Here are Ways To Feel HAPPIER that you can start today! Everyone has bad days/problems/worries/pains, myself included. It can be hard to pull yourself out of that sometimes deep hole. But it’s important to take care of ourselves.
Recently, my sister and I were walking our dogs on the trails near her house. I told her about this post. She said wellness tips should be broken down into achievable steps so it’s not overwhelming. Good advice, Teresa.
Time to Take Care Of #One!…
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26 Small Ways To Feel HAPPIER
Most of the above are self-explanatory, but I would like to elaborate on a few of them.
Take a Walk
I’ve lost or broken three Fitbits…plus I like to wear a watch instead of the Fitbit band so now I just see how many steps I have on my I-phone. But my husband loves his. Usually, I walk for about an hour but some times just 15 minutes…with a peppy playlist and Chief!
This is also in my sister’s San Diego neighborhood.
When my college’s alumni group offered it as an activity, I volunteered at St.Anthony’s (Homeless Outreach). Now I volunteer a few hours a month (it’s scheduled on my calendar). I should do more but this connects me with the people I see on the street. I think most people feel better when they volunteer to help others. Research opportunities with your church, temple, school or company…this article may help.
Pray For Others
I learned this from my mom (she turned 95 on Sunday and here we are with my brothers and sister). Even if you aren’t religious, stop, quiet your mind and send good energy/intentions to people who need it.
Get a Good Night’s Sleep With A Nightly Ritual
This is a challenge for me with hot flashes, etc. Try to go to bed at the same time and wind down.
2. Calm Listening App
I’ve also been listening to sleep stories on the Calm app. It’s free to try out. I’m always asleep before the end of the story. There’s one called Blue Gold (free) that takes you through lavender fields in Provence…so that with the lavender mist from the humidifier and it’s Lights Out! They also have short calming meditative messages. I like the one about Minimalism (in other words, more stuff may give you a temporary lift, but it doesn’t buy happiness).
3. Sleep Aid
Sometimes I take a supplement from Trader Joe’s called Calming Sleep Formula that includes melatonin. I use it for travel/jetlag instead of sleeping pills. Hot chamomile tea is good, too.
I’d love to know your suggestions for a good night’s sleep.
The blossoms are out in San Francisco already.
Tell Yourself “I love you”
You deserve love just the way you are! You have value and are in charge of your own happiness. Be grateful for every day and surround yourself with people who love you.
Those are ways to Feel HAPPIER. Take care of yourself!