10 Ways to Live a Simple and Happy Life

10 Ways to Live a Simple and Happy Life

Life is always throwing curveballs at us. Here are a few easy ways to live a happy life to the fullest.

1—Smile as much as you can. If you want to improve your mood, try smiling. Smiling releases endorphins, which are chemicals released by the body that help relieve stress and anxiety. Of course, there are times when we need to be sad and “cry it out” but when it’s not worth it, leave the problem behind and put a smile on your face. Remind yourself you won’t have teeth forever. Marilyn Monroe said, “A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.”

2—Start your day off with green tea instead of coffee. The best part about drinking green tea is all the antioxidants your body will absorb from it. Green tea is also known to speed up your metabolism and strengthen the immune system. It also works as a natural antidepressant and helps to reduce the risk of developing certain cancers and other major illnesses.

3—Exercise at least six days a week. Just like smiling, exercising also releases endorphins. It improves brain performance, gets your blood pumping, and makes you feel good about yourself. It is always a good thing to strengthen and challenge your cardiovascular system.

4—Eat your fruits and vegetables. Although exercise is important to keep yourself healthy, that’s only half of it. The other half is what you put into your body. Fruits and vegetables fill your body with nutrients needed for good health.

5—Do something for yourself every once in a while. If you have a hobby, try to partake in it at least once a week. If you don’t have any hobbies it is time to start exploring some. Find something you are passionate about and roll with it.

6—Listen to music you love every chance you get. Listening to music you love will put you in a good mood. It relieves stress and is good for your heart, mind, and soul.

7—Always surround yourself with supportive and positive people. There will always be negative influences in your life. You don’t need that. Ditch the haters and jump on the happy wagon.

8—Try things you normally wouldn’t. Be more adventurous and start saying yes to more things. You will be happier in the long run if you are more open to what life throws at you.

9—Be thankful and gracious. When times get tough, try to focus on what you are grateful for. Be kind to others and volunteer every once in a while.

10—Love who you are. This is the most important step in living a happy life. Stop caring about what other people think. If you don’t love who you are, you will never be happy so change what you don’t like about yourself or learn to love your flaws.

Different ways you chose to live a simple and happier life? Let us know in the comments below!