3 simple ways to boost your happiness right now

If you’ve been following along for a while around here you’ll know that I’m a big fan of incorporating simple, mindful practices into your daily life to not only improve your happiness, but that also end up spilling over into helping you be more productive.

Because guess what: when you’re both happy and productive is when you do your best work!

So today I wanted to share with you 3 of my favorite things to do for when you are feeling down or having an ‘off day’ and really want to boost your mood straight away and get back to doing what you do best.

Each of these practices simple will help to reconnect with you and inject a dose of ‘feel good’ karma.

1. Get outside.

Exposure to sunlight plays a huge role in your circadian rhythm which affects not only your sleeping patterns but your alertness and brain wave activity - so sitting inside in front of your computer, all day long, is not helping your body’s natural rhythm!

Be intentional and make the effort to get outside, soak up the sunshine and breathe in the fresh air.

For an instant mood booster, head to the park, take your shoes off and feel the grass underneath your bare feet. 

2. Get moving!

Exercise makes you feel good! Every time you move your body you’re getting the blood flowing through you which is what stimulates those feel good endorphins.

You can do this right now no matter where you are {even if you’re in an open plan workspace}: stand up and do 20 star jumps - don’t worry about how silly you look, take note of how good you feel after you get moving!

3. Expressing gratutide.

This is my favorite way to boost happiness and an essential part of my daily morning routine.
I’ve recently starting using the Five Minute Journal which is totally awesome and fun way of creating a good habit that makes you look forward to it.

The Five Minute Journal prompts you with 3 questions:

  1. 3 things you are grateful for right now.
  2. What would make today great?
  3. Daily affirmations, I am...

{Head here for daily affirmations inspiration}

It seriously takes no more than 5 minutes each morning and spending this time intentionally thinking about what I am truly grateful for starts the day in such a positive way!

Take action:

  • Write down 3 things you are grateful for right now.
  • Slow down + enjoy the little things - there is so much happiness to be found in the present moment.

What are your go-to pick-me-ups for when you need an extra dose of nourishment?

May you be more focused, relaxed and joyful today.

Rachel x

MindsetRachel Gadiel