9 Simple Ways to Be Happy

1. Be grateful.
Things are never as bad as they seem. Counting your blessings is one way to remind yourself that things could be much worse. Try writing three things you were grateful for every night on a note in your phone.

 

2. Live in the moment.
Hilary Duff said it best,  “(So) Why not
Take a crazy chance
Why not
Do a crazy dance
If you lose a moment
You might lose a lot
So... why not
Why not”

You'll never get this moment back.

3. Smile
Even if you’re not really feeling it, just smiling can literally help to change your mood. Fake it till you make it.

 

4. Forgive people.
It may be the hardest thing in the world to forgive people, but you will feel so much better when you do. If one of your best friends betrayed you, your boyfriend broke your heart or even forgiving yourself, try your best to move on. You don’t deserve to waste your energy negatively. Forgive and let it go.

5. Retail therapy
Treat yo self! Even if its just for a cup of coffee. Treating yourself every once and a while makes life just a little bit sweeter.

6. Watch your favorite movie
What's better then a snuggle fest movie night with bae (aka your puppy)? Grab some blankets and put on your favorite movie.  It will be sure to get your spirits up and distress from a rough day.

7. Listen to some throwback jams
It is crazy how much the tone of music can change mood. Throw on some Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls or Britney Spears and maybe even some Aaron Carter and jam out.

8. Eat
Nothing is better than some good food. Whether it's Dominoes, McDonald's or your favorite home cooked meal, we can guarantee you you'll feel so happy.

9. Hang out with your friends
Whether you need a laugh, a shoulder to cry on or someone to go out with on a Friday night, your best friends are always the people to put a smile on your face. We all get by with a little help from our friends.

Our best advice: Don't worry, be happy!