The summer is over, soon to pass and autumn ahead – the cold, long nights and low sun. How can we not sad? But don't be discouraged and enter "sleep mode" until spring. There are great ways to become a little happier! Well, or at least a little to cheer yourself up. Among other things, the effectiveness of these tips proven by science!
.1. Every day write down things for which you are grateful.
Keeping a journal has long been associated with positive emotions. And if you regularly at the end of the day write down everything that you can thank for this day, this will help you become more organized and overall a bit happier.
.2. Try to share what has made you happier with your friends and family.
Scientists have proved that if to share the good news with your loved ones, this increases the likelihood of happiness and strengthens social bonds. But to share with someone is a two way street, so be sure to listen to that good happened with your friends and family.
.3. Surround yourself in blue.
It is scientifically proven that the color blue and its shades improve reaction and attention, while at the same time providing a sense of calm and tranquility.
.4. Make meditation into your schedule.
Meditation requires time and effort, but the results are worth it. Studies show that meditation helps "restart" the brain and helps to lower stress levels, at the same time promoting a sense of satisfaction with life.
.5. Waste your money on others.
Just save the money for yourself is pretty selfish, and the mood will not lift. But if you spend money on others, it enhances the mood and brings positivity in life. Take someone to the movies, do a close person with an unexpected gift or just pay for lunch with friends.
.6. Do not forget about physical activity, even if it is short supply.
Exercise helps to lower stress levels, even short exercise has great benefits. It is also proven that exercise improves body image, even if there were no external changes.
.7. Live fully every moment of his life.
To live a full life here and now is one of the main roads to happiness. Thinking about the future or the past, you can become anxious, and focusing on what is happening at the moment, you can become a smidgen happier.
.8. Drink more water.
Studies show that even a slight water shortage in the body can lead to increased irritation and dissatisfaction with life. So drink the recommended amount of water per day – about 8 glasses.
.9. Sleep at night.
Good sleep leads to increased resistance of the organism to negative emotions and also helps the body to release anti-stress neurotransmitters. It is important not to overdo it – too much sleep is also harmful and leads to depression.
.10. Walk in the fresh air.
Even a short half-hour walk on the streets help to increase the level of happiness and a feeling of tranquility. Besides, it helps the body absorb vitamin D, which helps with various illnesses.
.11. Set a achievable goal.
This is one of the most common ways to lighten the mood. Goals should not be too ambitious and unrealistic. Just making goals for yourself and reaching them, you will soon feel much happier and more successful.
.12. Smile more often.
Smile will get you out of depression, but if your day was neutral, a simple smile can "turn" your emotions towards the positive. And smiling to someone, you will surely get a smile in return that will create a "cycle of happiness".
.13. Listen to your favorite fun songs.
Listening to your favorite dance hits, you can easily get rid of sadness. Most importantly, listen carefully to the music and understand the rhythm. Music playing in the background, is unlikely to cheer you up.
.14. And finally, spend less time in the network.