15 Ways To Be Happy, Beautiful, And Kind To Yourself

Here’s how to feel more connected and happier about yourself.

In our hectic lives, with insane agendas, crazy deadlines, and taxes to pay, we sometimes forget to take a moment, breathe and appreciate the simple, good things in the world. Why not take a moment for yourself so you can be easy, breeze, beautiful, and why not, happier than ever?

Learn, Learn, Learn!

life-1 Learning makes your mind work and it keeps you updated and active. They say people who never stop learning have younger brains, so go ahead and continue your education as much as you can. You’ll wake up flawless, inside and out!

Appreciate Your Surroundings

life-2 Concentrate on the world around you, appreciate every detail, and value every moment you have. Look at the world as if you were writing a novel. What if today is the first day you woke up? Wouldn’t everything around you be jaw-droppingly fascinating?

Healthy Debate

life-4 Debating and opinion sharing are good activities for you, as long as you don’t try to just win the debate, no matter how tempting that might be. The idea is to engage in it knowing that you’ll have grown and become wiser for it, after all is said and done.

The Exception

life-3 We are what we eat, but that doesn’t mean we cannot enjoy the occasional burger. The idea is to keep a balance on what we eat, and to make unhealthy food the occasional guilty pleasure. Bye bye Mickey Ds!

Foul-Weather Friend

life-5 In a world with so many “social” friends or acquaintances, try to be a good friend, one that listens and that is there whenever others need him/her. For better and for worse, right?

Stop Putting Off Things

life-6 Have a lot to do? Why not focus on the things that require less effort or attention first so that you just knock them off your to-do list! You’ll feel better and more relaxed, ready to deal with the big issues.

Say Yes!

life-7 Don’t let fear paralyze you and start saying yes to the things you’ve always wanted to do or try, but were too afraid to engage in. Sometimes, being a “yes man” is your best bet!

Deliver a Clear Message

life-8 People won’t ever guess what you need, they cannot read your mind, duh! Start by stating clearly what you need from others. Communication will flow easily and they’ll thank you for it.

Food For The Mind

life-9 Watch documentaries about issues you ignore, these will open your mind, teach you things you didn’t know and also contribute to your general knowledge and culture. We know doing those Buzzfeed quizzes are a lot of fun, but don’t hide from the world by ignoring real issues.

Listen To Your Body

life-10 If you feel tired, go to bed! It doesn’t matter if it’s earlier than your typical sleeping hours. Your body talks and it’s good and healthy to listen.

Be Appreciative

life-12 Say thank you as many times as needed. It’s such a nice phrase to hear and sometimes we take it for granted. One “thank you” can brighten up the day of a good willed stranger.

Forgive Yourself

life-11 We all make mistakes, it’s human nature. Acknowledge what you’ve done, try to make amends and simply forgive yourself and move on. You’re not perfect and that’s a beautiful thing!

Compliment Others

life-13 A compliment is always wonderful to hear, as long as it’s honest! There shouldn’t be a hidden agenda and it’s not about being fake either. Simply find something good to say about someone else. They’ll be grateful and you’ll make their day in ways you can’t imagine!

Laughter Heals

life-14 If there’s a TV show or a movie that always makes you laugh, rewatch it as many times as you want! Netflix and chill is apparently super healthy for us! Laughing is such a wonderful and liberating action, it can help you lift your spirits!

Kindness is Bliss

life-15 You’re gonna be with yourself for the rest of your life. Be kind to yourself instead of being self critical and intolerant. Love yourself and the rest will come into place on its own, after all, you are your true friend!