Being a writer, I spend lots of time alone and indoors, assailed by doubts, foreseeing an array of personal humiliations and disappointing futures.
As a result, happiness has become kind of a hobby. You’re probably as distracted as I am right now, so I’ll keep this brief - here are my top tricks for a quick happiness hit:
Crack out the fairy lights. Utmost sparkle.
Read your comfort book. Mine is The Little Prince.
Wear your favourite clothes – dress up, be a dandy or a diva or a hero, whatever works.
Write in your journal – only wonders and absurdities and wild ideas allowed.
Lie down and watch the sky and/or open your windows and listen. This works especially well if you can find a sunny stripe.
Dance, jump around, cavort, jiggle and hop.*
Find an endearing gif and send it to a lovely to make them laugh.
There are so many delicious words for happiness - like jolly, gleeful, glad, sunny-headed, merry, mirthful, jocund, jovial, jubilant, in high feather, cheery, chirpy, chipper, carefree, cock-a-hoop, airy, elated, perky, blithe, and buoyant - I hope you have found yours.
Wishing you tranquillity, giggles, and genius ideas.
*Live Love Party is a youtube Zumba channel I absolutely flipping love. It’s so smiley! Go see.