Do something nice for someone. It could be volunteering for a charity, stopping to say ‘hello’ to elderly neighbor even when you’re late, or sending flowers to cheer up a friend. Big or small, acts of kindness really do make you feel good. And others too.
Think positively. When negative or stressful thoughts pop up during the day, try to reframe them in a positive way. Things look a lot brighter if you do this.
Consider others. If you've had a hard day, it can be easy to offload on your nearest and dearest. But simply asking someone how their day was before you talk about your own can make a huge difference.
Become a minimalist. These days, we're almost programmed to think we need the latest smartphone or sneakers. But ask yourself this: will it really enhance your life?
Even a little exercise helps. If you sit a desk all day, try to incorporate more movement into your everyday routine. If you can’t find time for a daily exercise schedule, start by skipping the elevator.
You are what you eat. And drink. Everything you eat and drink matters. Focus on variety, quantity and nutrition. Try and choose food and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium and added sugars. It can be tricky at first, but starting with small changes paves the way towards a healthier eating style.
Stay hydrated. Our bodies are made up of nearly 60% water and you need to keep it that way. So try and drink 2 to 2.5 liters of liquid a day.