7 ways to find your happy every day

7 ways to find your happy every day

Taking the time to consciously savour life’s simple pleasures is an easy way to give your mood a lift. Here are some everyday moments to cherish.

 

Taking the time to consciously savour life’s simple pleasures is an easy way to give your mood a lift. Here are some everyday moments to cherish.

Happiness is hard to maintain when the day-to-day drudgery can get on top of you. But if you embrace life’s little happy moments, it’s easier to feel a sense of contentment in your everyday life.

However, a lot of the moments that bring joy can also bring worry if you wear dentures. Whether it’s a night out dancing or indulging in something delicious, you may feel too nervous about your dentures slipping to really enjoy the moment.

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Let’s take a look at which moments you should savour to help you feel happy every day…

1. That first cup of tea

Start the day as you mean to go on by appreciating your morning cuppa. Instead of taking sips between rushing to get ready for work, or drinking it while reading the newspaper, allow yourself five minutes to enjoy it while focusing on the day ahead.

You could close your eyes, or look out of your window at the world outside, and talk positively to yourself about overcoming any challenges you may face, or embrace the feeling of looking forward to something happening later.

This will help get you into a positive frame of mind and feeling ready for the day ahead.

2. Enjoying a good laugh

Whether it’s a giggle with a friend, a funny Facebook video or your favourite TV sitcom, laughter releases those all-important feel-good endorphins, so it’s a great shortcut to lifting your mood. Plus, laughing decreases stress hormones and even increases disease-fighting antibodies, so go and get that funny bone tickled.

3. Tucking into something tasty

Too often we eat our food without really paying attention – we’re too busy talking, watching TV or reading. Instead, remember to eat slowly and savour the mouthfuls. Pay attention to the tastes you’re experiencing, the comforting warmth of a hot meal, the sensations as you chew and swallow, and so on.

Not only will this help you appreciate your food more, but by eating slowly, your body will let you know when it’s full so you won’t be in danger of over-eating. And eating too much can affect your mood as you end up feeling uncomfortable in body and somewhat guilty in mind.

4. Having a cuddle

When you’re feeling low, there’s nothing quite like a hug from someone close to you. And it’s not just in our heads – cuddles are scientifically proven to increase the levels of the “love hormone” oxytocin, and lower stress hormones such as cortisol. Indeed, a 20-second hug and 10 minutes of hand-holding reportedly helps lower your blood pressure and heart rate.

So whether it’s your other half, your grandkids or your friend, try to squeeze in a hug a day to keep the blues away.

5. Getting outside

If your mood is low, it can be tempting to hibernate indoors and not face the outside world. However, a moment in the fresh air can do you the world of good, especially in summer.

Go for a walk, and instead of letting whatever’s getting to you rattle around your head, make a conscious effort to pay attention to what’s going on around you. Watch the leaves fluttering in the breeze, listen out for birds tweeting sweetly to each other, breathe in the smells of summer and feel the warmth of the sun on your skin.

Plus, if you up the pace on your walk enough to raise your heartrate, you’ll get those exercise endorphins pumping too!

6. Doing something good for others

Make yourself feel good by making someone else feel good – simple. Helping others can boost your self-esteem, make you feel more positive, useful and grateful for your own blessings. It even has a chemical reaction on your body, which is nicknamed the “helper’s high”.

And helping others doesn’t have to mean running a marathon for charity – it can be as simple as leaving your £1 in the trolley for the next shopper. Read our article for more inspirational ideas for everyday kindness to help you on your way to happy.

7. Bedtime

When you’re snuggled up in bed, take a moment to reflect on your day and find five moments to be grateful for. From achieving something you had struggled with, to enjoying a relaxing bubble bath, you can write them down or just count them off in your head.

Doing this will help you to find the good in a mediocre or bad day, or take a moment to cherish a good day rather than just let it slip by.

What makes you happy? Share your special everyday moments with us in the comments section below.

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Dog walking

31/01/2019

I always feel good when I walk my dog. I might not want to take her but how excited she gets when she knows she's going for a walk always brings a smile to my face.

Archie

Fabulous 31/01/2019

Archie is my dachshund and is two now, as I live alone my days were a bit empty at times so I bought the dog, he was good at keeping me busy when he was a pup and now we have walks and play every day, and in the evening I knit and he lies behind me to keep my back warm. I have met some lovely people when out walking so he has changed my life quite a bit and I am not quite so lonely now.

Fix the problem

FlowerPower9 31/01/2019

My husband has had full dentures for over 40 years. He has never had any problems until recently but now he complains about food getting trapped under them. Fixodent Plus seems to be the solution to this problem so I think I need to nip to the shops! Daily walks are wonderful at lifting our spirits.

Lots of flowers

Mfl1276 31/01/2019

Receiving a fresh bouquet or a plant from hubby always makes me happy as i love flowers and will always do.Love growing them from bulbs,taking care and waiting for them to bloom.As its a great accomplishment for me.Then i'll take a lot of pictures and admired them again and again.Its a great way for me to relax and taking time for myself.Love growing Amaryllis.Its so satisfying :)

Fixodent Works

Sally 31/01/2019

Come rain or shine, it's nice to be able to eat out with friends and not worry about my denture coming loose. Or, a lovely walk along the beach when the wind is blowing, followed by a cup of tea and a toasted tea cake, makes my heart happy.

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