Life's daily challenges can be overwhelming at times especially when an unforeseen, discouraging event slowly seeps away my optimism. I've had my fair share of both happy and sad moments - even depressing instances. But I consciously make an effort to be happy at all occasions.
Enumerated below are my quick fixes to lift my mood.
1. I make an extra effort to be in the midst of my nephews and niece. By simply observing how easy for them to heartily laugh at even the simplest task they do; I learn to appreciate the simplicity of life even more. Similarly their hugs and kisses comfort me too.
2. Sleeping keeps me sane, creative and alert. When I was younger, I can forgo this very important activity. As I matured in years, I discovered the pleasure and benefits I can obtain from a sufficient, restful and quality sleep.
3. Exercising releases my happy hormone. In the past, I sweated to lose or maintain my weight. Now, I long for the instant glow and the good feeling I get after I do my gait.
4. Having a thankful heart for both the good and the challenging things that come my way surprisingly makes me feel blessed.
What quick fixes do you do to instantly lift your mood?
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