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Top 10 tips to increase joy in your life

September 9, 2021
The Lime Team

Mind-Matter’s Nurturing Resilience Series

Who wouldn’t want to add more joy to their life? There are a few relatively simple, free actions you can take to increase your joy! Why not give one a try right now, what have you got to lose?
  1. Spend at least 15 minutes a day in natural daylight (yes, even if the weather isn’t perfect)
  2. Practice ‘belly breathing’ (breathing down and imagining that you are filling your belly as you breathe in) ensuring the out breath is longer than the in breath
  3. Smile more (real smiling using the eyes) - it can help to alleviate physical and emotional pain and it’s infectious
  4. Take a walk up a hill, or simply look out of your window, to observe the stars and universe beyond
  5. Arrange regular, face-to-face meetups with someone you trust and feel a connection with
  6. Consciously engage in regular self-care activities, however small or brief
  7. Keep an ’attitude of gratitude’ journal and note down three things a day that you are grateful for
  8. Learn to meditate and practice this regularly (even if this is a quick 10 mins before bed)
  9. Acts of kindness – consciously try to be kind e.g. spend the day praising others, leaving a tip, helping a neighbour etc.
  10. Tell your family and / or friends how much they mean to you and why.

Source: Validium

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