Manage episode 286673275 series 2771084
1) Studies show that taking time to do something kind for someone else make you happier than doing something just for yourself. Make a point of doing something good for someone else today - it doesn't need to be big! You could hold the door for someone whose hands are full, complement someone on their hairdo or, if you see someone you haven't seen for a while, say how nice it is to see them and how you've missed them !
2) Next time you walk somewhere - maybe to school, a relative/friends, to the local shops or just to appreciate the nice weather - take a different route from where you would usually go. Look around you - what do you notice. Sometimes there are sights and sounds really close to where you live that you've never noticed or appreciated just because you don't normally go that way !
3) Support causes close to your heart. You could make a monetary donation in a charity box or an adult might be able to make a donation online in your name. Maybe you could sign up to get involved in an activity they are planning to do later in the year such as a coffee morning, dressing up day or fun run. Doing things that have a sense of purpose or meaning is proven to make us happier