7 Simple Ways to Feel Happier Every Day

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today we're going to learn about seven

simple ways to feel happier every day

now let's begin number one take your

breath away there are a few things more

awe-inspiring than the sunrise golden

beams penetrating a screen of backlit

clouds vibrant colors decorating an

endless horizon in a few short minutes

the entire world embraces light and life

enjoying this breathtaking view can

transform your day not only will the

natural beauty leave you inspired but

you'll also find yourself more grateful

for the gifts life has to offer

witnessing a sunrise opens your eyes to

the complexity of the natural world

which is as uplifting as it is humbling

most importantly the sunrise gives you

hope every sunrise offers a blank page a

fresh start an opportunity to accomplish

something new this freedom will relieve

stress and flood your brain with

feel-good chemicals both of which boost

your mood

daily exposure to sunlight can also work

wonders for your mental health one

particular study looked into the mental

health risks of living in a country with

less sunlight researchers found that

less Sun increases your risk of

developing depression anxiety and

seasonal affective disorder

psychologists started using something

called light therapy as a safe way to

counteract anxiety and sleep disorders

the light kick-starts hormone production

and reset your biological clock some

psychologists even recommend light

exposure is a replacement for

antidepressants and the benefits don't

stop there

sunlights critical for your physical

health it supplies you with vitamin D

which promotes cell and bone health our

bodies supply of vitamin D works a lot

like a battery once you're fully charged

your body will keep the rest in storage

so you can go back and use it anytime

but if you never charge your battery

well your body won't have enough power

so how much vitamin D do you need to be

fully charged not actually as much as

you'd think by watching the sunrise

every morning you can completely satisfy

your daily needs that means stronger

bones more cell growth and a lower risk

of diseases like osteoporosis and all

you have to do is sit back and take in

the view

number two cleanse your environment over

the years you've probably collected all

kinds of random stuff that poster you

don't remember why you bought that shirt

you keep because it's a gift even though

it doesn't fit there's nothing really

wrong with holding on to a few useless

things but they add up fast most people

don't realize how much useless stuff

they have in their rooms and offices you

accrue these things over an extended

period of time so you don't notice

anything wrong until it starts affecting

your mental state we hold onto these

trinkets because they mean something to

us that poster remind you of the

convention you went to with your friends

that shirt makes you think about

Christmas with your family you don't

want to toss them because it feels like

you're throwing away the memories - but

excess clutter is actually one of the

most common mental and emotional

stressors a study from UCLA found that

families are significantly more stressed

when asked to sort through their

possessions it elevated their production

of stress hormones and produced anxiety

so do yourself a favor by cleansing your

environment without clutter everything

in your space will be something you

regularly use you'll be surprised how

big of a difference that simple change

can make not only will you be more

productive and focused but you'll also

feel better about where you live and

where you work

number three blacklist social media

you've probably heard about the benefits

of quitting social media to be more

productive you know it's a notorious

time waster but social media can also

impact your mood whether you realize it

or not it forces you to make social

comparisons now a social comparison is

when you judge your own worth based on

someone else's life or accomplishments

do you have as much money as they do is

your house as big as theirs even if you

aren't directly thinking about these

questions they're constantly affecting

your self-esteem the more comparisons

you make the harder it is to understand

your own value it may seem harmless to

scroll through someone else's page or

watch their story but each time you're

subconsciously pitting your life against


this is especially detrimental in the

morning you might wake up and

immediately check your phone it may be

you see what your friends did last night

or check what your favorite celebrities

are up to now on the surface it's an

easy way to slowly wake up but you

should never start your day wishing you

were someone else

even subconsciously you're bound to feel

less motivated because you're excited

about a lifestyle that isn't yours for

people struggling with insecurity social

media can dig them into an even deeper

hole your perception of what happiness

and success look like becomes that much

more skewed if you want to feel happier

every day cut down on social media or

just take a break from it completely if

you're used to checking it all the time

then it's probably going to be tough at

first you might feel restless and uneasy

but it's crucial that you never use

social media as a crutch instead use

that time to create and embrace a

lifestyle that you can be proud of

number four anticipate to motivate

sometimes happiness has nothing to do

with what you're doing it might come

from what you've planned anticipation is

a powerful mood booster because it gives

your daily activities additional meaning

imagine you just made plans to go

camping with a couple of friends the

trip isn't for a

weeks yet you start feeling excited way

in advance it might even be easier to

work and sleep each day because you're

building up towards some sort of reward

it's very common for people to

experience sadness because of

aimlessness if your life lacks any sort

of structure you might feel empty total

freedom while great in theory can make

you confused and purposeless structures

and boundaries give you a clear reason

to keep moving forward that's why

something as simple as making plans with

a friend can motivate you and improve

your mood

number five size isn't everything what

if I said you could feel happier and get

things done at the same time say you've

got eight different things on your to-do

list for the day two of them are big

intimidating projects - or

time-consuming but pretty easy and the

last four are simple five minute chores

like cleaning your room or taking out

the trash which ones should you do first

most people would tell you to go with

the two big-ticket items they take more

time and brainpower so why not get them

done first thing in the morning in an

ideal world this is the way to go it's

the most productive use of your time and

gets the hard stuff out of the way early

in reality things don't always go so

smoothly you may have a hard time

motivating yourself or maybe you can't

stop being pessimistic whatever it is

you're feeling down and uninspired so

what should you do to pick yourself back

up to improve your mood and increase

your confidence start with the smallest

items on your list the five minute

source now I'll admit it isn't the most

efficient strategy but the point here

isn't to maximize productivity it's to

improve your state of mind

those small chores give you a

much-needed sense of accomplishment

after all you really are accomplishing

something even if it is pretty small

this is an especially good strategy for

chronic procrastinators more often than

not procrastination isn't really a

motivation issue it's triggered by

deficiencies in mood and self-esteem for

example you may not be able to motivate

yourself because you're too scared to


but you can't expect yourself to

suddenly jump from zero to a hundred

small chores build your confidence bit

by bit acting as stepping stones toward

bigger challenges number six expand your

mind undiscovered hobbies give many

people a new lease on life they may have

spent their entire lives in one field

only to stumble upon their true passion

somewhere else even if you don't turn

that passion into a career a new area of

interest can be incredibly fulfilling

simply pushing yourself to navigate

through uncharted territory increases

your confidence and self-esteem you'll

find yourself struggling less and less

to face challenges because you have

faith in your ability to succeed that

self assurance doesn't just make you a

better worker it makes you a happier

person time and time again researchers

have shown the correlation between self

confidence and general satisfaction no

matter what you're interested in

learning is a surefire way to brighten

up your daily life

number seven study yourself you may be

struggling to find happiness because you

don't know your own strengths many

people are so wrapped up in social

expectations that they never see

themselves as an individual they don't

realize what makes them unique

you should set aside some time every day

to reflect on who you are try to

understand yourself as a person dig deep

and analyze your own emotions ask

yourself things like what are my values

and where do they come from why do I

like the things that I like you might

discover that it's surprisingly hard to

pin down specific answers to these

questions the truth is most people never

stop to reflect on who they are but

those answers are just the beginning

you still have to come to terms with

your choices once you understand why you

do things you can learn to accept and be

happy with your individuality thank you

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