What to do to fill your boring and monotonous life with love, happiness and joy? Simple tips that will bring colors back to your gray daily routine.
It can happen to all of us – life gets tough and you feel as though you have lost all of your joy and happiness. Routine becomes monotonous, day after day nothing seems to change. It is very easily forgotten that your life actually requires your active participation for it to stay fresh and interesting.
To get your joy back, here are 33 easy ways to fill your daily life with love and happiness and overcome the blues.
1. Travel more
Try to reserve at least one weekend every month to go somewhere: leave the confines of your apartment, your city or even your country. A fresh change of scenery will restore color to your life.
2. Make surprises for yourself
Force yourself to make plans to do things that you would normally postpone due to excuses such as lack of time or energy. Let life surprise you: go on a date, attend a party, start taking a dance class…
3. Learn to accept love and care
Learn to receive compliments and help from your friends, or even total strangers. Fill your life by acknowledging these small but precious gifts of love.
4. Start to be grateful
When your mind is full of negative thoughts, start to combat such thoughts with positive ones. Start to be grateful for the positive, and for the realization that your life is in fact genuinely good. This will provide you the momentum to significantly improve your mood.
5. Talk with one new person every single day
This world is full of incredible people. They are everywhere: in shops, on the street, on public transport. Take a couple of minutes out of your daily schedule to talk with a bus conductor, or find out more information about the janitor who cleans your office. You will be surprised when you discover how many fascinating people exist in your life.
6. Find time for self-improvement
Allocate a couple of hours per week for your personal projects and goals. Be your own personal growth coach.
7. Learn to forgive
Resentment blocks all positive changes and prevents new love from entering into your life. Leave it in the past, forgiving those who have offended or upset you.
8. Leave your past behind
Stop holding yourself back by dwelling on and mulling over all of your past mistakes and problems. Consider all of them to be valuable lessons and experiences that will help you build a more successful and happy life, when you resolve to do differently in the future. Forget about “self-digging“!
9. Move more
Pursue your favorite sport or physical activity and create a training plan. Mobility stimulates the production of endorphins, the so-called “happy hormones“.
10. Learn to see the best in people around you
Instead of falling into the habit of seeing only the shortcomings in people, try to create a new habit by remembering them for their greatest qualities. Recall all the fond experiences you have shared with them, thereby filling your life with loving them.
Once you are good at this habit you will free the part of your mind that was full of condemnation and grief.
11. Search for opportunities everywhere
Thoroughly seek out fresh opportunities around you. Take a risk and learn something new, get promoted or strive to edge closer to achieving a major life goal.
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