiness and well-being. I’ve personally been on a mission for the past few years, both unconsciously and of the past year consciously to better myself. To be a more positive person and to live my happiest and best life! Here are 12 simple tips to help you have a more positive and happier day!
Get plenty of sleep.
People are grumpy when they’re tired. In this fast paced World its easy to forget the simple things. You NEED sleep so make sure that you’re making time for it. Getting the proper amount of sleep everyday leads to better health, as your body does nearly all of its healing while you sleep, and that includes a better mental attitude.
Eat properly and drink plenty of water.
Properly fueling your body will give you better results, it really is that simple. Your mind is part of an ecosystem that is your body, if you’re fueling your body poorly you can’t expect that ecosystem to function properly or at full capacity. Proper eating habits and drinking plenty of water can dramatically improve your overall mood.
(Read: The Road to FIT · The Kitchen!)
Wake Up Happy!
You are in control of you. You can either wake up, moan and groan about your aches and pains, or you can stretch, and take a nice hot shower with some really nice smelling soap. Your mood is a decision, decide to be happy… It just feels better!
The first hour.
Spend the first hour of your day on you. When you first wake up you are extremely susceptible to external stimuli. Basically, your first hour will greatly determine your mood for the rest of the day. So during this first hour, do things that light you up. Workout, Take a relaxing bath, Give yourself a big breakfast, whatever it is that really makes you glow. The trick here is do NOTHING that irritates you. Do not read the news, do not turn on a computer or a television, instead listen to some nice settling music and just do things for you.
Wear a smile.
It is difficult to be in a bad mood when you are wearing a smile. If you are not used to this, it may take some practice. Being a happy and positive person is learned, so even if the smile is fake at first make the effort… and it will just be a part of you soon enough. Try placing sticky notes around the area you normally start your day with positive affirmations.
(Read: Positivity is freeing!)
As you go through your day, act as if it is already a wonderful day.
If you do, it will be. You attract what you give off, you see what you want to see. If you have a positive attitude you will see good in everything, a great attitude always attracts great experiences!
(Read: The How of Happiness)
Spend time with people who make you smile.
Positive people, happy people, will rub off on you. Surround yourself with people who reflect the person you wish to be, people who make you happier… just by being in your life. This, in turn, will also leave you with less time for the people who do not support your happiness and that, because of this fact, you don’t really want to be around anyway.
Work on something meaningful to you.
Engage yourself in a project,fully immerse yourself in something you truly love to do. Doing so will uninterrupted usually will cause a flow state, where time melts away and when you complete your task you come out feeling deeply satisfied.
(Read: The Flow)
Slow down and become ever-present.
When you’re running on auto-pilot, rushing through life, you’re missing most of it. Life is happening right now, slow down and take it all in. Work on purposefully becoming ever-present in all that you do, life is too short not to live it.
Disconnect for a little while.
Turn off all things connecting you to the hustle of this World. All of your electronic devices. Then do something that you truly enjoy… Reconnect with yourself, take a nice warm bath or read a book. Reconnect with nature, go for a walk in a park and just listen to the birds, smell the grass, the trees, the flowers.
Learn to say “No.”.
Free yourself of things you truly do not want to do. Really take a look at your schedule, at the things you do day-to-day and week-to-week. Are you doing them because you want too? Do they fulfill you? Or are you doing them simply because you’ve always done them? Free your time for things that light you up, that fulfill you. Life is too short not to be spending your time the way that you wish to spend it.
Ending your day.
Turn off the World. It has been proven that the hustle of the day, the video from computers and televisions, all contribute to causing people problems with sleeping. How many times have you had trouble sleeping and thus went to watch television or get back on your computer? Instead, near the end of your day turn all of that off and allow your mind to wind down. Go read a book quietly, or take a hot bath to unwind. If you spend an hour at the end of your day in peace and allow your mind to settle your sleep will be much richer.
13. Set a schedule.
This is in reference to your general life. Set yourself a set schedule for what time you go to bed every night, this will help your body and thus your mind to prepare for sleep at a given time everyday in turn helping you sleep better. A scattered sleep schedule leads to scattered sleep and scattered sleep leads to a bad mood. Also, eat on a set schedule. Eating at set times will help your body adapt to this schedule and know when to be hungry and thus lead to less snacking throughout your day.
14. Read something inspiring and positive.
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What are some of the happiness tips you’ve learned in your own life, from your own experiences? Please, share them with us in the comment section just below. Thank you, in advance, for sharing!