Finding Happiness in Life

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Everyone feels a little down now and then. It’s time to find happiness. Here are some ideas on how to improve your mood and change your outlook on life.

The first step in working to improve your mood is to figure out what’s wrong. Is there something specific that’s bothering you? Are you having trouble at work, with a friend, or other relationship? Maybe you can’t identify the specific problem, you just know that you’re not feeling very happy. Here are some ideas to add a little cheer into your life.

relationship Happiness problems

If you’re having a problem with any relationship – romantic or platonic – then you’re probably not going to be able to solve the problem by yourself. You’re going to have to talk to the other half of the relationship and try to figure out what’s wrong. Many relationship problems stem from not nurturing the relationship, not spending enough quality time together. Maybe you could help the relationship by spending some quality time together.

work Happiness problems

I don’t have any real answers if your unhappiness comes from work. However, I can tell you something important that I learned when I was a temp worker being shuttled from one office to the next – you’re there to work, not to make friends. It really doesn’t matter if the girl from three cubicles down doesn’t like you and gives you dirty looks when you walk by. Get your work done, be polite, go home.

Just feeling “blah”

If you’re feeling a little down and have no idea why maybe you just need a little pampering and “me time.” If you’re a busy mom and are in need of some serious me time then the best plan is to get your partner to take the kids out (or you go out!) on a regularly scheduled time.

Scheduling me time is a must for a couple of reasons. First, if your me time isn’t scheduled then it’s likely to get pushed to the side and won’t end up happening. Second, having a set time to look forward to can help get you through the week. If you don’t have a partner, or if they are not able to take the kids for you then you could hire a babysitter, or even swap babysitting with another mom so you can both get some “Me time” in, and not have to pay for a babysitter.

I hope that you found this blog helpful. If you need more suggestions on taking some me time for yourself be sure to check out my blog article Time To Relax. If you’re feeling sad and blah more than a couple times per week then you might want to talk to your doctor about it. I hope you feel better soon!

love, Dawnblogtopus

 

Feeling a Little Holiday Let-Down?

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Are you feeling a little glum because all of the fun of the holidays are over, and the spring is so, so far away? Don’t despair.

If you tend to be a little sad after all of the fun of the holidays are over, I feel you. I am lucky because I have many family birthdays spread throughout the winter so at least I have some little kid parties to look forward to, but I still feel a little blue when it’s cold and snowy outside.

Lift Your Mood

The best thing for you to do to lift your mood is to spend time with people you love. If you can’t spend time with them physically, no problem, that’s what the internet is for! Connecting people to people. Happiness begets happiness, so be sure to hang around people who lift your mood rather than stomp it down. Wouldn’t you rather spend time with someone who is hopeful and excited about life? Yeah, me too.

Get Out of Those PJs

When I am feeling a little down I tend to wear PJs or baggy sweats all day. That’s just not a good idea! You should take a shower, fix your hair, and put on something that makes you look and feel great. Unless, of course, going to the gym and working out makes you feel better. If you’re planning on working out, either at the gym or at home, feel free to leave those sweats on!

Feeling better now? You might want to see a doctor if your unhappiness persists. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a real thing, and there are medications to help. Good luck!