When life throws lemons at you, you take the lemons and make some lemonade! That has always been my way of going through life and dealing with things. I refuse to dwell on negatives and I make the most of what I do have. But then again, let’s be real. It can be very hard sometimes to be happy and stay happy. Now that I look back at most of the things I worried about and what kept me up at night, there was no need for the worry. I wish I knew that back then.
Here are 10 ways to be happy instantly, if you want.
Count your Blessings
Counting my many blessings always makes me so happy. I could be having a bad day, but once I start to list my blessings one by one, I remember how lucky I am. I try to write down 10 things I am grateful for every week and it lifts my mood instantly.
Speak with a Loved One
I like to speak with my close friends and family when I feel low. It boasts my mood instantly and reduces my stress levels. A good chit-chat is always good.
Play with the Kids
Playing with my kids always leaves me feeling good and drained. Whenever I feel low and frustrated, I just ignore the work and chores, and play with them. I enjoy seeing the world through their eyes.
Say a Prayer
I like to say a prayer whenever I feel unhappy. Praying about whatever is troubling me helps to put my mind at ease. It works every time.
Exercise helps me feel amazing. A good workout puts me in a fantastic mood. I am currently on top of my fitness routine thanks to the very useful GymCube fitness website. It has been a lifesaver as I can work out conveniently anytime from the comfort of my home, and feel amazing. I am working on strengthening and defining my body, and I am beginning to notice the difference already. You can join me on my fitness journey with GymCube. There are various packages available, so go have a look on the website.
Listen to Music
Music is like food to my soul. I have always been a huge lover of music. I love listening to my African Jams, Pop, Country, Rhythm & Blues, and even country. Music has the power to lift my mood.
Be Kind to Someone
Being extra nice to someone makes me very happy. I like putting a smile on as many people’s faces as possible. Making others happy makes me happy.
Plan a Holiday
Having an upcoming holiday makes me feel very giddy. The adrenaline rush I get just thinking about vacations planned is the best thing ever! It puts me in a happy mood instantly.
Eat a good happy meal
Eating a good meal puts me in a great mood. The saying – A hungry woman is an angry woman, is so true.
Like I said in the beginning of this post, regardless of how I feel, I don’t dwell on the negatives. I like to wear a smile on my face and be happy.
How do you stay happy?