Happiness is easy! Best Gretchen Rubin Tips
Surround yourself with happiness
In strong families, photographs are everywhere; they are not shy about showing their happiness. In addition, photographs help us keep good moments in our memory. And tune in to positive.
Start keeping a mini diary of happiness. Write exactly one sentence in it: what good, entertaining, interesting happened in your life today. And, if now these notes seem ordinary and everyday, after a while they will turn into jewels.
Say "Thank you!" husband and children
When life takes its course, much that happens in it is taken for granted. And it is so important that the atmosphere of kindness and love reigned in the family. Try not to miss what you can thank your loved ones for. Say thank you to your husband every time he helps you around the house and takes care of the children, and don’t grumble if he does something wrong.
Peaceful relations with family
Let your relatives (both close and far) see life the way they are used to. You can try to convince them and prove with foam at the mouth that the glass is half full rather than empty, but such a debate only exhausts you and makes them nervous. Better recognize the feelings and perspectives of others. As soon as the interlocutor sees that you understand his position, the passions will subside. Instantly.
Find time for friends
Thanks to friends, we feel needed and happy. Yes, it’s sometimes uncomfortable and expensive to go to a friend’s wedding to another city, but by taking part in friends' lives and sharing moments of joy with them, you will show that you truly value friendship. Plus, strengthen the relationship, and most importantly, you will have something to remember later - an excellent result!
Tidy your house
Many people see a direct relationship between the external and internal order. A crowded hanger in the hallway, a sticky stain on the countertop, an unmade bed are such ordinary things, but how angry they are and spoil the mood! Spend 10-15 minutes for quick cleaning, and you will immediately feel the positive charge.
“Hour of Power”
There is nothing more exhausting than a business that you can’t handle. Thoughts of "debts" torment and devastate. To finally solve this problem, make a list of what you have long wanted to do: send unnecessary books to a library or hospital, print photos from vacation, take old electronics to a collection point for recycling
Plan your leisure time
Planning is simply necessary so that the activities that are truly important to you are not left out. Reading. Walks. Travels. Fitness. Museums and theaters. Is there something you constantly don't have time for, but would you really like to do this? If yes, then find a suitable way for you to achieve what you want and start implementing the plan! By calculating your strengths and planning classes, you give yourself the opportunity to really start to do what you like.
Press the reset button
If you are in conflict with someone day after day, the level of stress hormones - cortisol and adrenaline - rises. It's time to press the "Reset" button. Spend one day (or evening) per month without making any decisions, without checking your email and phone. And try as often as possible to be alone with nature, and most importantly, find time for yourself (see paragraph above).
Appreciate what you have
Numerous studies show that the key to happiness is the ability to be thankful and value your life "here and now." People who cultivate appreciation usually are in a good mood, feel a strong connection with other people, they have more friends and they often help others.
Formal holidays - especially New Year and Christmas - are the time for compliments and words of appreciation. And they give us the opportunity to reboot, become better, kinder ... Try to be thankful and joyful. And not only on vacation, but every day!
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