Updated: Jun 5
Our homes are an extension of who we are, and what we do within the confines of our homes affects our mood, productivity, and view on life.
1. Make a clean bed.
This three-minute chore, according to Gretchen Rubin, New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Project, is one of the simplest habits you can adopt to improve your happiness.
2. Return each room to a state of readiness.
Marilyn Paul's smart book, It's Hard to Make a Difference, taught me this trick.
When you can't seem to locate your keys.
Return each room to a state of readiness.es stress, whereas order provides a safe refuge from it.
The following is a basic routine to improve your mood:
Before you leave, take roughly three minutes to return each room to "ready" status.
3. Keep treasured artefacts on display in your home.
The full cycle of satisfaction that experiences provide: planning the experience, looking forward to the experience, enjoying the experience, and then remembering the experience is one reason that experiences make us happier than material goods.
Make your house a museum of happy memories.
4. Begin a daily thankfulness notebook with one line.
Simply write down one joyful memory from that day before going to bed.
Reflection is a vital element of happiness, and pausing each day to think on a pleasant occurrence cultivates gratitude.
5. Get into it if you can't get out of it.
The Happiness Project provided this suggestion.
I like the message: The dishes won't clean themselves, so you'll have to wash it yourself, and you'll like it.
Otherwise, get down to business with the dishes.
Feel the warm water on your hands as it relaxes you.
Enjoy the little bubbles tickling your toes.
Turn up the volume on your favorite album to its maximum level.
6. Spend money on items that will help you create memorable experiences at home.
Spend your savings on a new grill for parties or a new DVD for family movie night—anything that will motivate you to entertain guests.
Make a summer barbeque, invite your closest friends, and unwind.
7.Every day, spend a few minutes connecting with something bigger than yourself.
Whatever your spiritual views or lack thereof, research demonstrate that connecting with a higher force is linked to happiness.
Taking a step back to understand that we are part of a vast cosmos can help put your annoyance with the those-are-definitely-not-mine-and-they-are-abso-freakin-lutely-repulsive people in perspective.
8. Every day, call at least one friend or family member.
You can do this while cleaning, making the bed, or taking the dog for a walk.
Texts and emails aren't accepted!
Make a real phone call to a loved one to catch up and speak.
Even when we don't feel like it, even if we are naturally introverted, we are social beings, according to studies.
9. Set an intention for the day before you get out of bed each morning.
“Every day, think as you wake up: today I am fortunate to be here, I have a wonderful human life, I am not going to waste it,” the Dali Lama states in The Art of Happiness.
Wow, it was incredible.
What a wise man he was.
Before coffee, I usually have a strong gut reaction that says, "Attention human beings: Be terrified of me."
Be frightened!” It makes a significant difference to set a daily intention.
"Happiness is the best makeup"