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Do these Four Things to make Today a Happier Day
Many times, we don’t wake up thinking, “How can I make today better than yesterday”, if you are anything like me – usually this is closer to reality, “I have to do this, and that, and this, and I didn’t have time for that yesterday so that goes to the top of my list, and oh, don’t forget to do this over here…” You get the idea.
Today, I’m going to take it a bit slower and utilize the below 4 simple concepts to help me #choosehappiness, today.
Exercise for a Few Minutes
Just a few, say 7 minutes. You’ll feel better… Science says so. Does playing airplane with my son count? Possibly – but I’m going to make sure by setting aside 7 minutes to jog around the block this evening. Hopefully I’ll make it the full 7 minutes…
Don’t know which exercises to do? Try one of these:
Intentionally Smile at Least Once Every Hour
Smiling is great – yup, so says Science. Make it a point to smile today.. more than once. Go ahead and give it a try and experience the benefits that go with smiling. No, not that fake smile that doesn’t reach your eyes. A real smile, try the one below:
Get a Good Night’s Rest
Science says… Sleeping is important.. in fact it is essential to happiness. Don’t believe me? Stay awake for the next 24 hours – yikes! In all seriousness though, the studies do show that being well rested is a contributing factor in our emotional well-being. My own personal experiences line up with those results too, I am much more capable of correctly handling situations being well-rested as compared to not getting enough sleep!
If you’re having trouble sleeping, my wife and I discovered this White Noise App that has helped our son stay asleep during his naps.
Need more help getting enough sleep? Check out this post by Mustard Seed Money
Turn off the T.V. | Spend more Quality Time with Family and Friends
Quality time, not quantity time is apparently one of the most important aspects dealing with our happiness as individuals. With that in mind, turn off the television tonight and spend it with your family or friends. Make your pursuit count!