Finding yourself having a hard time beating back the blues? Try these 11 simple habits that will make you happier every day!
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We tend to smile when we are already happy, but did you know that smiling can actually make you feel happy? When you smile, your brain releases dopamine, which makes you happy!
Get Enough Sleep
Adults need between seven and ten hours of sleep each night. Not getting enough sleep will leave your mind feeling foggy.
Getting enough sleep each night can make a huge improvement in your happiness.
Giving someone else a sincere compliment with a smile doesn’t just make them feel good. It will make you feel good as well. Crazy how that works, isn’t it?
Having a healthy diet is not just so that your body can feel its best. It is good for your mind, too. If you are constantly filling your body with junk, it makes sense that you won’t feel your best.
Make time for healthy, delicious meals that will make you feel good all over.
Make Time For Your Friends
Human beings are social creatures who aren’t meant to go through life alone. Make time to spend with your friends on a regular basis, and watch your happiness increase.
Getting plenty of physical exercise will help to boost your energy levels and your mood. Physical activity also helps to relieve feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression because it causes your brain to release endorphins, otherwise known as happy hormones.
Practicing gratitude means taking a few minutes each day to be grateful for what you have. You may not have everything you want, or maybe even that you need, but you do have more than some people have. You should express your thankfulness for it, even if it’s just to yourself.
Declutter Your Space
Living and working in a cluttered space results in a cluttered mind, which can lead to feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, and depression.
You don’t have to declutter everything at once. Set a timer for 15 minutes, and work on one specific area. Over time, your whole home and mind will be less cluttered.
Put the Phone Down
Spending too much time scrolling social media on your phone is not good for your mental health. Take time each week to put the phone down and do something else, whether it’s meditation, going for a walk, or reading a book.
Make Time For Self-Care
It’s easy to put self-care on the back burner while you take care of all of the other things that need to be done in your busy life. Set aside some time for self-care each week, and give yourself a chance to focus on yourself and recharge.
Start a Journal
If you don’t already have one, start a journal. This is a great way to get your thoughts and feelings out on paper. It’s also a good way to look back and see how far you have come.
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I’m John Schmoll, a former stockbroker, MBA-grad, published finance writer, and founder of Frugal Rules.
As a veteran of the financial services industry, I’ve worked as a mutual fund administrator, banker, and stockbroker and was Series 7 and 63-licensed, but I left all that behind in 2012 to help people learn how to manage their money.
My goal is to help you gain the knowledge you need to become financially independent with personally-tested financial tools and money-saving solutions.