You can just Google and find thousands of things that are there to advice you on "how to be happy" from each and every angle you could not even imagine. But, you know what, you do not even have to go through so much trouble to make yourself happy. The smallest, the slightest things around you can bring a big smile to your face, make your soul fresh and ready to regenerate. You just have to give it a try!
Let me take you on a tour to what makes me happy instantly, that I am sure, could work for you, too!
1. Starting With a Simple Cup of Lemon Tea
“Lemon tree, very pretty
And the lemon flower’s sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon
Is impossible to eat..!”
Have you heard this song of Peter, Paul and Mary? If not, then you must! Anyway, though the fruit of the “poor lemon is impossible to eat” it could be useful a lot of time! Why don’t you make yourself a nice cup of lemon tea? Treat yourself. Take the cup to the balcony, take a seat and relax. Let the smoke of the hot tea get vaporized in the thin air while you can just close your eyes, take long breathes and smell the sweet and mild fragrance of lemon. Feel the warmth all around yourself! With little sips, enjoy the tea. You can think whatever you want, but trust me it will make you feel a lot better!
2. Minions & Penguins, What Else Do You Need?
No offense, but if you do not love the Minions, or if you do not adore The Penguins of Madagascar for their ultimate awesomeness, you know no joy at all! Though we have watched those animation movies a hundred times, you cannot deny you laugh every bit as hard every time you see them!
You have no idea how a packet of chips and a cool animation movie can turn your mood completely around! You can even go for some new releases too, if you are know they are good.
3. What about a Crazy Dance?
It does not matter if you can dance or not, shut the door, get full volume and turn on your favorite songs. Let your body feel every beat of it; let every part of you get flexible with the rhythm, and just step on! Dance, like no one’s watching.
This will generate so much energy in you, that you are bound to feel some sparks in your heart!
4. Let’s Get in a Relationship with Food!
Of course, I am not suggesting you to proudly gain 10 or 15 kg within one month! What I am telling you exactly is to appreciate the foods and get rid of a regular mundane menu. Go for tasting new food. Hunt down what is good in the city! If you are enthusiastic, start cooking delicious food, try new recipes!
You got to admit: the good food is an inevitable key to the good mood!
5. Plain Girls Cry, Pretty Girls Go Shopping
No, again, it’s not about putting you into bankruptcy. It is just like giving yourself a treat. You have saved some money and that is exactly what you need. Just take a minimum amount out which would not harm your budget and go shopping. Look around and buy something for yourself. Something small and pretty or anything that you don’t need, rather than something you want!
Trust me, it helps.
6. Go on an Adventure!
Adventure is not something that can be only done by having a trip to Amazon facing a man-eater giant anaconda! Why so serious?
Think of a place in your city you have planned to visit for a long time but could not manage it somehow. Get a tour there. Or get up early in the morning, pack your camera, put your hat on, and just go for a photo walk. You can just get a boat ride or simply spend a whole night under starry sky!
You always don’t have to kill yourself to experience an adventure!
7. Chase Your Passion
Love music? Or art? Or to write? Never ignore what you actually love to do. Not all people are born with talent. Some people spend their whole life to get one perfect skill they wanted to achieve for themselves but could not manage to do it because they are not born with that potential. When you have it, don’t let it go to waste. Chase your passion. Maybe that will become your biggest source of happiness!
8. Be Kind, Be Happy
I have never seen a self-centered person become happy. They are always skeptical, bitter and to the worst envious of every good thing they see around themselves. Be kind to people, help them, fight and stand for good and noble causes. You would not only be happier but also in one day you would start improving yourself.
9. Love Yourself for Whatever You Have
You don't have to be Bill Gates or Miss Universe to love yourself! Love yourself because you have a pretty smile, adore yourself because you know how to play the guitar! It's not about being a smug jerk or an arrogant show-off. It's about creating a small place in your heart for whatever you are and whatever you do. You have to continuously motivate yourself towards the things you love to do. If you do not love yourself, then who is there to take care of your poor self in this rude and cruel world? Huh?
10. Don't Smile, Laugh Hard
Don't go for those thousands of sugarcoated - quotes where they say that many God-knows-what-good things about the smile. You cannot hide even a single sigh while you smile. When you smile but your eyes don't sparkle and your cheeks do not get red with warmth of joy, your breath does not get heavy enough to make you forget what a sigh is!
You have to laugh hard! With all the energy you have. Only then you could again feel what it is to be actually happy!
So, go for it!
Live, love and laugh!
Life is one, don't waste it on sorrow.