If something happened in your life that really upset you, or if your weekly routine seems to be lacking in some way, you need to know some ways to feel happier during the week. Don’t stay miserable until something happens to cheer you up, try these 10 best ways to feel happier during the week.
1. Get organized
An unmade bed, a dirty kitchen sink and a stack of papers can all cause stress. So take several minutes to reorganize your house, and start with making your bed in the morning and washing the dishes. It’s a happy feeling to know that you will come back to an organized and clean home rather than a messy and dirty one.
2. Subscribe to a daily laugh
Another great way to feel happier during the week is to subscribe to something that can supply you with everyday content that makes you laugh. For instance, subscribe to a blog that posts funny animal pics. When we laugh, we increase blood flow, bringing more oxygen and nutrients to our tissues and organs, and decrease stress hormones.
3. Play with your pet
Whether it is your pet or your friend’s pet, focus on them when you’re in a bad mood. Try to find time to play with your cat or dog, or offer to walk your friend’s or neighbor’s dog. It is really wonderful how pets can lift your spirit by just being themselves.
4. Bring fresh flowers into your home
Certain smells can actually change your mood and it’s difficult to feel upset or angry with a nose full of flowers. If you have a garden nearby or you have some extra money, bring some fresh beautiful flowers into your house. They are not only beautiful to look at, but also have a very nice aroma that will make you feel happier all over.
Regular physical activity can also leave you feeling happier. But try to avoid the gym, since going from your office back inside under fluorescent lighting will not boost your mood. Go for a walk with your dog or around your block. Getting some fresh air is one of the best ways to feel good every day.
6. Compliment someone
I always feel happy when I compliment someone. I try to compliment someone at least once a day. Aim to compliment someone every day and you’ll feel really great about making someone else’s day a little happier. It will also leave you more open to getting some compliments yourself, which will help you feel much happier.
7. Paint your nails
It may sound strange, but I feel much better when I look down at my nails and see them polished to perfection. They make me feel prettier, and when I feel prettier, I definitely feel happier. Take some time out every week to relax at home and make a manicure. This is one of the best ways to feel happier during the week!
8. Write a diary
Writing out your problems can release some of the negative energies associated with them. Writing a diary has lots of benefits. Write about your daily activities and thoughts, or write about everything you like or did great that day. Writing out your problems and worries always helps.
9. Stop thinking and talking about your ex
There is nothing that may put me in a stressed out mood than thinking or talking about my exes, whether it’s venting to friends about them or coming across their Facebook pages. Sometimes thoughts of my exes tie to anger, stress, or depression, and I want to stay away from those feelings! So I do everything possible not to think about them. Stop thinking and talking about your exes. Stay away from their Facebook pages or avoid conversations that lead to them!
10. Avoid social network
Study from the University of Michigan psychologist Ethan Kross shows social network makes people more unhappy and lonely and less sociable. While social network provides an easy way for us to stay in touch with people from all over the world, it’s better to avoid it during the week. Stop checking your Facebook page 10 times a day and refreshing Instagram every 2 minutes. Instead of wasting your time on social network, go for a walk, exercise, read your favorite book, or spend some quality time with your family or friends.
Smile as much as you can and try to make the best of every day. Positive thinking is the key to happiness. What do you do during the week to make yourself feel happier? Share your tips with us, please.