Monday, September 29, 2014

10 Ways to Get Happy

Hi loves ♥

Today I wanted to touch on something that isn't really related to fashion or beauty, but it has much importance to me and I think it's very relevant to our daily lives. This topic is Happiness. It's often easy to take things for granted and feel like you don't deserve to be happy, but no matter who you are or what your situation is, you deserve it and can achieve it. Sometimes life is hard and can feel completely sucky so I thought of 10 ways that I stay happy that will hopefully help you too.

  1. The number one rule to happiness, according to me, is to realize that nobody is perfect. This is something that took me very long to understand, but you never know what exactly is going on in someone's life. Everybody has their own problems to deal with so know that you're not alone.
  2. Another thing I try to keep in mind is that there is something good in everyday. You might have an absurdly horrible day, but there is always going to be something good, it might be something as small as the sun shining or feeling blessed that you have a place to call home, but there is always something.
  3. One thing that always improves my day is to think of three things that I have been blessed with in life and write them out in my journal. In fact, it is proven that people who do that everyday tend to be happier. 
  4. Whenever I am experiencing a lack of motivation or feel just downright terrible, I hop on to YouTube and watch my favorite videos by HelloKaty or TED. Here is one of HelloKaty's best videos, in my opinion. 
  5. Sometimes the best way to feel instantly happy is to just spoil yourself. Every once in a while it is good to treat yourself and forget about your problems for a little while. I love getting mani/pedi's, but hey, a massage wouldn't hurt either.
  6. Just like there's a way to fake your confidence, there's also a way to fake your happiness. No, I don't mean pretend that you're happy when you're around people and then when you get home be all sad, what I mean is actually act happy, even if you aren't. If you continue acting like you're happy, soon enough happiness will be a natural thing.
  7. One of my favorite things to do is to write motivational quotes where I know I will see them. The other day I decorated a page in my agenda with quotes, sometimes I like to write quotes on the white board that I keep in my room. These little pick-me-ups will do just that, pick you up!
  8. Nothing is better than being where you love with the people you love. I love to be around my family and friends when I'm not feeling so good, it really makes me realize how lucky I am to know such amazing people.
  9. When worst comes to worst, buy yourself a tub of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, cuddle up in bed and watch some Netflix or a marathon of your favorite show. We all have those days.
  10. The last tip that I want to leave you guys with is to remember that you are the only person standing in the way of your own personal happiness. Life is hard, there's no doubt about that, but know that whatever life throws your way, you can be happy. Live to be happy. Strive to be happy. Influence others to be happy. Happiness is a way of life.

How do you stay happy?

Xoxo, Bianca

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