Nine Things You Can Do Every Day – Even When You Can’t Do Anything Else

Even when you're in a rush, here are some tips you can use to stay happy from The Happiness Project.

We all promise ourselves to do better, but it can sure seem impossible, some days. I try to keep a list of things that I can do every day. Even when I forget to write in my one-sentence journal or I don’t make it to the gym, I try to make sure I hit all these items.

That way, even if I feel like I had a day when I got nothing accomplished, I can comfort myself, as I climb into my smooth, tidy bed, “Well, at least I went for a walk. I ate an apple. I hugged my daughters.”

Every day…
1. Make your bed.

2. Wear sunscreen.

3. Wear your seat belt.

4. Jump up and down a few times.

5. Pick up one object that’s in the wrong place and put it away.

6. Go for a ten-minute walk outside.

7. Eat a fruit or vegetable.

8. Put your keys away in the same place.

9. Touch everyone in your house with affection.

Bonus: 10. Go to sleep as soon as you’re sleepy, if you possibly can.

By Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project. Buy The Happiness Project book here!

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