Ladies, how are you? No, no. The answer ‘fine’ won’t cut it here. We want to know how you are on a soul/life level – are you genuinely happy right now? Are you having the absolute craic with your life? Do you wake up every morning feeling excited and full of joy that you’ve been given another day on this crazy, beautiful planet?
If you answered no to the above questions, the good news is you’re not alone. And if you’ve been feeling a bit lethargic and uninterested in life lately, no one is going to blame you. Maybe it’s the cooler weather or the dark evenings setting in that’s got you feeling a bit subdued? Maybe, just maybe, life is kicking your butt a bit – maybe work is hard, juggling a career and a family is hard and your relationship is causing you a bit of heartache.
Whatever your reason, know that it’s perfectly normal to feel a bit grey sometimes. It’s perfectly normal to feel drab and unexcited about life. We come up against stuff that drags us down – it happens to everyone.
But if you’re feeling like it’s time you injected a bit of technicolour back into your daily existence, we have a solution for you.
Here at Her towers, we’re firm believes that every woman in the world is entitled to lead a fun, fulfilling, vibrant life that makes her feel content and happy.
If you want to kick start your zest for life but have no idea where to start, here are three simple tricks that can help you upgrade your life from ‘dull’ to ‘awesome’ in the space of a few weeks. Be warned – smiling is mandatory.
Learn to enjoy the little moments in your life that make you feel happy and alive
Super-charge your life with positivity: The best thing that you can do for yourself in this life is learn how to look on the bright side. Positive people are fantastic because if something bad happens, they can still find something good – some small bright thing that makes the bad thing not seem so bad. Positive people are full of resilience and they emit this wonderful glow.
If you want to start feeling happier with your life, it’s important to get into a positive mind set about absolutely everything. Celebrate all the good that is in your life. If something bad happens, know that it’s not the end of the world and see if there is anything positive that you can take from the situation.
Learn to look on the bright side and you’ll soon find that the dark side completely disappears. One way to boost your positivity is to keep saying the phrase: “I am a happy, positive person” over and over again. Whenever you’re faced with a challenge, repeat this phrase and try to see the situation in a positive light.
Practice the art of self-respect: Too often we waste so much of ourselves doing things for people who sap our energy. We take on various burdens because we’re too afraid to say ‘no’ to the demands that other people are placing on us. Too often we feel bad because we’re too afraid to defend ourselves if someone says something we don’t agree with.
Self-respect means taking back your power, standing up for yourself and being the best person you can be. The next time you have a few quiet moments, sit down and think about your own personal boundaries – what are they? The next time someone infringes on your boundaries, politely speak up for yourself.
The more you speak up and respect yourself, the easier it will get. Self-respect is all about treating yourself well and refusing to be a door mat. It’s also essential if you want to lead a happy and a fulfilled life, so don’t delay – start standing up for yourself today.
A daily dose of gratitude can have a major impact on how you view things in your life
Be grateful for everything life throws at you: Gratitude can change your life in a way that nothing else can. Fact. For centuries religious and spiritual leaders have extolled the virtues of this ancient practice and if you’re trying to boost your levels of happiness, gratitude is something you definitely need to try.
At the start of every morning, spend five minutes writing down ten things that you are grateful for. By focusing on (and feeling thanks for) these things, you’re subconsciously welcoming similar situations and experiences into your life.
Pausing to appreciate all the good things in your life will also help you to appreciate things like family and friends more and more. Try this for a week and we guarantee you’ll be feeling happier!