It is time to bid farewell to the hot summer days, and long walks on the beach (if you’re lucky to live close to the beach).
But it doesn’t mean that you need to lose your happy vibe with the first autumn wind blow.
If you are feeling nostalgic already, take our 30 days happiness challenge and sprinkle positive vibes around your home and family – we swear it’s infectious!
I know mornings must be hard for most of us. Some are said to normally seek advice from therapists in order not to get too anxious when they wake up.
Getting up on a rainy, cold day is not the ideal setup for a really cheerful day ahead, but you can still make it happen. Work on it every day, and you will start seeing a positive impact on your mood and mornings gradually, one step at a time.
This happiness challenge has been designed around small habits and tasks that will build up your positive emotional balance and let it tip over the negative states.
As with everything hard in life, it takes practice.
Be patient and kind to yourself. Take it one day at a time.
Are you ready to start?
Day 1 | Declutter
Get rid of all unuseful items in your home.
Start with your clothes, and then with all the other stuff.
This will help you to improve your mental health and will make you feel happier. It will also make you feel physically lighter, getting rid of clutter is truly life-changing.
Day 2 | Organize Your Daily Routine
Prioritize your daily tasks, and try to move the important ones in the first half of the day.
Organizing your day increases your productivity, and helps you to be more confident. Accomplishing hard tasks start of the day will give you energy and positivity that will carry you through the whole day.
Day 3 | Exercise Challange
Half an hour of cardio is not only beneficial to your health but also helps to release endorphins that improve your mood.
Do it as soon as you can, otherwise, you will come up with excuses.
Day 4 | Hydratate
Why is that important? Water stimulates the flow of nutrients and hormones that release those feel-good endorphins you need to feel happy.
Make it part of your everyday.
Day 5 | Eat Healthy Food
Eating healthy is not only good for your physical health, but it can also improve your psychological state.
Day 6 | Give Yourself Flowers
The easiest way to improve your mood is to create a pleasant atmosphere around you. A bouquet of fresh flowers on your office desk or coffee table always brings positive thoughts.
Day 7 | Enjoy Your Cup of Coffee
Life is too short to drink bad coffee. According to The National Coffee Association coffee can reduce the risk of depression by 20%.
Day 8 | Plan Your Next Vacation
Spending money on experiences can make you happier than buying material items. There are so many wonderful places in the world that are just waiting to be visited.
Day 9 | Call Your BF
Make a call, or make a video call, it would be even better, not texting. Just like that to chat and laugh. Today’s reality often makes us forget to call, texting, and using emojis is not the same as hearing your best friend’s voice, and laugh.
Day 10 | Grow Indoor Plants
You do not need to visit a therapist when you grow indoor plants. It is much cheaper, and there are no doubts that could make you happier.
Day 11 | Have a SPA Day
Massage, manicure, or just a face mask. You deserve a little time for yourself to relax and feel like a goddess.
Day 12 | Add a Color in Your Outfit
Wear bright, and bold colors. This will help you to have an elevated mood even in the darkest days.
Day 13 | Start a Planner
There’s something purifying about writing down your thoughts, and daily tasks. You don’t have to write your entire life, you just need to briefly describe your day and your emotions. Plus you can have a really fancy, personalized planner with stickers. Something that will help you to express your emotions better.
Day 14 | Enjoy a Sweet Treat
You deserve those days when you can treat yourself with a chocolate or other treat you love. No matter your diet plan, your mind needs the sweet seduction. In addition, it is full of mood-enhancing polyphenols and antioxidants that regulate blood pressure.
Day 15 | Get Your Nails and Hair Done
Nothing feels better than freshly cut hair or painted nails.
Treat yourself today and savor the moment.
Day 16 | Go Offline
Mark one day of the week and switch to offline mode. It could be a day of the weekend when you can do so many much more interesting activities instead of scrolling on your smart device.
Day 17 | Be Thankful
Think about 5 things you are thankful for. Do this every day. You will notice that there are so many reasons to be happy, glad, and thankful in your life.
Day 19 | Play a Happy Song
Listen to your favorite songs.
Set your alarm with a song that makes you dance like no one is watching you. There is no better way to start kick off your day.
Day 20 | Enjoy Some Quiet Time
Steal 10-15 minutes and enjoy the quiet time.
You can try to meditate during this time. Or just drink your favorite beverage quietly. Your mind needs to get rid of all surrounding noises.
Day 21 | Show some Love
Say “I love you” more often to people you love.
Don’t be afraid to give hugs, and express your emotions.
Day 22 | Don’t Complain
Choose one day of the week and challenge yourself to go a whole day without complaining.
Talking about negative things is not going to make you any happier. Make a change, and start looking from the bright side of things first.
Day 23 | Practice Your Hobby
No matter how busy you are you need to find time for your hobby.
It could be 20 minutes a day, but these are your 20 minutes when you are recharging yourself, and do something for yourself.
Day 24 | Feel The Nature
Take a walk in the park, among the trees. Stanford research has found that a 90-minute walk in nature can reduce depressive thoughts.
Day 25 | Bake a Cake
Even if you are not that good at cooking, try to bake a cake, cookies, or something you love to eat. Don’t think about the result, just don’t give up.
Day 26 | Have a Family Gathering
Getting together with family, and old friends and having a drink of sweet talk is wonderful. Turn it into a tradition.
Day 27 | Read Books
Start a new book, or subscribe for a new podcast. Follow your interests, and hobbies as often as possible.
Day 28 | Make Someone Feel Special
Be spontaneous and send a hand-written card, or letter to your husband or boyfriend, or your best friend. This is a special act of attention that brings a lot of positives for both sides.
Day 29 | Watch A Funny Movie
Watching funny movies, or hilarious videos is great to boost your mood.
Day 30 | Just Be Happy
It is true, life can sometimes be very hard, but trying to see things on the positive side can make a big difference to your life and those around you. Happiness is a choice.