5 simple things you can do every single day to have a happier life:
1. Make a conscious effort to start and end your day with gratitude! In the morning write down five things you’re grateful for. Then before going to bed think about all the good things that happened in your day and everything you have to be thankful for.
2.Eat a nutritious breakfast everyday! Making sure to drink water and get a nutritious start to your day is important! Because we all know being HANGRY is a real thing! 😉
3. Read something everyday! Take a couple minutes every day to read something inspirational or educational. I personally like to start my day off with a devotional and right now Jesus Always is my favorite one! If you’re looking for some motivation and inspiration, it’s chock full of it!
4.Exercise at least 15 minutes every day. It’s not easy to always fit in 30 to 40 minutes of exercise every day, especially for us moms. But there is no excuse to not take at least 15 minutes every day to do something active. You’ll be surprised at the results you can see from just 15 minutes a day. I plan on sharing with you some of my own 15 minute routines that have made a huge improvement with hardly any time commitment at all. Check out this article for another great way to get your 15 minutes of exercise with some added mood boosting benefits.
5. Smile every chance you get! We’ve all heard the saying “fake it til you make it!” I’m not suggesting that you have to be happy all the time even when you’re not. Ignoring negative emotions can actually make them worse. But really try and focus on smiling more! Realize that you have control of your feelings and the way you react to situations. By feeling happier and focusing on smiling more, you will start to subconsciously become happier and smile more automatically!
These all seem pretty self explanatory, but if you ask yourself whether you do each one of them, EVERY SINGLE DAY, the answer is probably no. Try it out for just one week and write down in the comments below if you see/feel any improvement! 🙂