There’s nothing better than when someone asks how your day was and you get to respond with “Fantastic!” and actually mean it.
While there’s so much we’re unable to control in our day (traffic, weather, your neighbor’s kids running around the neighborhood while you’re trying to meditate), today we’re sharing six things you can control that’ll help you create a happier day.
1. Wake up with the intention that something wonderful will happen for you. When you expect great things you’re more likely to experience them.
2. Kick off your morning with self-love and appreciation. It’s easy to be hard on ourselves, so set the tone of your day by being kind to yourself. While you’re making your bed, brushing your teeth or getting your kids’ lunches packed, remind yourself that you’re a good person, you’re doing the best you can and you’re worthy and deserving of all good things.
The better you are to yourself — the better others will be to you too.
3. Acknowledge five things in your life you have to be thankful for. When we focus on the good, we tend to experience more good. If you need a little encouragement, join me for this free 5-Day Gratitude Challenge.
4. Set aside a block of time each day to take a moment of joy. This could be anything that sparks joy during your day — an extra delicious latte, a walk in nature, a call with a friend or even an afternoon nap. It’s all about making a point to do something that makes you smile every single day!
5. Do something today to help your future self. It’s important to live in the present, but also plan for the future. Our days get busy and we need to be deliberate in taking a moment to acknowledge and move in the direction of our goals.
Small steps taken consistently lead to great rewards, so even if it’s just spending 30 minutes doing one action item that moves you closer, or 10 minutes visualizing your dream home, job, partner or vacation — it will get you focused and moving to your life dreams.
6. Do something nice for a friend, neighbor, nature or the planet. Give a compliment, a helping hand or someone a positivity boost. Alice Morse said, “Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.” Be that something good for someone.
Wishing you brighter days. 🙂
Emily and the EveryDay Happy Team
Quote du jour
“When admiring other people’s gardens, don’t forget to tend to your own flowers.” ― Sanober Khan
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