1. Smile at strangers.
When you walk down the street or along a corridor and pass a stranger as you go, smile. It won’t hurt and you’re likely to get a smile back in return. This will make you both feel good.
2. Quit something.
We’ve all got that one bad habit that we need to kick to the kerb, and if you don’t think you have, ask your partner, I’m sure they’ll supply you with something annoying that you do. Maybe you smoke? Don’t tidy up enough? Bite your nails?
3. Avoid negative people.
We all know that one fun sponge that sucks the life out everyone with their miserable attitude to life. Dump them.
4. Be frugal.
Whatever it is that you know you waste money on, stop it. Take lunch to work rather than buy it from the shop daily. Skip one of the many bought coffees through the week. When you see a few extra pounds mounting up you’ll feel smug.
I know this is one that most people bang on about, especially in the New Year, but honestly it will get those endorphins pumping. Who doesn’t need more happy hormones?
6. Put your phone down.
Whilst you’re sat scrolling through realms of pointless social media updates reading about other people’s lives yours is passing you by!
7. Go outside.
Breathe in the fresh air, soak up the landscape, reconnect with nature and feel your woes slip away.
8. Read a book.
If you have 5 minutes to yourself, pick up a book. It will give you an opportunity to escape your busy life whilst educating you silently. It might even help you sleep better.
9. Try something new.
Anything that you haven’t done before but have been ‘meaning to try’. Stop putting off till tomorrow what you can do today. One day tomorrow really won’t come.
10. Be grateful.
Take a few moments each night before you sleep to be grateful for things in your life. Whether it’s your family, friends or even job security or the fact it didn’t rain today. Take time to be thankful. There is someone out there who would love to have your life.
Let me know if you try any of these things by commenting below. Or perhaps you have your own tips on becoming a better person this year? I’d love to hear them.