5 Things Happy People Do Every Day
Happiness doesn’t just happen overnight. It’s a process that takes practice and intention every single day. And no, you don’t need millions of dollars, a movie like relationship, or a Pinterest-worthy home to be happy. Some of the happiest people in this world have the least amount of possessions. This is because happiness is a habit that can be grown and nurtured in a variety of ways no matter what your situation may look like. The good news is, although it does take effort, it can be a lot easier than you might think.
Ready to unlock more joy in your everyday life? Here are five things happy people do every day.
Stick to a Consistent Morning Routine
Consistency is a key to happiness! Your waking hours are your chance to start each day on the right foot. Instead of rolling out of bed with five minutes to spare before you need to get to work, set your alarm an hour earlier. Take your morning slow and use this hour to do things that calm you. Journal, read, or make a cup of coffee and enjoy it while you listen to a good podcast or music. Take your morning coffee kick up a notch with the Whipped Drinks Whip Kit. It’s the perfect treat to begin your day. Doing a morning routine that brings you joy will slowly but surely bring a daily dose of dopamine into your life.
Drink More Water
Yes, water has the power to contribute to your overall happiness and wellbeing. How? Well, staying hydrated and drinking plenty of H2O on a daily basis can help reduce symptoms like headaches, cramps, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. These negative side effects of dehydration, of course, are unwanted and can actually do harm to your ability to be happy. So get yourself a refillable water bottle and start sipping!
As cheesy as it sounds, happiness comes from within. Whether you own a beachside mansion or you live in a studio apartment with roommates, finding both small and large things to be grateful for in your daily life is a surefire way to increase happiness over time. Try this: every night before bed, write down five things you were thankful for that day. This can be as simple as your warm cup of whipped coffee in the morning or an unexpected phone call from an old friend.
Getting a good workout in gives both your body and your brain an instantaneous boost of endorphins, a “happy” chemical in the brain. Find a form of exercise that works for you and try to get at least 150 minutes of movement each week. Bonus points if you do something outside! The sweat-inducing exercise and breath of fresh air are sure to bring a smile to your face every time.
Allocate Time for Rest
Yes, getting up early, exercising, and getting outside are essential to cultivating happiness. But so is rest. Sometimes, you need to take a break and just relax. It’s important to remember that it’s okay to put yourself first sometimes! Do some self-care rituals and slow down through mindful activities like meditation, reading, yoga, going for a long walk, or whatever helps you feel zen.
How do you practice joy and happiness in your daily life? Show us who and what makes you happy by tagging us on Instagram @whippeddrinks!