Health & Wellness

Little Ways to Put a Smile on Your Face

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There are so many things in life to be down about these days. Things like debt, troubled (or broken) relationships, dead-end jobs, toxic friendships, and traumatic experiences are all examples of external factors that weigh heavily on a person’s psyche each day. If allowed, these external factors can rob you of your happiness and peace.

A life without peace and happiness is difficult to live. You begin to look less at the things that bring you inner joy and instead focus on all that is wrong. This, in turn, takes your mind and body to a dark place. Though you may not be able to control everything that happens in your life, you can make a conscious decision to take back your happiness. By doing small things for yourself like those to be discussed below, you’re making a deliberate effort to put a smile on your face.

Little Ways to Put a Smile on Your Face 

Take a Walk Outside 

It’s often the simplest things that can put a smile on your face that gets overlooked. Believe it or not, simply stepping outside and taking a walk can improve your happiness. The sunlight provides the body with vitamin D, a vitamin that is not only responsible for strong bones but it also helps to regulate mood and ward off symptoms of depression.

Take a ten-minute stroll through your neighborhood. Breathe in the fresh air, let the sun hit your skin (don’t forget sunscreen), be in the moment, and watch that frown turn upside down. 

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Listen to Music 

Music is very good at evoking emotions. When you’re trying to lift your spirits, listening to your favorite song, positive, or uplifting songs, you immediately begin to feel better about whatever you’re going through. 

woman in black shirt with white headphones listening outdoors

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth 

Too much sugar isn’t good for your mind or body. Having a bit on occasion, however, isn’t bad. If you feel yourself getting stressed out or down about something, treat yourself to something sweet.

You can order sweets online from a San Diego-based chocolate website, go for ice cream, head to the bakery, or make one of your favorite desserts at home. If chocolate, ice cream, cake, or cookies don’t put a smile on your face, what will? 

woman in black shirt holding colorful cake pops

Do a Kind Act for Someone 

Inner peace and happiness don’t just come from the things you do for yourself, it can also be found when you do things for others. To see a smile on the face of someone who was in need makes you feel good deep down. You can complete a house chore for your spouse, help an elderly woman put her groceries in the car, donate to a local youth sports team, or reduce a coworker’s load by doing a task for them. 

women comforting their friend

Accomplish a Goal 

The more you’re able to evolve in life the happier you are. If you want to put a smile on your face, do yourself the favor of completing at least one goal every day. It doesn’t have to be large. 

If you’re trying to save more, putting $5 in a jar or savings account is a small step towards the bigger picture. Want to incorporate exercise in your life more? Take a 10-minute walk. As you accomplish these small things you build confidence. 

accomplished businesswoman smiling

Take Yourself Out 

You don’t have to wait for your significant other to ask you to go out in order to be happy. If there’s someplace you’d like to go, treat yourself. You can go to a nice cafe and have lunch, go watch a movie, or go mix, mingle, and dance the night away at a nearby lounge or club. 

woman in cafe smiling reading phone

Pamper Yourself 

Everyone needs a little TLC to feel good about themselves and life. Pampering yourself really does wonders for your mood. You can go get a massage, a manicure, and pedicure, or get your hair done. You’ll feel so wonderful after your appointment that nothing will be able to wipe that smile off your face. 

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Life isn’t easy for anyone. There’s always going to be something going on that can eat away at your happiness. To bring a smile on your face can be an easy task, visit here for more ideas. The trick to getting through the storm to better days is knowing how to choose to be happy

As you can see from the ideas listed above, you don’t have to be rich or have a lot of time on your hands to put a little effort into bringing a smile to your face.

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