There are endless reasons why you are or aren't happy. There is no way to control all of these things that play a role in your mood and happiness, but you can do a handful of simple things that can make a real difference in your happiness.
1. Keep Your Living Space Clean
Have you ever came home from work ready to relax only to realize your house is a mess? When your home is a mess it's hard to relax or focus on anything because in the back of your mind you know there is cleaning to be done.
Take some time out of your day and really organize your home so it's easier to keep nice and neat. Having a neat and organized space will keep your mind clear and give you a relaxing place to wind down after a long day.
2. Get Some Exercise
Do you feel “too tired” to exercise? Most people who don't regularly exercise feel the same way. But if you feel this way, being just a small amount more active will help. Although it doesn't completely make sense- spending just 20 minutes a day moving your body and doing some light exercise will improve your energy levels, lessen fatigue, and overall make you a happier person.
3. Get Outside
Building off of #2, spending time outdoors will also have a profound effect on your happiness. Sunlight, fresh air, and spending time in nature will counter your stress levels and can make you healthier and more loving.
4. Learn Something New
Just like how exercising your physical body can improve your happiness levels, so can exercising your brain. It has been widely documented that educating yourself is directly tied to improved health and longevity. This doesn't mean you need to go back to school. Learning a new skill, a new language, or learning how to improve an existing skill are great ways to get your brain engaged and boost your happiness and fulfillment with life.
5. Disconnect From Your Phone
Social media runs todays world. Frequent cell phone use is highly associated with increased anxiety, which often leads to reduced happiness. Paying so much attention to to everyone else's lives on social media makes it difficult to be present and engaged in your own life.
6. Start a Project or Task You've Been Putting Off
Procrastination kills happiness. There is a strong correlation between depression and procrastination. How do you beat this? You just have to start. The first step is always the hardest, but if you can turn your brain off and just start what you have been putting off- you will get a much stronger sense of satisfaction than you would scrolling through your Facebook feed.
7. Get Some Sleep!
Having consistent, quality sleep is pivotal to all aspects of your health. When you are sleep deprived your brain only functions at a fraction of what it usually does. People with a consistent and healthy sleep schedule are almost always more positive, and are able to go about their daily life with ease and comfort.