On some days, how to be 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 to better learn how to be happy.
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 to yourself and being in the moment.
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