How to be as happy as you possible can be….when a bad day comes along

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One day a week where I will take a little time out just to ponder and learn, and here is that blog entry

How to be happy…..this should be a quick blog post right? Or one we know all the answers to?

Last night I had rather a eureka moment and one that I wanted to write down whilst all the good ideas were still stuck circling my head.

I was sitting relaxing  watching a few programs – some made me take note, and some made me glad I took note.  And I thought perhaps I finally understand what it means when people say they choose to be happy, perhaps it isn’t a default if you just let the world carry you along?

Daily life brings challenges of time, stress, people, emotions, feelings, worries, but for most people having one bad day in a row out of many good days is the norm.  It is for those people in mind that I write this blog entry directed at myself also.  For people who have many bad days in a row, I am more than sure happiness isn’t something you can just switch on one day – so I direct this in the hope to help most people who think about being happy as much as they can be in their lives when sometimes we only have a moment or two of sadness.

Seven things that supremely happy people do:

1.       Happiness is contagious so if you are happy, you tend to only keep happy people around you too. 

2.       Happy people try to be happy. When happy people don’t feel happy, they cultivate a happy thought and smile about it.

3.       Happy people spend money more on others than they spend on themselves. Givers experience what scientists call the “helper’s high.”

4.       Happy people have deep in-person conversations. Sitting down to talk about what makes a person tick is a good practice for feeling good about life.

5.       Happy people exercise and eat a healthy diet. It makes sense if you put good stuff into your body, your body will be happier and therefore ultimately allow you to do more things that make you happy in life.

6.       Happy people take the time away from technology and go outside in nature.

7.       Happy people sleep well. When people run low on sleep, they are prone to feel a lack of clarity, bad moods, and poor judgment – I’m pretty sure that is how all mothers wish they had more of each day in general. Perhaps it is time to shake up that sleep pattern for good?

I’m making a conscience effort in my life to be grateful and happy, and it isn’t always easy when life has its natural ups and downs, but all very much worth it for the journey.

May your week ahead be happy, and you made it happier for many reasons!

Love MFF xx

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