The world seems to be filled with so much more bad than good these days. You have stress at home, work and school, then you turn on your television to hear terrible stories all over the news. Even many of the entertaining shows can conjure negative feelings. Have you ever noticed that the more bad things you watch, the worse you feel? Try watching any major news network for an hour or so. You are bound to spend the rest of your day feeling rather low.
Media can have a huge impact on your happiness. The shows and videos that you watch set the tone for your thoughts and behavior. Following that logic, there are a few ways that you can avoid the impact of negative media, from taking some time for peaceful rest to watching positive videos. Increase your happiness forever by engaging in some of these joyful activities.
- Five Minutes of Meditation
Any time you catch a moment to settle down and meditate in your busy lifestyle, you should go ahead and take it. Meditating does not have to be you sitting cross-legged, palms up and middle fingers touching the thumbs. In fact, meditating can be anything that you make it. The key is to find a nice, quiet spot to reflect and breathe for just a moment. Sit in your favorite chair, shut your eyes and think about your life and all the positives that it holds.
- Random Acts of Kindness
A joyful soul is created by filling yourself with positivity and happiness. A great way to accomplish this task is to make a point to engage in random acts of kindness throughout your day. Do something nice for someone at the office, or buy the next customer’s coffee at your favorite cafe. You naturally feel uplifted when you do good things for others.
- 20 Minutes of Sunshine
The outdoors can do wonders. Being outside daily, even briefly, will decrease your stress and help you be an overall happier and more content person. Spending time outdoors, walking through a city park or hiking mountain trails, provides you with a fuller appreciation of the world around you. You might look at your surroundings a bit differently and see beauty in places that you never noticed before.
- Exercise Daily
It has been proven that exercise is just as effective as antidepressants on a person’s mood. Completing a daily exercise routine will keep you in great shape as well as improve your overall happiness. Those who exercise are generally happier than those who do not.
- Watch Positive Videos
Most people own the technology to pull up positive and influential videos right at their fingertips 24-7. Having this power means you have the ability to find positive videos almost any time you wish. These videos will make you laugh, empower you and maybe even conjure a legitimate “laugh out loud.”
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