I’m yet to come across a person who is completely content with his/her life. I’m not there and the person reading this probably isn’t either and that makes me all the more inspired to take control of my emotions and happiness. For a long time I’ve been postponing my happiness to future uncertain events- “Ill be happy once I clear this exam”, or “ill be happy once I lose all this weight” But the fact of the matter is that, even if I did manage to reach these milestones id set for myself, I wasn’t happy. We shut off our eyes to the beauty of the world around, to the happiness in a warm cup of coffee and aim for contingent events.
While a certain degree of dissatisfaction is required to push yourself forward, an unhappy person tends to use up his/her share of inspiration rather quickly. This is where the need to feel happy each day . for the little things in life comes up.
I’ve compiled a little list of 30 ways, also called the 30 DAY HAPPINESS CHALLENGE, which is bound to leave you in higher spirits than usual. This is by no means a miraculous list of things. However, if followed from start to end, it will create a few moments of peace for you each day to help to feel calm and relaxed.
So here goes:
The 30 Day happiness challenge
DAYS THINGS TO DO
Day 1 Take time to disconnect from social media. Do this for as long as you
want to push yourself. Maybe one hour, maybe two. Maybe take the
entire day off, if possible.
Day 2 Write down 10 things you are grateful for. Add to the list whenever you
Day 3 Meditate for 5 minutes. Continue for the remaining days.
Day 4 Treat yourself to something nice to eat. Cook yourself, if possible.
Day 5 Call up an old friend you’ve grown apart from recently.
Day 6 Take a walk in nature. Evening/morning, whichever suits you.
Day 7 Go to bed an hour earlier than usual
Day 8 Light some scented candles in your place if that is your thing, or clean
Day 9 Watch some lighthearted show, like Friends, How I met your mother etc
for an hour
Day 10 Wake up half an hour earlier than your usual time
Day 11 Dance alone.
Day 12 Read 15 pages of a book you’ve been meaning to read.
Day 13 Smile at everyone you meet today
Day 14 Listen to a podcast of your interest.
Day 15 Listen to some old songs that remind you of your
Day 16 Meditate for 15 minutes.
Day 17 Do something creative- Write, paint, draw etc.
Day 18 Create a vision board.
Day 19 Enjoy a hot cup of coffee. Now this might be something you do every
day, but sit back and actually enjoy it without any distractions.
Day 20 Make your own morning playlist
Day 21 Click lots of pictures
Day 22 Have a No complaint day.
Day 23 Don’t forget to add to your gratitude list!
Day 24 Treat yo’ self- get a massage, hair spa, or your nails done etc
Day 25 Write down about 5 things that you can see, feel and touch around you.
Day 26 Spend some time with your loved ones.
Day 27 Donate your time or belongings to someone who needs them.
Day 28 De-clutter your laptop/phone with apps/pictures you don’t need.
Day 29 Try making to-do lists to help you be organized with daily tasks.
Day 30 Reflect
Congratulations! You’ve reached the end of this exercise. I hope this list was of some use to you. Do let me know in the comments down below what you thought about this and if I should do some more of these 30-day challenges.
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