Sunday 25 January 2015

How To Be Happy

I had thought that for this Sunday's post I may do some healthy recipes for getting 2015 off to a good start, but then I thought it was a bit cliched and everyone would be doing meal ideas and workout routines anyway - plus it would end up being totally contradicted what with Valentine's day just around the corner; I'll most likely be whipping up a not so healthy cake to share with you all.

Life is too short to be anything but happy. Recently I have been thinking about this quote, and I know people say this all the time, but it really is true. If there's something in your life you're not happy about and you get the opportunity to change it - just do it! 
Ten tips on how to be happier:

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#1 Smile more!
It makes you feel much better, just by simply smiling, just raising the corners of your mouth. A smile suits everyone, and most of the time, you'll get it returned :)

#2 Be kind and caring towards others
Or in other words, treat others how you would like to be treated. If you're pleasant, caring, kind, welcoming or friendly towards people, not only will you make their day better, but it will also make yours better too, knowing you've had a positive influence towards someone. 

#3 Accept compliments
If someone has paid you a compliment, accept it gracefully, rather than putting yourself down and rejecting it. They have paid you that compliment for a reason!

#4 Try to eat healthily and drink plenty of water
I know this is easier said than done, but it is important. You don't have to diet and only eat salad for the rest of your life, but enjoying a nutritious meal every now and then can't hurt. It does good for your body and does good for you, knowing it's goodness. 
Healthy foods and water also massively improve your skin. They can reduce spots and blemishes, and help to maintain a smoother, more hydrated complexion and body. 

#5 Exercising
I know that may sound silly as exercising isn't enjoyable for some, but actually, when you exercise, chemicals are released in your body called endorphins. These chemicals lift your mood and genuinely do make you happy. You may not feel the effects whilst you're sweating on the treadmill, but after some consistent exercise over a period of time, you will start to see changes in your mood. 

#6 There is good in the bad, and bad in the good
If something hasn't gone the way you expected or a bad thing has happened, instead of overthinking the negatives, try to search for the positives too, as quite often there will be some. Sometimes bad things don't resolve themselves, but sometimes there are opportunities to create positivity. 

#7 Putting yourself first
I mean this one in the least selfish way. If you're a people pleaser like me, you'll know the struggle of wanting to do something for yourself, or feeling like you always have to make others happy first. 
It's ok to just do something for your own happiness, rather than always feeling guilty about someone else. There's no point in making everyone else happy if you aren't. 

#8 Let go
Sometimes in life we have to let go and move on, and put the past in the past. The feeling of freedom is great, and it makes you feel lighter and more alive. 

#9 Forget everyone else
This one is simple; if it makes you happy, do it. Who cares what others think. 

#10 It's still ok to be sad
I know I'm giving you happy tips, but you can't punish yourself for feeling sad. Everyone has down days, they're natural. Accept that you feel sad but it's ok. Because of those down days, it means you can appreciate the up ones so much more. 

They're all my tips! Let me know what you think in the comments...
...And remember to smile :)

Rosie x



  1. lovely blog post had a great read :)

    love your blog :)

    new post --> would love to see a comment

    have a nice day



  2. Thankyou, that's so good to hear! I will check out your blog, have a good day too xx


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