Look for moments of joy. They occur everywhere around you daily.
Happiness is a continual life choice. We must choose to find joy in our day. Only you know what you can do to make yourself happy or lift your spirits in the moment. Be self-aware and choose to be happy.
There are many things throughout your day that can be done to lift your spirits. If you like music, it may be as simple as cranking up some good tunes and singing along.
Music has the power to evoke many emotions. It can draw out sadness as well as joy. If you are trying to lift your spirits, make sure you choose the appropriate style of music. The type that will make you want to dance and sing joyfully.
Another way to lift your spirits is by taking an observant walk. This is a walk where you purposefully look for things that make you smile. It could be a butterfly, birds singing, a child playing. It might be as simple as enjoying the sunshine on your face.
Fresh air and exercise make us feel better all around. It is not only good for us; it gets us out of the place we were sitting, it changes our focus. We can observe everything around us and find things that make us smile if we allow it.
Friends are another great way to lift one’s spirit. Close friends often know when you are struggling and will support you and help take your mind off your worries. They can also bring you back where you were by focusing on the problem, so it is up to you to let them know you want to focus on something else.
Talking with a friend whom you can laugh with is always good for the soul. It also allows us to focus on them and not ourselves if you permit it. There is nothing better than chatting with a friend to pass the time. You still have to choose to focus on them rather than yourself.
There are way too many ways to find joy to list here, but several come to mind not mentioned above, such as reading, painting, playing cards or games, etc. The list is endless, and it is only limited by the things you can think of.
The responsibility for your happiness rests solely at your feet. Be observant and every day look for moments of joy.
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