12 October, 2012

Nuturing Happiness


1. Be vibrant and colourful. 
 – Express yourself. Inject energetic colors into the atmosphere at work and at home. If not in dress, then in words and deeds. The world has enough grey! Be the antidote! 

2. Give out compliments.
 – Give sincere praise every chance you get. Compliment and cheer for those who deserve it. You’ll be hitting two birds with one stone, because when the person you compliment smiles, you’ll smile too. 

3. Call an old friend and reminisce. 
 – There are few things more satisfying than recounting some of the greatest moments of your life with your closest friends who lived these moments alongside you. 

4. Be silly.
  – Sometimes we take ourselves entirely too seriously. Let go. Be spontaneous and outrageous. Sometimes you just need a good laugh to lift your spirits. 

5. Slow down.
  – When you’re living your life at top speed, you’re missing most of it. 
 Stop and take a breath.

6. Be present.
  – Life is happening right now. Instead of dwelling on the past, or worrying about the future, just practice being and living in the ‘now.’

7. Disconnect from the world for a little while.
 – Shut off your electronics, phone, computer and television. So many of us use technology to distract ourselves and keep our minds busy when we would be far better served by just sitting still and learning to relax. 
It’s not healthy to be plugged in and accessible 24/7. 

8. Take a deep breathing break every hour. 
– Take a deep breath, and another, and another.
 It’s like a mini-break to reset yourself during the day. 

9. Move your body.
 – Run, jump, climb a tree, take a dancing class, power walk – anything that feels good that gets your blood moving. The only limitation: it has to be fun.

10. Stretch.
  – Take a few minutes for a good muscle stretch. It gets the blood moving, fires up your brain and it gives you a few moments to unwind and get grounded before you start the next task.

Melissah xox

{Source : BellaMumma, image : Stepanie Rausser}


Buttons Apart said...

These are some great tips! I feel inspired to do something fun and spontaneous!

michele said...

just stumbled on your blog--what a wonderland of lovely!

your newest follower & hope you'll follow back.


Style This World said...

To give out compliments is really a good tip. And to move a body is just perfect!!!


Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

great post! love the photo!!!

Apron Girl said...

I couldn't agree more. Great suggestions :)

Carla Tomas said...

Melissah, thank you much for this post. Love all your tips, especially number 6! I have had a couple of rough days, I needed this today! You made my day! Thanks again.
PS. I am gonna share your post on my Facebook! :)
xo Carla

Barbara said...

Hi Melissah - your tips are so true and wonderful. A MUST, to follow every day, thanks so much for writing them down for us. Will make a picture for the wall with them, showing on my blog very soon ;-) Have a great weekend too, Barbara

Mama of 2 boys said...

Wonderful words of advice Melissah. I particularly could do with a bit more of point 5. I think I do ok with all of the others, but slowing down is something I've never been able to master! xo

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