Lately, I’ve been paying closer attention to things that make me ridiculously happy. Small things that cheer me up. That relax me. And I’ve been trying to do more of those things and less of the things that don’t relax me (like playing on Twitter or Facebook). Here’s a list of 5 things I’ve figured out bring me more joy than seems reasonable given how simple they are.
1. Light candles.
2. Set a timer for 15 minutes and organize an area that drives you crazy.
3. Take a walk. With your dog and without your phone.
4. Text or call one of your friends. I don’t love talking on the phone, but I love texting with friends. And it always cheers me up. And when I am in the mood for a phone conversation, it cheers me up even more.
5. Sitting in my bed reading. It feels so luxurious to be in bed when it’s not bedtime. 🙂
What simple things cheer you up?