To me, happiness is all about feeling good about yourself and creating the best version of yourself. It starts with feeling content and never comparing yourself to others. I believe one's mindset can play a huge role. Therefore, from the moment you rise, you should try to think positive thoughts and focus on your blessings. You might say that's easier said than done but remember, you are in control of the energy you put out. Here are a few tips to add more sunshine to your life:
BE KIND TO YOURSELF
Don't be so hard on yourself, instead take time to acknowledge your achievements. When you accomplish a personal goal, stop for a minute and dwell on it. Compliment yourself and relish at the moment! Also remember to carve out time for yourself, schedule a spa service for yourself, or take a hot bubble bath.
LISTEN TO YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC
I love different genres of music and I'm amazed by the energy it adds to my day. One of music's energizing effects comes from its ability to engage the body's sympathetic nervous system. The activation of this system readies the body for action whenever we face a challenge in our lives. I encourage you to create a playlist that includes some of your favorite #music. One of my current favorites: Believer by Imagine Dragons.
EXPAND YOUR INTERESTS
Life can often become boring. Spice it up by stepping outside your comfort zone. Try a hobby you've always been afraid of, get lost in a good book, join local groups that share your #interests, or go to a random #festival. Each will allow you to learn something new and meet new friends.
DRESS TO FEEL YOUR BEST
Each day take time to select outfits that make you feel good. Doing so will make you feel optimistic about yourself. I love bright colors and have always enjoyed creating my own style. Check out the latest fashion magazines at your local library or bookstore to see what's trending now and add your personality to it!
Schedule time to step outside to clear your head and elevate your sense of well-being. It's also a great escape and will make you feel better instantly. To switch up your daily routine, try starting or ending your day outdoors. This change can allow you the opportunity to reflect on what makes you happy.
I hope you will find these tips helpful, and I encourage you to incorporate them into your lifestyle.