On some days, being happy just comes easier than others. But that doesn’t mean you have to stay in the doldrums on days that feel like more of a slog. Small changes can boost your mood and invite a brighter outlook that can have a lasting impact throughout the day and week. Challenge yourself each week to try one of these mood-boosting strategies and then build on them throughout the month.
Okay, this one might take work. Even if you’re not feeling your most chipper, try greeting people with a smile to start your day and then extending it out like a ripple in a pond until you’re sharing smiles all day long.
Whether your days are stacked up with back-to-back meetings or running errands, take at least one task outdoors today. Getting outside improves your mood, concentration and boosts Vitamin D levels.
Whether large or small, striving for something can make you happier, according to The Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin. Make your goal clear and then make it a reality. The goals can be simple all week long:
This week is all about taking time for yourself and being in the moment.