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45 Things You Can Do to Get Happy No Matter Where You Are

45 Things You Can Do to Get Happy No Matter Where You Are

    In any given moment, no matter if you’re at work, home, or sitting at Starbucks sipping on a caramel cappuccino, there are at least eight trillion things that you can do to suck a little more fun out of life.

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    It’s time to stop whining about the temperature outside and start loving every oozy minute. Here are 45 things that you can do to feel happier right now. I do suggest opening your agenda and choosing one to do every day for the next 45 days. Then call me (maybe) and tell me just how happy you are!

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    1. Take a power nap (20 minutes).
    2. Leave a generous tip at a restaurant.
    3. Become a vegetarian/vegan.
    4. Get rid of 3 things you never use.
    5. Write down 3 things you’re grateful for.
    6. Don’t use Facebook for the rest of the day.
    7. Stop watching/reading the news for a week.
    8. Buy a new album on iTunes.
    9. Write a journal entry.
    10. Meditate.
    11. Go to the local coffee shop and talk to the barista.
    12. Sign up for a fitness class.
    13. Set a fitness goal.
    14. Watch a romantic comedy.
    15. Grab a book at the library.
    16. Join a book club.
    17. Take a deep breath.
    18. Clean your bathroom. Just do it. There are surprising benefits to a clean space.
    19. Sit on a park bench.
    20. Talk to the stranger next to you.
    21. Send someone a card “just because”.
    22. Go for a walk.
    23. Buy a plane ticket…to anywhere.
    24. Call a friend.
    25. Email a friend.
    26. Set a goal and get super-motivated.
    27. Stop being busy. Start being productive. Ask yourself: “Is my work producing direct results?”
    28. Cancel everything on your schedule that you’re not excited to do.
    29. Hell, just cancel everything on your schedule.
    30. Hide your credit card.
    31. Start your life list.
    32. Clean-up your desktop. Use Alfred to find things on your computer. It’ll change your life!
    33. Watch a TED talk.
    34. Go for a bike ride.
    35. Turn off the computer for the rest of the day.
    36. Smile.
    37. Buy someone lunch.
    38. Make a list of every kick ass thing you’ve already done in your life.
    39. Draw a picture
    40. Make a decision to stop doing what’s making you unhappy.
    41. Make a list of things you want to do before your next birthday.
    42. Drink some water.
    43. Take a picture of something beautiful.
    44. Read Zen Habits.
    45. Stop reading this. Get off your butt and do something. NOW.

    Like I said, the options are limitless. So, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments. What one little thing do you do in order to get happy fast?

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    Last Updated on July 18, 2019

    10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

    10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

    Your house is more than just a building that you live in. It should be a home that makes you feel welcome as soon as you open the front door.

    Making your house feel like a home is not something that simply happens on its own. You need to make some changes to a house when you move in, to give it that cozy, warm feeling that turns it into a true home. To help you speed the process, follow this guide to 10 small changes to make your house feel like a home.

    1. Make the Windows Your Own

    When you move into a home, they often come with boring Venetian blinds or less than attractive curtains.

    One of the best ways you can instantly warm your home and make it showcase your style is to add some new window dressing. Adding beautiful curtains not only improves your home’s appearance, but it can also help to control the temperature.

    2. Put up Some Art

    If you have a lot of bare walls in your home, it will seem sterile no matter how beautiful your paint or wallpaper is.

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    Hanging art on the walls will instantly give it personality and make it feel like home.

    3. Improve the Aroma

    A house that is not filled with inviting smells will never feel like a home. There are loads of ways you can make your home smell nice. There are tons of air fresheners on the market you can use.

    Incense and scented candles are a nice option as well. Don’t forget that baking in a home is also a great way to fill it with an aroma that instantly smells like home as soon as you open the front door.

    4. Put out Lots of Pillows and Throws

    A great way to make your home look warm and inviting is to place lots of pillows and throws out on the furniture. It is much better to have too many pillows than not enough.

    There is nothing like the feeling of sinking into a cushiony pillow that feels like a cloud to make you feel like you are at home.

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    5. Instantly Class up Your Closet

    If your closet is filled with wire or plastic hangers, it will never truly feel homey. To instantly make your closet feel classy, change out your old hangers for wooden ones.

    Not only do they look great, but they are better for hanging your clothes as well.

    6. Improve Your Air Quality

    One of the most overlooked ways to make your house feel more like a home is to improve its air quality.

    The easiest and best way to upgrade the air quality in your home is to change the old, dirty filters in your furnace regularly. Get some air filters delivered to your home so that you always have some on hand.

    7. Fill it with Plants

    Another way to improve the air quality in your home is to fill it with plants. You should have plants in every room of your home.

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    They help to improve the air quality and they look beautiful. As well as making your home appear homier, plants also help to boost your mood and lower your stress levels.

    8. Change the Doorknobs

    Most people don’t really give their doorknobs a second thought unless they are broken. That is a shame because changing your doorknobs is an easy way to add personality to your home.

    Changing your old, boring doorknobs to new ones that are works of art will instantly brighten your home.

    9. Upgrade Your Tub or Shower

    There is nothing like luxuriating in a whirlpool bath or steam shower to make the cares of the day melt away. Your family deserves a bit of luxury when they are in their bathroom.

    Install a new shower or tub today to make your bathroom worthy of a place in your home.

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    10. Fresh Cut Flowers

    You can make any room in your house feel homier by placing a vase full of beautiful flowers in it. The gorgeous look and intoxicating aroma of fresh cut flowers will immediately brighten your day when you encounter them.

    You don’t have to make all these changes at once. Try one or two a day though, and your house will feel like a home before you know it. The trick is to constantly keep adding these homey touches to make your home a place worthy of its name.

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