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.

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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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Alex 07/09/2018

wake up and give yourself a smile in the mirror! it may sound odd but it really does work! it helps to set you up for a positive day and can also help reflect on others. also by taking a moment to just watch nature, so peaceful and relaxing. by enjoying the simple things in life, can really change your perspective!

Garden sunset

Hockeymum1477 31/08/2018

My “me” time is sitting in my garden at sunset with a cuppa, just enjoying the fresh air, quiet, and life, sometimes I’ll even go out in the rain, just to breathe in the air.

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Sally 20/08/2018

Since using Fixodent Plus I have been abe to enjoy Al Fresco eating without the worry of my plate slipping. It's great and I have been eating outdoors this summer without worry or even thinking about my plate. Great!

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20/08/2018

I love it in the summertime when I can fling open the upstairs windows to let the fresh and free air flood in. It freshens up the whole house and I feel like I'm doing my bit to keep the house healthy and clean.

Natures pleasures

31/07/2018

I have a plum tree in my garden and a bird bath underneath it and this year I have a whole host of sparrows that come morning and evening for a drink and a bath. They don't seem bothered by my presence and I can spend ages just watching them splash about. Very relaxing.

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