Life is not a bed of roses. We all have our fair share of bad days, whether we like it or not. However, it’s entirely up to us whether we wish to wallow in self pity and blame everything else, or take matters into our own hands and create our own happiness (or at least try to feel better). After all, you ultimately have the power to choose how you react to whatever’s happening in life.
We at Evolve Daily believe that you’re more than capable of turning that frown upside down – because you’re so much bigger than that bad day you’re dealing with. If you’re not sure how you can feel better, don’t sweat it. Today, Evolve Daily shares 7 Simple Ways To Feel Happier:
1) Hit the gym
We’ve said this before but we’ll say it again: working out is a great way to boost your mood. After all, it increases your body’s endorphin production and as a result, puts you in a better mood. Psst! If you’re having a stressful day, you might want to punch your frustrations away at your nearest martial arts gym! Apart from being an outlet for you to vent, you would be burning heaps of calories and also helping yourself to feel better!
2) Drink enough water daily
Did you know that feeling cranky or agitated is a sign of dehydration? Studies have shown that people who don’t drink the recommended 8 glasses of water daily were more likely to be moody, confused and fatigued – as compared to their hydrated counterparts. So maybe all you have to do to feel better is to simply reach out for a glass of water and drink up!
3) Treat yourself
When you aren’t feeling 100%, it’s okay to do something nice for yourself – because if you can’t bring yourself joy, who else can? Whether it’s buying yourself that new rash guard you’ve been eyeing or sipping on your favorite smoothie, one thing’s for sure – you would probably be happier after. So don’t hesitate to take a moment to be kind to yourself, especially when you’re not feeling good.
4) Step outside for some fresh air
Being cooped up in the office for extended periods of time could not only take a toll on your health, but also your mood. Instead of sitting around being unhappy, take a moment to step outside for some fresh air and smell the roses. Research has shown that spending time surrounded by nature helped people to feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Perhaps what you need to do is go out for a bit!
5) Spend more time with loved ones
There’s no doubt that connecting with the people you love is one of the greatest ways to help yourself (and them) stay happy. Unfortunately, we sometimes neglect those we should be spending more time with due to our busy lives. But if you haven’t been feeling happy, then maybe it’s time to change that. Schedule a dinner and movie date with your significant other, or paint the town red with your best buddies. Trust us, your smile would definitely return back to your face after spending some quality time with them.
6) Be grateful for what you have
As much as we hate to admit it, we sometimes fail to appreciate all that we have in life. But the thing is, we have so much to be thankful for – be it that cup of coffee in front of you or the fact that you have a home to go back to every night. So the next time you feel unhappy, take a moment to think or write about everything you’re grateful for – it could be a person, thing, or even something as simple as being healthy and alive.
7) Make others happy
If all else fails, then why not make someone’s day instead? Something as simple as a smile can really turn things around for someone who’s having a bad day. In fact, it has been proven that performing acts of kindness increases life satisfaction. So when you decide to spread positivity and do your part for the underprivileged, you’re not only helping those in need but yourself as well (because you would be so much happier after that!) So make it a point to spread joy to those around you by keeping them happy!
We believe that you’ve got what it takes to handle your bad days and make yourself feel better. So go on, turn that frown upside down!