Throughout this time, we still have the same opportunity for happiness that we did before, but it’s all about looking in different places to find it. Remember that there are simple things in life that can give you joy. Here are some ways that you can take notice and spark the joy in you:
- Reflect on what you are grateful for each day. Share with your friends and family online or note down in a gratitude journal.
- Take time to appreciate the beauty in the world around your home.
- Go outside and breathe in the fresh air when you can.
- Care for and watch the plants in your room grow as the days pass.
- Spend time with your pets. Take notice of how happy they are to have you around.
- Take the time to thank someone for how they make you feel.
- Do a mindfulness exercise on YouTube.
Mindfulness takes practice. Here are some ideas that you can do throughout your day to stay positive and present: