Have you been down in the dumps lately, with winter weather and mid-term exams? Here are ten easy ways to make yourself happier.
Practice being kind to others.
You can practice this by helping out other people, whether it be feeding a homeless person or helping out in the kitchen. You can makes someone’s day.
Keep a Gratitude Journal
Keep a journal of what you are grateful for, and it’s best to do it daily. Doing so helps you to be more optimistic and mentally healthier.
Get involved in your church or community. People who tend to get involved in their place of worship or community tend to be more happy than they were before they got involved.
It’s not Just About Material Things
Instead of going to your favorite stores and going on a shopping spree, go spend some time with your family and friends. Go to a ball game or watch a good movie, because having good experiences is better than having material objects that don’t last very long. Memories will last a lifetime; things you buy in stores such as clothes or shoes will not last forever.
Stop Hanging out on Social Media
When you spend too much time on social media, you tend to miss things that are happening around you. Sure, check social media every once in a while to see what your family members far away are doing or talk to a friend you haven’t seen in a while, but lots more than that can be too much. Enjoy the people you have around you.
Lose Yourself to Nature
It’s hard to be happy when you’re stuck inside all day. You should go outside once in a while and ride a bike or take a hike. Choose a fun activity where you can forget about all the negative things that you have going on.
Now that exams are over, it’s time to get rid of the stress and get happy. Take things one step at a time and go with the flow.