Life isn’t easy, curve balls are thrown our way left and right, making it difficult to keep a smile at all times. Life is hard sometimes- but hey, that’s what makes it worth it, right. We all make a few left turns down the road, so when we finally get right (no matter how long it takes) a celebration is definitely well worth it. If you’re ever feeling a little gloomy, this is for you. I’m young but here’s a few tips to help you focus on your happiness – treat yourself, remain grateful, and get rid of clutter.
It sounds simple because it is simple.
If it makes you smile, go do it – whatever ‘it’ may be. Go to the grocery store, find your favorite ice cream and treat yourself. I’m addicted to shoes, so if your bank account allows it, go find the perfect pair of shoes. For some reason, when a baby smiles - I smile. It’s contagious. So, I recommend spending time with family they have a special place in my heart, and no one can make me laugh like they do. If you don’t want to be bothered, turn on Netflix and watch movies and television shows until the sun goes down.
We’re all human so we aren’t perfect, and we often forget two simple words to express our gratitude. Thank you, it’s only eight words but we often forget when things aren’t going our way – I’m so guilty of this. Take 5 - 10 minutes out of your busy day to write 10 things that you’re grateful for, just to remember that things aren’t as bad as they seem. Everyone once in a while, we only need to see things in a new perspective to create a new strategy. Give it a try – gratitude promotes happiness.
Get Rid of the Clutter
I promise I’m not OCD, but anytime I get stressed I start to clean. Miraculously, my desk is clean, my room is clean, my bed is made, and the pile clothes that I’ve neglected to fold-up are folded nicely in the correct drawer. It just helps me stay calm and I’m able to focus on my tasks for the day. There’s something about unnecessary clutter that drives me insane when I’m already having a bad day. It works for me, hopefully it’ll work for you.