It’s easy to slip into a space full of negativity when life presents you with so many challenges. However, it’s important to remember not to let it consume you. Here are a few simple ways to change your perspective and improve your own sense of happiness:

  1. Taking a few moments to reflect on life can really help shift your focus. I personally like to devote 5-10 minutes of my mornings to jotting down 3 things that I’m grateful for and this ultimately helps set the tone for the remainder of my day. Something simple as breathing, having food on the table, or feeling the sunshine are all perfect examples of what to be thankful for. Sometimes, we get so caught up on all the bad things going on in our lives that we forget about all the good stuff right in front of us. Once you incorporate this into your daily routine, you’ll begin to see how impactful it is on your long-term happiness.
  2. The friendships/relationships in your life play a huge role on your overall well being, too. Surround yourself with positive, inspiring, and healthy people. If the people in your life don’t empower, encourage, or lift you up – it may be time to let them go.
  3. Doing at least one thing that gives you or someone else joy can be an instant mood booster.
  4. When you’re going through a tough time, it can be difficult to drag yourself from under the covers (especially during the grey winter months). But try to take a few minutes to walk outside and soak up some Vitamin D. When your body is exposed to sunlight, the serotonin levels in you body that help to elevate your mood actually increase!

What do you do to maintain happiness? Share your tips in the comments below!

xo, Donna Belle

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