5 Things that can make you Happy… Everyday!!

November 30, 2012 by Shweta Handa-Gupta

Take time out in the morning to plan your day. Then pick up the one thing you have to (but don’t really want to) do and get it done.  You’ll be surprised at how much lighter, more focussed and happier you feel all day. Not to mention the time you’ll save that you may have spent fretting about it, finding excuses to procrastinate and feeling guilty about not getting round to doing it.

Expect the best from every person you meet. It will show (whether you realize it or not!!) and people almost always live up to expectations – good or bad.

Recognize things that are outside you sphere of influence and control and make up your mind to let them go!! Worrying about things rarely makes them better but it does take away that smile from your face.

Reward yourself when you complete a really tedious, tough or time-consuming task. Take five minutes to refresh yourself and do something you love – eat that piece of chocolate, stretch, call that person you love speaking to or even just smile and mentally pat your back!! Just remember to not let the rewarding go overboard :)

End the day with happiness – Everyday, try to write down one good/ happy moment of the day, however small before you go to sleep. We are wired to remember stuff that made us feel bad but the small moments of joy and laughter soon get forgotten.

Yes, there will always be one and it’s not that tough to find just one everyday, is it? It could even be when you got through to the person you were trying to call, when the coffee was good, when someone smiled at you, when you saw that funny text/mail/tweet, when you saw that cute baby… I could go on!! And I know you’ll find one. You’ll be surprised how happy your life really is when you read all of these later :)




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