How can you fill your dull and monotonous life with love, happiness, and joy?
Many times we find ourselves wondering what to do for love. Life becomes mundane and colorless, and we ask ourselves what to do for happiness. We ponder how to find a way to create a better life.
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. We so quickly forget that life requires our active participation for it to stay fresh and exciting.
To get your joy back, here are 33 easy ways to fill your daily life with love and happiness and overcome the blues. These simple tips will bring colors back to your gray daily routine
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 typically 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. subsequently, 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.
12. Surround yourself with positive people
Our personality is a fusion of the average of the five closest people around us. Improve the company you keep if you want to create a better you!
13. Make positive plans
Create positive goals: for the immediate future, or a year from now, even ten years from now. Focusing on positive steps to achieve these goals helps us to forget negative things in our lives, and you can subsequently reprogram your brain to create a positive future.
14. Create a look that makes you appear successful
Our appearance goes hand in hand with our mood. If you want to feel better, alter your appearance to reflect the life you wish to be living.
15. Listen to positive music
Music can significantly affect our mood. Create a playlist with positive songs to encode new and positive changes in your brain.
16. Discover your body
Try to listen to and love your body. Don’t treat it harshly, choose proper nutrition, take care of it, buy beautiful clothes and go to a local gym. Your grateful body will give you positive feedback.
17. Try to find mentors
Learn from people who are kinder, more respected, more successful and more motivating than you.
18. Be prepared for new changes
Stop saying that “we are doomed” and try to research possibilities that could make your life better. Start with making small changes: wipe away the dust, start working faster and stop avoiding fundamental changes from improving your life.
19. Make laughing a priority in your life
Devote a couple of hours from your busy schedule to meet with people who make you feel happy and joyful.
20. Consider your health in a holistic manner
Holistically caring for your health requires that you take care of your spiritual, psychological and physical state. Find some time to take care of yourself.
21. Continue learning
Studying does not cease when you graduate from school or university because reality dictates that you have no choice but to keep learning throughout your entire life. Remembering this is the case is a useful way to improve your life when you tap into the lessons it provides.
22. Learn to hear people
By listening to other people, you are learning more than you think.
23. Dream without limiting yourself
Your wildest dreams will help you to make sense of your inner world and give you clues to ways that you can change yourself.
24. Choose optimism instead of cynicism
It’s well-known that optimistic people get more joy out of their lives.
25. Take care of other people
To be happy, a person needs other people. Authentic communication with other people brings us love and joy.
26. Never avoid heavy tasks
Being hardworking is more important than being famous. By working hard, you are developing your skills, improving your level of self-confidence and obtaining permanent results instead of temporary ones.
27. Forget about fleeting pleasures
Fleeting pleasures do not provide any long-term satisfaction. By delaying gratification to focus on hard work and investment, your joy will ultimately be more permanent, as that hard work will perpetually provide fruit.
28. Go outdoors more often
Communion with nature improves your mood, brain functions, quality of sleep and overall health.
29. Get rid of useless things
The fewer unnecessary things we have, the deeper our understanding becomes that material objects are not essential to the bigger picture.
30. Forget about yourself
By forgetting about yourself and putting all of your energy into doing something for the greater good, you can create vital and impressive life changes that will benefit not only yourself but everyone else.
31. Be creative
Write, draw, or sing. Do this purely for joy and no other reason.
32. Share your positive energy
Let your significant other know that you love him or her. Buy a cup of coffee for a colleague or compliment one of your friends. By giving out positive energy, you will always receive positive feedback.
33. Make yourself more open day by day
The main reason behind sadness and gloom is being closed and shy. Take baby steps to open yourself up, and you will be astonished by incredible changes that start to occur in your life. Doing so, you can quickly fall in love with your life!