Ways to Feel Happier, Fast
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to embrace the positive and find ways to enhance our wellbeing. We asked Workshop’s founder Lee Mullins, for some easy ways to improve your happiness, health and sanity every day.
In the morning
Avoid looking at your phone for at least the first 90 minutes of the day. Being privy to such an information overload so early on in the morning sets your mind up for distraction for the rest of the day, potentially leading to impaired focus and productivity.
Spend 5-10 minutes going through some yoga poses or a yoga flow as soon as you wake up. Getting some gentle movement and stretching done at the start of the day is a great way to set up a positive mindset before you’ve even started the day.
Hydrate. So many of us caffeinate before hydrating, but this can lead to starting the day feeling slightly anxious.
In the evening
Going for a 10-minute walk after dinner is an easy way to help improve digestion and help wind you down in preparation for a good night’s sleep. It’s also a good way of digesting the thoughts of the day an help you unload your mind before bed.
Keep a gratitude log. Research has repeatedly shown that gratitude is strongly and consistently linked with greater levels of happiness. Before going to sleep, write down 3 things that you’re grateful for from that day, this will help put you into a happier headspace as you fall asleep.
Spend 3-5 minutes in bed at night going through some buddha belly (diaphragmatic) breathing. This will help relax the body and induce a sense of calm, as well as help you fall into a deeper sleep. A good quality night’s sleep is possibly the most powerful thing we can do to improve our happiness, positivity and general wellbeing.