Happy National Happiness Day!
It’s Friday so we should all be feeling much happier anyway however there’s always something, even something so insignificant that can effect your mood in a day. Being a girl, often we don’t even know what made our mood change and have no idea why we hate everyone and everything. Here are some ways to change your mood and feel a lot more happier!
1. Have a social media break
I know I know this sounds impossible especially as there are now a lot of jobs that require you to do work on social media. Social media obsessing is a bad habit many of us have, however stalking your friends or sister of your friends aunts cousins wives landlords local shop assistants daughter’s profile looking at their amazing photos of their ‘amazing’ life is not going to help you – at all! People will not share the bad things that happen to them like getting ditched, losing their job, being skint or when nothing is going their way (although there are still many people who do). Most people share their best photos so that girl’s profile you don’t even know, well her profile photo probably has been chosen out of approximately 30 selfies she has taken before a night out, been tweaked on an app and valencia filter put on it. So no she is not ‘perfect’ and she probably wouldn’t look so much better than you if she never wore all that make up – after all we probably all look the same at 3am coming out a club and walking into the take out shop. Another thing that will irritate you is logging into Facebook or Instagram and every day without fail someone you went to school with will have got engaged, bought their first house or is pregnant and this makes you feel a little sympathetic for yourself because you still live with parents and are still trying to figure out who you are, and what you want to do it life. Don’t worry – you are not alone! So instead of obsessing over social media, try reading a book, call a friend, or even just choose to paint your nails — but just signing off allows you to live your life instead of watching other people live theirs.
2. Fake it until you make it
Some days you just wake up on the wrong side of the bed and from the moment you wake up nothing seems to be going your way, you would rather stay under the covers and have a sob. That would be great but it wouldn’t do anything to help your mood so put on a smile even if you don’t feel like it – it has been said that just smiling can make you feel a lot more happier.
3. Have a giggle
Laughing instantly makes you feel a lot more happier, take a trip to your local comedy club or watch a funny film it will help you forget what’s making you feel down. Grab a tub of Ben & Jerrys and wine too and you will be loving life.
4. Stop comparing yourself to others
Everyone has their own path in life, and when you start to compare yours to others’, you take focus away from personal progress. While jealousy can be hard to beat, learning to let go of how you compare to others will ultimately help you to focus on your own successes. Write down your goals, write down what you need to do to get there and keep looking back at them this will help you focus and get to where you want to be. Remember “live a few years of your life like most people won’t so that you can live the rest of your life like some people can’t”.
5. Give yourself a break
Putting in long ours at the office is draining but do you want to know a trick that will help you to be both happier and productive? Take a break! You can always have a Kit Kat on that break too if you like.Even if it’s just taking a brisk walk, popping out for a coffee or getting your body moving take your eyes off the screen occasionally. This will help you come back after just five minutes, feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever project is up next on the agenda.
6. Get up, dress up and put on some lipstick
Lying on your bed wearing mis- matching pi’s with your mascara running down your face wont make you feel like a princess or feel happy at all so get up have a shower, put on your favourite outfit and do your hair and make up. You will how much more happier and confident you will feel! A couple of cosmos will help to and you probably deserve them.
7. Get away from it all
Sometimes we just need to get a rest or need a change of scenery. Even if you cant afford to spend a lot, there are plenty of budget- friendly ways to get out there and see the world. Experiencing a new culture or food or just a change of weather is a great way to bring a little extra happiness into your life. In November a group of friends and I had been working long hours in the office and were not getting to do anything fun, we were fed up and needed a break. As we were starting our businesses we couldn’t really afford to do much but after having a look around I found a great website called http://www.holidaypirates.com. We managed to get a weeks holiday for just £80pp to a lovely hotel in Tenerife with flights. We hired a car when we got there which cost around 80 euros and bought food at the local supermarket. The holiday was lovely and just what we needed! Whether you book a trip alone or with a friend, travelling helps you to create memories that you will never forget.