6 Meaningful Ways to Make 2017 Your Happiest Year Ever
This brand new year, believe that great things are about to happen in your life. Fill your heart and mind with positive thoughts that 2017 will be your happiest year ever.
Welcome Each Day with a Big Smile
To start each morning with gratitude is a great foundation to achieve sustainable happiness. Rise, smile and be grateful for another beautiful day. You can take a five-minute meditation, get some physical exercise, hydrate and fuel your body with healthy food or read an inspiring book or quote. All of these are practical ways to embrace mornings positively. Begin each day with positive outlooks and healthy habits and notice how it influence your overall happiness.
Be Gentle on Yourself
Are you the type of person who is pushing yourself too much just to achieve your goals? Well, the year 2017 might be the perfect time for you to be gentle and kind to yourself. Don’t stress out and push yourself to the limit. Sometimes, we need to loosen up and just go to wherever life may lead us. Learn to relax, enjoy each moment, and cherish the happiness you deserve.
Last year might be a harsh and stress-filled journey. This 2017, embrace happiness and start creating a year of happy moments. Make it a habit of recognising all the things, either small or big that is going right in your life. You can write these in your gratitude journal or note cards. Place these cards in one box and read through all your little triumphs at the end of the year. Reading all of these will make you realise that there are lots of reasons to be grateful. Most importantly, doing this every day will help you develop a positive outlook in life.
Feed Your Soul
The money you earn from your job allows you to live a comfortable life, buy the most expensive gift for yourself, purchase the best dress, shoes, necklace, phone and all other material things you think can make you happy and satisfied. But the truth is, you can never achieve life satisfaction through your material possessions. Real happiness and satisfaction is felt within and can be accomplished by simply doing the things that bring you joy and make you feel human. Make time for the things you enjoy – hiking, biking, gardening, bonding with friends and family, volunteering, sharing your blessings with others, and doing some random acts of kindness.
Take a Break and Travel
Travel to a faraway land and make unforgettable memories. Travel is the only thing you buy that can make you richer. Expand your horizons, learn, and experience new things. All of these can help you grow as a person and will get you appreciate the wonders of this world and the joy of living your life to the fullest.
Live and Celebrate Life
With the modern and fast-paced society we have, we tend to forget that we aren’t robots. We are humans that need time to relax, unwind, and live life. So instead of sitting all day in front of your computer trying to figure out how to get your work done, pause and take a break.
Work is a never ending process; it will reoccur over and over again. But the time you missed to spend with your family, friends, loved ones, and even your time for yourself can’t be regained. So regardless of how hectic your schedule is, give a chance to live and celebrate life.
This brand new year, make time to do what brings you joy and makes you feel alive and get ready to make 2017 your best year ever. Start it by surrounding yourself and the people around you with fresh blooms and a lovely Sparkle Bouquet.