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Health,  Mental Health

5 Ways to Create More Joy in Your Daily Life

One of the simplest things that you can do to improve your mindset and your mood is to have more fun. Bring out the child in you. Be silly. Laugh. Play. It can be the last thing on your mind when you’re depressed but engaging in activities that are just plain silly or fun are huge mood boosters. Here are 5 ways to create more joy in your daily life.

Whitney Barkman - 5 Ways to Create More Joy in Your Daily Life
— 5 Ways to Create More Joy in Your Daily Life

Emotions are part of the human experience and I believe we all need to connect with our emotions and truly feel them. Let them move through you and then try some of these activities to release any heavy feelings that linger.

1.Dance

Crank your favourite upbeat tunes and dance.  Be silly and be free. Let loose and release all that tension. You’ll be smiling in no time.

2.Sing

Another amazing way to release tension and let go. This is one of my favourite things to do when I’m driving. Cue power ballad.

3.Run

Not for the sake of exercise. Run like a child. Run free. When was the last time you ran as fast as you could for no reason other than it felt fun?

4.Colour

Colouring books aren’t just for kids. These are great for boosting your mood and getting your creative juices flowing. Colouring is extremely soothing when your struggling with anxiety.

5.Get Into Nature

I will suggest this for any ailment or mental health issue you’re dealing with. Nature heals. Get yourself onto grass, dirt, under the trees and breathe deep. 

Whitney Barkman - 5 Ways to Create More Joy in Your Daily Life

Find ways to bring your inner child to the surface. These activities are best done when you’re alone and you can be silly and weird without thinking of anyone else watching. Just have fun.

Love & Light
Whitney