โ€œFolks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.โ€
โ€• Abraham Lincoln

This article will be a guide to bring you more joy, it's about activities you can do every day and make a habit of because we all know that the little things are always the big ones.
I am of course no psychiatrist, I just like sharing my life experiences with people who might benefit from them. I like helping people and making them feel better.
I'll write and list all of the things, that always work for me and hopefully will for you.
Remember, that patience is the key to life, trust me it is. A seed cannot grow into a tree over night, this ain't no fairytale. But believe me when I say it'll be worth it in the end.

Even if you're not sad and already are a pretty joyous person, you're free to stay, and mabye still get inspiried by anything written in this article.

Let us begin ๐Ÿ’›

What Makes Me Happy :

1. Laughing

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Laughing my eyes out till I cry and my stomach hurts, is my absoulte favourite thing in the entire world and makes me so happy. I either love watching comedy movies, funny interviews or my fave SNL videos (and so on). Do that as well and you will feel better. Here's my youtube playlist, every now and then I add new videos or remove the ones that have been deleted. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe2NwnE-P9Mr_LHUlboh8DRX30UCh4GSX&disable_polymer=true

2. Music

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Music is the only thing that has helped me throughout life. It understands you like nothing else does, it can't judge nor make you feel bad about yourself. There are many wonderful songs that have saved me from losing hope. I'll link two of my favourite spotify playlists for you to check out :) https://open.spotify.com/user/missyp./playlist/6YBYNlvyq5pfEpt86Bac8B AND https://open.spotify.com/user/missyp./playlist/4jJfgFF7jPINjvFsp54qdx Create your own playlist of fave songs and listen to them every day.

3. Writing

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I've said it many times now, but only because it's true, writing is my therapy. No matter if it comes to making lists, writing short stories or articles on this platform, it makes me feel contented. If you don't consider yourself to be a big writer, start slow with a little poem or maybe a list of all the things you finally wanna get done this weekend, or how about writing down your feelings?

4. Travelling

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Seeing the world, meeting new people, exploring different cultures and far away lands gives me so much bliss, and knowledge of life. I wanna look back on a life that's been lived, and by travelling I can achieve that. It's also nice being far away from home for a change, and re-charge your energy. Kiwi.com, norwegian.com, easyjet.com or flixbus.com offer great prices. And for finding an accomandation I reccomend airbnb.com, you can save so much money.

5. The Sunrise and Sunset

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The sunsrise makes you happy that you woke up to a new day and the sunrise that you have made it again. It makes me love and appriciate our existence more.
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Things To Do To Make You Feel Better :
  • Dance
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free yourself from any kind of emotional baggage by dancing your troubles away. Doesn't if it's with a friend or yourself in the living room, have fun, let go and dance to the rythm called life.
  • Meditate
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Not only does meditation ease your mind, it will rest your soul and bring you peace.
  • Take a bath
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Relax, breathe and let the warm water embrace you like the hug of a loved one.
  • Get up early
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We all know by now that eight to seven hours of sleep are essential to a healthy mindset. That also counts for not sleeping in until 1PM, unless it's the weekend. Wake up early and enjoy every single hour of your day. Develop a morning routine that will help you relish that time of the day and do at least two productive things. Getting up in the early hour also improves your sleep. Do your brain and soul a favour, please.
  • Have a drink
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Now, do NOT believe I'm encourging heavy drinking which would be terrible. But for me personally, there's something so calming and refreshing about having an ice-cold beer at the end of the day, especially in summer. It's like heaven on earth. So I'm not saying drink underage or vodka on the rocks, got it?
  • Have a Spa day
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You will feel pretty and beautiful inside and out. Relax and enjoy being a goddess.
  • Leave the house
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Do this every day, even if it's only for an hour or you're not even in the mood for it, do it. I don't wanna force you into anything but you should do it because it will help your mental health. Get that fresh air, those 9000 steps per day and that sunshine vitamin D on your skin. It doesn't matter where you live, if you're on the countryside take a walk pass the flower fields, your home is located in the middle of the city? Great, try out that new restaurant, go to the movies or visit your local Zoo. Break out of your bad staying-at-home for 24/7 habit.
  • Read something
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Be it your favorite guilty-pleasure celeb gossip mag or nerding out on your favorite blog, taking a few moments to indulge in something you truly enjoy will give you a burst of positive energy.
  • Go to sleep early
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Want good reasons for that?
1. You might have an easier time maintaining a healthy weight.
2. You can lower your risk for scary diseases.
3. Be more productive (at work, school...)
4. You look better (glowing)
5. You might worry less
6. You won't feel upset
7. It's healthier
  • Get a new haircut
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There's nothing more freeing than the removal of your hair. Getting all the dry, split ends cut off or your hair profesionally dyed, will not only make you feel a heavy burden has fallen off, you will look "new-born", fresh and ready to conquer the world.
โ€œA woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.โ€
โ€• Coco Chanel
  • Clean your room
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If you clean up your surroundings, it will clean your mind.
  • Do what you love
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I don't think I need to explain this. Whatever sets your heart on fire, do it.
  • Volunteer Your Time.
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The more we give, the happier we feel. Volunteering increases self-confidence. You are doing good for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity.
  • Stop comparing yourself
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Chances are you always pick those at the very top to compare yourself to. No wonder you feel like you've come up short! Focusing on the things you've accomplished is a lot more productive.
  • Order your favourite food
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Trying to loose weight or the delivery service is too expensive around your town? God, how I know how that feels like. But what I do is, at the beginning of every single month, I'm speaking day 1, I indulge myself into ordering a big pizza with soda. Simple, sure, but it's one of the best things to do, it always satisfies my mind.
  • Watch a cartoon or an animation
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I don't know what it is about animated TV-Shows, but they make me feel so calm and relaxed, like I have no worries in the world. Maybe because some of them bring back carefree childhood memories, or are just less dramatic than real life related series.
  • Throw away old clothes and buy new ones
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Out with the old in with the new.
You'll feel more powerful and confident in an outfit that is newer and is not similar to all your other clothes. If you don't have much money to spent, either try to create different clothing styles with what is already in your closet, or find websites and local (vintage) stores with moderate prices. Like: https://www.everything5pounds.com/, https://www.isawitfirst.com AND https://www.lesara.co.uk/
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And remember, if it doesn't make you happy, leave it! ๐ŸŽˆ

"Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is." - Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey

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Goodbye ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

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