Between work, relationships, a social life and whatever else fills up our lives, it’s easy to feel like there’s no time left for ourselves. We can get so caught up in the daily grind that we don’t even realize how much we’re missing in life, but making these little changes can help make things feel a little better and brighter.
- Buy flowers for yourself - Why wait for someone else to bring you flowers when you can treat yourself? They’re a colorful reminder that you deserve nice things and they’re scientifically proven to help cheer you up.
- Don't wear headphones on your morning commute - Headphones block out the world, which keeps you in a bubble, but makes you miss what’s happening around you. So try commuting without the headphones and interact with the outside world for a change.
- Don't watch "stories” - If watching people’s Instagram stores makes you feel bad about yourself or compare your average life to all the exciting things they’re sharing online, why not stop watching them?
- Talk to strangers - As kids we’re warned not to talk to strangers, but keeping that guard up all the time means you don’t get to interact with lots of the people you encounter. Don’t keep everyone at a distance, you never know what you might learn from someone new.
- Walk slowly - We’re busy and have things to do and places to be, so we rush to get there. But slowing your pace can ease stress and help you appreciate everything around you. Enjoy the journey of getting where you’re going and slow down so you can really see what’s around you.