The times that I'm actually happiest are simple little moments. Real life moments. So here are 10 things that are almost guaranteed to make you happy:
#1. Being Outside
Good weather is great, but I find that just being outside can make you happy. Breathing in fresh air, hearing birds chirping, and remembering that some people wake up to dirt roads and war zones, while most of us wake up to neighborhoods, houses, and no immediate threat to our lives.
#2. Counting Your Blessings
Counting your blessings- if anyone I know is sad, this is the first thing I tell them to do. Just sit down, and honestly think about all the things that you have. Things that you're thankful for today. Even if you're having a bad day, think about 5-10 things that you're thankful for. Some easy ones are: I'm thankful I woke up today. I'm thankful that I still have these people in my life. I'm thankful I don't have to worry about my health. Think of your own little things you're grateful for.
#3. Being Around People You Love
...and who love you.
This can be your family, your friends, your boyfriend or girlfriend, whoever it is that you can feel comfortable around. Being around positive energy can always make it a better and that's definitely a big part of life.
#4. Facing All the Things You've Been Avoiding
Sometimes life gets the best of us. We don't stay on top of everything, and we start to feel overworked and not feel like we're completing everything. If we sit down, prioritize, and have a day full of doing things that we've been avoiding, it becomes empowering.