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Simple Happiness Hack

Let’s take a break from talking about nutrition today to talk about something even more important: mental health.

Now, more than ever, it’s important to take care of ourselves. There are many factors to that, but happiness is at the top of the list.

We tend to overcomplicate happiness, when in reality it’s simple: do things that make you happy, and surround yourself with people that support your happiness.

You are in full control of your happiness. Yes, life can get extremely challenging and discouraging at times, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t do things that bring you joy.

It truly is the little things in life that can make the biggest differences. For me personally, nothing brings me more joy than fresh air. Now that the weather is warmer, I’ve been working in my backyard. Even when I find myself feeling stressed and overwhelmed, being out in the fresh air makes me really happy, and my days are always much more pleasant.

No matter how small of a task, if it makes you happy, you should prioritize it. Love video games? Play some video games. Love old Adam Sandler movies? Go watch Happy Gilmore. Love the Spice Girls? Blast some Spice Girls with me.

At the peak of my anxiety, I was a REALLY unhappy person. It got to the point where people close to me had to tell me that I was miserable to be around. There are many layers to what I did to overcome that, but a huge part of it was focusing on the things that brought me joy.

If you’re struggling to think of something to do, think back to when you were a child. What did you do for fun? Sure, you’ve grown up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still play. If you used to love to doodle, break out the notepad and start doodling! If you used to built forts, turn your living room into the greatest fort the world has ever seen.

You deserve to be happy. Always, always, ALWAYS, prioritize the things that make you happy.

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