Monday, October 21, 2013

happiness is a choice.

ten things we can do to be happier this week:

1// wake up (or go to sleep) ten minutes earlier (or later) to write in your journal everyday.

2// go outside. whether it's a walk around your neighborhood or you pitch a tent and camp in your backyard - go outside. it clears your head and refreshes your body.

3// put off a chore (like folding laundry or washing your car) to watch that movie you've been dying to see.

4// don't check any social media for an entire day. that's no instagram, pinterest, blogging or anything of the sort. focus on enjoying the present.

5// try eating at least one healthy thing with every meal. something full of vitamins or minerals that will brighten your eyes and clear your skin.

6// reconnect with an old friend or family member. whether it's a 3 hour telephone conversation or getting lunch - make something happen.

7// go shopping in your own closet. this may involve a little spring cleaning - but dig out something long forgotten and it will feel brand new.

8// break a sweat at least three times. there's no better feeling than pushing yourself further than you think you can go.

9// forgo time on facebook or other time-suckers to spend that time reading a new book.

10// say thank you. people often are oblivious to ways they've inspired or helped you. go out of your way to say thank you and let them know they did something good.

anybody else have happiness secrets they care to share? :)

14 comments:

  1. this is such an amazing post! i love it so much. all of these are perfect. i especially agree with getting outside every single day. it really has the ability to clear your mind, and put it into a different perspective.

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  2. beautiful post, so true! and so worth of trying! thanks for the inspiration

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  3. this list is perfect. also for me: make & drink that whole pot of coffee. eat the whole chocolate bar. dress in a million crazy, cozy layers when the weather turns cold. xo

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  4. very happy i read this today. :)

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  5. Love what you said about reconnecting and calling someone you haven't seen in a while. After a hard weekend I called someone I hadn't seen in months and we talked for almost an hour. Hearing his voice helped so so much and I'm so glad I took a chance and dialed that number. Great list.

    Em
    Tightrope to the Sun

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  6. I love this list! :) I need to try more of these things!

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  7. Definitely going shopping and eating healthy puts me in the best mood!! :) xx

    -Mitzee

    factshionista.blogspot.com

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  8. ugh my life. you're incredible babe!

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  9. This is such a good list! I need to apply this to my life! I think drinking lots of water, and sleeping are things I realllly make sure I do during the day. Or else I do not feel good.

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  10. Thank you! This is great. I always write my own lists but can never seem to stick to them - I much prefer following other's lists.

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