4. Prioritize self-care.
Health and happiness are inextricably linked — you can’t have one without the other. What you eat, how much you sleep, and how often you exercise all matter to your mental well-being. Take a moment each day to meditate, practice yoga, or take a walk. Consider signing up for one of the thousands of at-home workout apps for a variety of daily exercises — or go outside and get some sunshine. Making your health a priority allows you to accomplish more each day and experience more joy while doing it.
5. Try something new.
Lately, you may find you’re doing the same thing over and over again. Why not try something new? It will wake up your senses and stimulate creativity, which can spill over into other areas of your life. Consider learning a new sport or how to train your puppy. Maybe it’s time to start a garden or cook something new and unique every night for a week.
We are responsible for cultivating our own joy — and it comes from within.
Focus on one of these tips each week, and see your joy increase. Trust your feelings and continue to discover what makes you tick. It takes a little work, but small steps in the right direction will put you on the path to greater joy — no matter what state the world is in.