In our quest for happiness, we often tend to overthink things. Most of us probably think we need to spend a ton of money so that we can be happy. If you’ve got the money, then good for you.
However, for those who don’t want to go bankrupt just to get a brief moment of happiness, then check out these ten simple tips to bring a smile to your face:
1. Smile like you mean it
A fake smile is quite easy enough to produce. The trick to producing a real smile is to think about something positive, like a happy or funny thought. You'll find yourself smiling in no time at all.
2. Eat your favorite dessert
Love chocolate cake? How about candy? If you feel like you’ve been depriving yourself of life’s simple pleasures, then, by all means, go out there and grab a bite of your favorite snack. Even diets have cheat days, you know.
3. Be grateful
Think about what you’re going to do if you lose everything that’s good in your life. Won’t it crush you? It probably will. So, be thankful and be grateful for the things and the people who make your life worthwhile.
4. Live in the present
Don’t get caught up in the past or fantasize too much about the future. Look around you and focus on something that can make you happy instantly.
5. Get inspired
There are plenty of places where you can get inspiration. There’s YouTube and TED Talks, podcasts and books, and so much more!
6. Make someone else happy
Don’t just focus on yourself. If you know someone who can use your help, go out there and help them out.
7. Go on a road trip
Sometimes you just need to take a break from your present environment. Don’t be afraid to recharge and escape into the countryside or the mountains or the beach.
8. Treat yourself to something nice
You know what’s going to make you happy. If you’re not hurting anyone, go for it and treat yourself to something nice, like a relaxing body massage, for instance.
9. Watch your favorite comedy
Watch old re-runs or go on YouTube and look for popular comedy channels. A few funny videos can do wonders for your state of mind!
10. Get enough sleep
Sleep deprivation can do more harm than good. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep, so you don’t spend the next day sleepy and grumpy!