5 fast ways to get happy
When you look outside the window and the view is sans sunshine but choc-full of dreary rainy weather, it’s kind of hard to feel happy and glowing and excited.
Sometimes you can feel as though it’s all too much, with nasty colds looming, endless rain to contend with and the inability to feel sexy in your big knits and woolly tights.
But as the saying goes, it’s the simple pleasures in life that have the greatest impact – and that’s never been truer than in winter, when the smallest change can help the most in the happiness-stakes. To feel better, all you have to do is shift your mindset and try our five fast ways to get happy, below…
FAST WAY TO GET HAPPY #1: Get a blow-dry
It sounds simple, doesn’t it? But a professional blow-dry can make you feel special, like you’re super stylish, and like you’re adding a sexy, feminine touch to that figure-hiding ensemble you’re wearing to keep warm.
FAST WAY TO GET HAPPY #2: Read a book
Sometimes if you’re feeling a little frustrated and bored with your own life, the best way to feel better is to lose yourself in someone else’s world. There are so many great reads out there that captivate you from the get go. Not sure where to begin? Try The Bronze Horseman and 50 shades of Grey to start, then run a hot bath - and call me in the morning.
FAST WAY TO GET HAPPY #3: Treat yourself
The easiest, sure-fire way to pick yourself up on a slightly down day is to treat yourself to something you want. It doesn’t have to be a big-ticket item – just something you really feel like, like a cappuccino from your favourite café, or that last lamington you’ve been eyeing. A small treat is the perfect way to provide the feeling of a small win, to give you some extra comfort and to help a bad day get a little bit better.
FAST WAY TO GET HAPPY #4: Go for a long walk
Arm yourself with your favourite playlist, your runners, and an hour of ‘me time’ that use that time to collect your thoughts and feel better. Tuning out the world and listening to your favourite tracks is a fast way to turn your day right around and walking is also great exercise and the easiest way to up your endorphins. You can also try a new walking route to give you that sense of adventure – plus, you’ll feel good about yourself at the end of it for getting off your bum!
FAST WAY TO GET HAPPY #5: Try a new look
Not usually a bold-lip wearer? Do you try to stay safe by sticking to beige shadows that don’t scream ‘look at me’? My mantra is that if you look the same everyday, then you feel the same everyday; which is why, when we branch out and try a new shade of lipstick or eyeshadow, people notice. Compliments fly at you at lightening speed, and you feel a sense of empowerment for getting the guts to step out of your comfort zone and try something new.
Try: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Cherry Tart and Hello Kitty Mono Eyeshadow in Iles Turquoises.
What is your top tip to feel happy?
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