A published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found focusing on your blessings versus your burdens does wonders for your mood. During the 5 th session, however, she wanted to show the group the 100 things that made her happy. You can watch whatever movie you want! Your favorite song coming on the radio. Do tragic headlines about war, disease, and famine get you down? Listening to 50s and 60s music live. Just acknowledge how great they were in comparison to the obstacles you overcame. Receiving a letter in the mail.
Take a Hike My wife and I made a vow to visit one new park a week for an entire spring season and you know what? It is as if they have positioned a big obstacle in front of them so that small bits of happiness would not suffice. Record a short, silly video message and send that instead of a text. Today I am offering you a huge list of things that can bring you happiness. Due to the shock of the reunion, a large portion of the infrastructure of volunteering e. Grab Some Crayons and Get to Coloring Ready to feel like a kid again? I think you will discover that coloring is a really calming, therapeutic activity. Eat a random platter of your favorite snacks for dinner — olives, brie and caramel popcorn, anyone? Leaving the windows open all day. The published research in 2011 that found current temperature has a bigger effect on our happiness than variables like wind speed and humidity, or even the average temperature over the course of a day.
Learn a Magic Trick Spend some time surfing the net or talk to a magician friend of yours. Dancing like no one is watching 36. For an even better time, consider doing the exercise in the grass near a lake. Having time to yourself 6. If you did it before, you can do it again. If an adult in your life spent time blaming you instead of forgiving you, or invalidating you instead of encouraging you, forgive yourself in their stead. The realization that this too shall pass.
Visit a Farm Sanctuary Farm sanctuaries give lifelong homes to cows, pigs, chickens, and other farm animals that have been rescued from the meat and dairy industry, and spending some time giving them love will instantly put a smile on your face. You can volunteer at food shelves, local non-profits, or nursing homes. The feeling you get when you know a terrible time is over. Take charge of your own desires and bring yourself happiness! Close your eyes and imagine a relaxing, peaceful scene; a happy memory; a place from your past that always made you feel happy or at home. However, it is something I can only experience once every few years, so it is not suitable for the first 100 list. Love and forgive your inner child.
And most importantly to managers, employee mood had a clear impact on performance, including both how much work employees did and how well they did it. The smell of fresh air after having been in an office all day. It reminds me that the hassle of happy — the planning, the boundary pushing, the saving and scheduling — is totally worth it. When you enter those doors, you can totally immerse yourself in books and magazines to read, all while being in a calm, quiet environment. Take Pictures Get out your camera and go outside for some pictures. Change your phone screensaver to something that makes you smile.
Write a positive review online — for a book, restaurant or bar. In a published in the journal Menopause , researchers found stretching for 10 minutes right before bedtime helped decrease depressive symptoms. Pretend to be a tourist Take a walk around your city pretending to be a tourist. The thrill of personal achievement 16. Realizing the person you love, loves you back. Keep going and list another 100 things At the end of one of my workshops, my daughter Eden who was 15 years old then told me I was very cruel. A published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found bathing not only brought on more smiles and stress-relief than showering, but it also helps with fatigue and pain.
Smiling co-workers A smile never cost anybody anything and a day seems to go better when you are surrounded by colleagues that smile and are willing to help you anytime or just to hug you when you are not feeling ok. A nap when you really need one. Sit by a Fire Do you have access to a fire pit or an old metal tire rim? It also found that happiness is maximized at 13. A published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found the practice can help decrease anxiety, boosting your mood and making you feel happier. Spend five minutes soaking up the sunshine on your back. This does not make me happy.
The clean feeling after a shower 11. Journal Consider spending some time with your thoughts as you write down how you feel, the happenings of your day, or perhaps a poem or story. Paint a Picture Not in the coloring mood? Unfortunately, if this activity is not done early enough, kids may link happiness with getting presents and having material possessions. Read about how de-cluttering is helping us to reach our goals by. Nothing will make you feel better than crawling into a squeaky-clean bed at night. A personalized laptop, a colorful crayon support, an elegant agenda — all these little things are details that could change the way your day unfolds.