In today’s fast paced life, we often miss enjoying the simple pleasures of life and do things that actually make us smile. Laura Ingalls Wilder, an American writer had once rightly said “It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all” It’s strange how the simple things in life go on while we become more difficult.
Most of us today look for joy and happiness beyond ourselves, where in the truth is that true happiness does not need any one for company and starts from ‘YOU’. Though there are umpteen ways of finding simple pleasures of life, we are sharing with you the ones we feel will bring out the best in you
Take conscious efforts to appreciate things around yourself, and you will realise how happy it makes you. The simplest way to begin this is by keeping your smart phone away! Watch a comic movie or just indulge in some funny banter with friends. Trust us, it is pretty awesome. People appreciate the company of happy souls and needless to say a smiling face brightens everyone’s day!
Be around nature
A simple jog in the garden or an activity like yoga in the midst of Nature, will help you to be fit and also lift your mood. Exercising releases a hormone called serotonin also known as the ‘happy hormone’ that also helps you to concentrate. Drenched yourself in the rain, enjoy early morning sunrise or sunset in the evening . These are such simple things but would bring a lot of calm and peace to your mind.
Indulge in a hobby
We usually tend to ignore our hobbies.If cooking is your hobby, create a meal for your friends, family or for youself. Indulge in gardening or painting or just writing. Giving some time to your hobby would perk you up instantly!
Spend time with your Siblings
Siblings are usually our first friends and the way they understand us no one ever can. If you stay in different cities, pick up the phone (Keep away from Social Media here) and call them. You can also use ‘Skype’ and a face to face chat. If you stay in the same city drop by for a visit. Giving small happiness to others also makes you happy.
Enjoy the weather
Each season has something unique about it. If it’s winter snuggle in a blanket with a hot cup of chocolate. Get drenched in the rain during summers and enjoy unlimited glasses of lemonade and dollops of ice creams. Or just play in rain with your kids.Things are simple..but has amazing effects you see..