How to have a good day

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Healthy Living, Life, Wellbeing | 0 comments

How to have a good day

1. Smile. Right now. Do it. Smile to yourself.  Even if you don’t feel happy, give it a go, it actually makes you feel better.  Then go out into the world and smile – at a stranger, at the bus driver, at your barista.  Spread those positive vibes!

 

2. Give time.  Stop doing a million things at once and be in the present with someone, really listen.  Whether it’s at work with a colleague, at lunch with a friend or at home with your partner.  Next time you go to coffee or a meal with someone leave your phone in your bag the whole time.  Yep, no checking messages, emails or social media.  The world won’t end if you don’t Instagram your food, I promise.  See how much more of a meaningful conversation is had.  Look the person in the eyes, let them know they genuinely have your full attention and that you are actually hearing them.  Whether or not you intend to, the message you send when you use your phone is “you are not worthy of my attention“.

 

3. Move your body.  Get those endorphins flowing!  Make a commitment to move every day.  Do whatever you enjoy – running, walking, swimming, yoga, crossfit, dancing, just get your body moving.  This will keep you not just physically healthy but improve your mental health as well.

 

4. Eat slowly.  Be mindful of every mouthful.  Chew slowly (this actually aids in digestion too), respect and taste your food.  Realise what you are eating, don’t just watch tv and mindlessly shovel it in.  Be grateful for the food you have.

 

5. Be in the present.  Notice where you are, the sights, smells, sounds.  Focus on your breath.  Live this moment, and the next, and the next…

 

6. Be kind.  Because really, why would you want to be anything else?  Have people walk away from you feeling happy and positive.  Let the people in your life know you appreciate them.

 

7. Be grateful.  It’s so easy to get caught up in thinking about all the things we want, but take a moment each day to acknowledge all of the things you already have.  A healthy and able body, a sharp mind, friends and family, freedom to choose your own path and endless opportunities.

 

8. Believe in yourself.  Lift that weight you don’t think you can.  Learn a language.  Tell that little voice in your head to be quiet, because you know you got this.

 

Remember it’s up to you what kind of day you chose to have, so make it a good one 🙂

 

Chairs

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