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Little things that can make you smile from within

What can you do to feel good from within!

MEET A CHILD IN PARK

Go out in your vicinity and look at some of your neighborhood kids playing in the park or ground. Step out and meet your next door neighbor with a kid. Talk to them about their hobbies or play with them for a while. When you engage with little children who are innocent and naive, you will feel certain emotions of simplicity and joy. This will let you unwrap your head around the complexities of grown up life.

GO FOR A WALK WITH ELDER PERSON

It may not be easy to find a joyful elderly person who engages in cheerful conversations and insightful talks. However if you can get hold of one who can talk about life in a broader sense, then make sure you stay connected and meet often to talk about things in life. It may give you perspective of life from a viewpoint that you may eventually realize after going through many things. You can then avoid repeating the same things to learn something from the elderly.

LOOK OUT IN NATURE

You can spend time with birds either looking at them from far in their natural environment or feed them if they are casual around humans. Being able to feed the birds and listen to their musical sounds will uplift your mood and make you feel one with nature.

Nature has in store for each of us, something that can make us feel alive! It’s just a matter of time we open up to such experience.

If you have pets then spend time with them. Get the most of your time by taking them out for a walk, bathing them or cleaning them. Build a house for them and decorate.

If you can spend some time out and have access to natural environment like waterfall, woods, river or hills then go over weekends and spend some quality time with family. Pack your favorite foods and some games to get the most of it.

BINGE WATCHING

If there is no access to outside world, then you can resort to binge watching your favorite movies or series. Invite your closed ones or friends over for a weekend and cook some fancy stuff. Indulge in relaxing and light music. Grab some food and enjoy the movies. Play games to mix active mood.

Over the period of time, things will become a natural habit to have a mix of everything and life will seem beautiful.

Going down the memory lanes

Take a minute away from the hustle of life and sit down. Try to relax your nerves and feel calm. Now say to yourself, you are interesting and there is more to you than meets the eye.

Think about that time you went to school for the first time. The times when you won’t go walking with your tiny little legs carrying heavy bag. Sitting in the class with full of chattering, crying and shouting kids you are in your own little world. Until you grow up you don’t realize it’s always going to be so. You will be placed with a group of people with a similar agenda and you must work your way through to fulfill the agenda.

Similarly think about all those little things about you, your childhood, friends, the places you have been to, the times you got hurt or felt happy, things you liked and the food you ate. Find out which are very significant memories that are etched in your mind. When you saw a lion for the first time, may be in a zoo or a safari or in the wild. First time you been to a concert. Similarly try to talk to some of your friends and family members about old times and make it a habit to do so every few weeks. Look at the albums you have in your closet with all those photographs taken from Kodak or Cannon cameras containing the negatives.

Indulge in the activity with your closed ones and cherish the moments. Recreate those memories and relive those moments.