At Yours.co, we celebrate life every single day by preserving memories. We love capturing moments that matter, and we want to help you create a life full of joy – one worth remembering.
To help you find greater happiness each day, here are 23 simple actions that will change your life forever:
- Hug someone you love every single day.
Studies have shown that physical touch has immense emotional and physical benefits. A simply hug can release oxytocin into your body, which helps relieve stress, reduce anxiety, and increase bonding.
- Go on regular social media breaks.
Spending too much time on social media can lead to depression. Learn to unplug. Get off Facebook for a week and see how it affects your life.
- Use a list app to get organized.
Download a list app on your phone to help you keep track of what you need to get done. That way, you won’t ever forget what you need to do, and you can keep your life organized.
- Find a favorite comedian on YouTube.
Then put them on repeat on those days when you just need a good laugh. Laughter is great medicine.
- Accept compliments graciously.
When someone says something kind to you, thank him or her and take it to heart. Don’t brush of compliments. Embrace them!
- Have a favorite outfit.
Keep at least one clothing item in your closet that makes you feel like a million bucks every time you wear it.
- Take pictures of insignificant moments.
People often take pictures of big events, but they miss out on the small, everyday moments that make up most of their lives. Capture those times, because those will be the ones that mean the most.
- Pay off your credit card.
Never spend more than you have. Pay off your credit card each month and avoid debt as much as you can. Don’t let money weigh you down.
- Downplay negativity.
It’s okay to have a bad day sometimes, but it’s draining when you have a bad day every day. Focus on the positive and don’t let things get to you.
- Remember people’s names.
In his book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie teaches, “A person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” When you know a person’s name, it shows that you genuinely care.
A few times a year, go through all of your things and get rid of anything that you either (1) don’t like, or (2) haven’t used in a year. Donate them to charity.
- Invest in experiences.
Did you know that planning for a trip can increase your happiness levels? Instead of just investing in things, also invest in making memories.
- Buy fruit, not chips.
One of the best ways to stop eating unhealthy is by not purchasing unhealthy food. Keep chips, cookies, soda and other fatty foods out of your cupboards and fill up your fridge with healthy snacks that you like to eat.
Studies have shown that people who meditate on a regular basis have reduced stress and better focus. It’s a great way to reset your mind and soul.
- Do things that scare you.
Be brave! You have the power to do amazing things. Don’t hold yourself back!
- Unsubscribe from emails.
Keep your inbox clutter-free by getting rid of emails you’ll never read. They’re just distractions you don’t need.
- Make a playlist of all your favorite songs.
Music has a profound effect on emotions. Use it to calm you down, pump you up and make you feel good.
- Go outside as often as possible.
Sunlight helps the body produce vitamin D and which is essential for building strong bones. A little fresh air can make the world of difference.
- Don’t fight with people online.
(Especially strangers.) It’s not worth the energy. Instead, have constructive and invigorating conversations with people in real life.
- Focus on the now.
Stop dwelling on the past. If you’ve made mistakes, today is the perfect day to make amends and move forward.
- Have a cleaning schedule.
Instead of tackling the entire house all in one day, come up with a schedule so that you’re focusing on small areas each week.
- Get enough sleep.
A lack of sleep can lead to weight gain and stress (among other problems). Don’t let yourself get grumpy, because you didn’t get enough zzz’s. Get to bed early.
- Practice smiling.
Researchers have found that using positive thoughts to help you genuinely smile can boost your happiness levels. So even if you don’t feel like it, slap a grin on your face and fake it ‘til you make it.
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