Happiness Happens Day was yesterday, but we’re celebrating all month long! We’re doing all the things that make us smile, and we hope you’ll join in! Today we’re sharing 10 simple ideas we had to spark happiness in your life and in the lives of those around you.
Laugh (a lot)
Whether it’s by watching the latest comedy at the movie theater or swapping embarrassing stories, finding ways to laugh will dramatically improve your mood.
Get rid of clutter
While some people may not enjoy the task itself as much as others, nobody can deny how great it feels to have an organized space!
Listen to your favorite album or playlist
We can’t be the only ones who tap our feet and sing along when our favorite songs start to play. Set your favorite music on shuffle, and we bet you’ll start to smile.
Learn a new skill
Bowling. Baking. Ballroom dancing. You name it! It’s fun to try new things, and who knows, you might have a hidden talent you weren’t aware of!
Start a wave of compliments
Compliments are contagious. When someone says something nice, it’s natural to want to return the favor or continue to spread the love.
Take a break at work to eat cookies
Even the hardest workers need a little break. Take a few minutes out of the day to reward yourself for your hard work. We suggested cookies because that’s what we are doing today, but you can enjoy coffee, tea, popcorn or whatever else brings you joy!
Turn off the technology for a little bit
Volunteer or donate to a cause you believe in
Whether it’s your time or money, you’ll feel amazing when you help an organization or cause you genuinely admire.
Buy something to make your home happier
With all the hours you spend at home, we think it’s perfectly reasonable to treat yourself to a new piece of furniture or décor. Even something small (like a collage frame) can make a major impact on your happiness when you see it or use it.
Spend time with family and friends
It’s important to spend time with the people you love. Find a night to spend with friends or throw together a family dinner for a memorable evening.
What things or activities bring you joy? Tell us what makes you grin from ear to ear by tagging us @kirklands.