Happiness Hacks !! Turn up the tunes. Try NOT smiling while blasting your fave feel good song (or 5). Write it down. Did you know that taking the time to write down 3 positive things each day will make you more optimistic and less stressed? Get outside. Just a few minutes of fresh air can give you a fresh perspective. Walk it out. A 20-minute brisk walk gets the heart pumping and will decrease stress. Make a statement. Wear something that makes you feel like gold dust, A bold statement watch, a strapping tie, coloured lipstick can be all you need to turn your day around. Give yourself a kick boost of healthy nutrients! We’re talking fruit, vegetables protein. When your body feels good and fuelled your brain will follow suit Leave a note. Make someone’s day by leaving a “you’re beautiful” note on the bathroom mirror. Do something. Whether it’s sending an email or clearing the pile Away you didn’t get around to , just getting one thing off your to-do list and onto the ‘it’s done’ list will give you a huge mental sense of achievement Say “thank you.” Even this small act of gratitude will boost your positivity. Smile at a stranger, watch their reaction – smiling is free it’s kind it’s nice, it’s even better when the stranger smiles back Be a good listener. Seeking out meaningful conversation is proven to improve your sense of well-being. Let it go. You can improve your happiness drastically by detaching from past negativity. Straighten up! Our posture dictates how we feel, so straighten up and walk tall and proud Get out of auto pilot mode / Try something new. Break out of your routine and mix things up! It can be as simple as walking down a different street, driving a different way! Text a friend. Reaching out to a friend and letting them know how great they are will make you feel proud, too. Make plans. Having something to look forward to, even something small like making plans to grab a cup of coffee with a friend, makes you happier. Anticipation is like a secret weapon of happiness. Just Help someone. If you are Feeling down One of the quickest ways to pick yourself back up is to do something kind for someone else. M feel good factor kicks in when it’s random and not expected of you. Stop comparing yourself. Chances are you always pick those at the very top to compare yourself to. No wonder you feel like your failing! Focusing on the things you’ve accomplished and be proud ! Treat yourself. Sometimes a tiny little luxury in our day is all we need to break out of a rut. Read something. 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. Plus you might learn something Cute overload. Seeing something cute makes us smile which in turn makes us happier. The Cute Emergency social media feed will rescue a bad day as quickly as you can say “puppy.” Think positive. No matter how bad things may seem, be grateful. You’ve woke up…. You have clean water, and a roof over your head You really are very lucky when you get right down to it.