We tend to put so much pressure on ourselves these days! “I need to buy a house, a car or I just turned 30 why haven't I got things figured out yet?” A lot of these things take planning and sometimes years to achieve and this get’s us a bit stressed. We believe that if we tick these off our life list then everything will be perfect and unfortunately that’s not always the case. You can waste a lot of time trying to achieve these things and all of a sudden years have passed and guess what? You’re still not happy!
Let me tell you that finding happiness is not all that hard! In fact it can be achieved in minutes, follow my 6 tips to feeling instantly happier in this moment of time!
Exercise: It's common knowledge that working out releases endorphins, naturally uplifting our mood. If you’ve had a bad day, don’t skip the gym, immerse yourself in the program for at least an hour. Like Elle Woods famously quoted in Legally Blonde-““Exercise gives you endorphins…endorphins make you happy!” So it’s obviously true in that case!
Play some music: Bang on your favourite hit and let your inhibitions go. Dance around your house and sing at the top of your lungs and you are guaranteed to feel a whole better. Think less Radiohead more Tina Turner! We all know the moves to Proud Mary, right?”
Plan a trip: Booking a holiday is almost as exciting as the trip itself! With the weather still on the chilly side, book yourself a nice week in the sun and you are bound to feel pretty damn happy!
Motivational Podcasts: There are so many fantastic podcasts out there, that will instantly make you feel like you can take over the world! Sometimes we feel like we’re stuck in a rut and need a little nudge in the right direction. I personally go to Itunes daily and search in the relevant categories. It’s the perfect way to kill time on public transport too!
Gratitude Diary: Sometimes we just need to remind ourselves of all the great things we have in life. When you're working hard and feeling the pressure, you can forget just how many excellent things happened that day. Keep it beside your bed and before you go to sleep, write down things you are grateful for daily. It will help you to see things in a new perspective and remind you to truly appreciate what you have in your life.
Try/Learn something new: Learning new things can actually help us build confidence. It’s in our human nature to want to learn and progress, leading us to feel happier about our life. It’s also a great way to become part of a community, which will introduce us to new people. Being creative is also a great way to bring contentment and inner peace so maybe try your hand at an art class, singing workshop or even a dance class.