10 Steps to Happiness

I am a pretty happy person but it sure does sound exciting to be even happier!! Who doesn’t wish they could be happier? Sometimes I think we get into a habit of only letting ourselves shine so much, which in all reality we could adding a little slice of happiness to a person’s life everyday with something as simple as a smile. According to a study conducted in the United Kingdom these are 10 simple steps to becoming happier person.

1.       Plant something and nurture it. Plant something, water it and see how much it grows.

2.       Count your blessings- at least 5- at the end of every day. Write down 5 things you are thankful for every night.

3.       Take time to talk- have an hour long conversation with a loved one each week. Call a family member and really take the time to talk and listen to them.

4.       Phone a friend whom you have not spoken to for a while and arrange to meet up. Call a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while and plan a time to meet up.

5.       Give yourself a treat every day and take the time to enjoy it. Reward yourself every day, and take the time to enjoy it!

6.       Have a good laugh at least once a day. Laugh whenever you can, laughter is the best medicine.

7.       Get physical- exercise for half an hour at least three times a week. Get in the habit of exercising at least 3 times a week.

8.       Smile at and/or say hello to a stranger at least once each day. Smile and/or say hello to as many strangers as you can.

9.       Cut your TV viewing by half. Stop watching so much TV.

10.   Spread some kindness- do something good for someone every day. Make it a point to do something good for someone every day. Make their day because it will make yours!

Try to do all 10 of these steps. I challenge you, and I am going to do it too!

 Good Luck, Kiley

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