The small pleasures are those that fill our daily lives with more joy and a sense of happiness.
They bring special fascination in your hectic days.
But sometimes we forget about them.
Every day we face numerous situations, the need for making decisions, working, difficulties, short sleep and…
As in a vicious circle, from which sometimes we even lose the feeling of living… We lose direction, our dreams, ourselves…
We can add tiny things to our daily life routine.
They will load us with energy, joy and will bring new meaning into our lives.
The good news is that no matter how amazing it seems – those things depend entirely on us and can be present in our daily lives as long as we look for them, we can create them ourselves.
Yes, sometimes it is necessary to make a little effort and add perseverance, but it is worth it because they work.
Here are some ideas for those little things that can refresh your routine:
1. Good start of the day
Every morning you should spend at least 15-30 minutes to set yourself up for a truly fruitful day.
How can you do it?
Perhaps with a nice song, a good book, time for a little reflection, meditation or anything else that you prefer and will give a good start to your day.
2. Meeting with friends
Meetings and conversations with good friends and positive people can bring you many pleasant emotions.
When? Maybe on your lunch break or after your workday…
3. Be close to nature
Contact with nature can be very refreshing and renewing. Try a stroll to the nearby park. It’s beautiful, isn’t it?
4. Walking to your workplace
Why not? This can bring diversity into your daily life, and the benefits are undeniable, both for health and for reducing stress and tension.
Of course, it’s not recommended to focus all of your thoughts on work, tasks, difficulties, and everything that you have to do in the daytime.
5. Laugh more
Laughter may not be the best medicine, but it is very useful.
Its influence on the body can be compared with the effect of a proper diet and exercise – it helps to maintain good health.
Our consciousness, our hormones, and our immune system are constantly communicating with each other.
Laughter can be a good way to reduce tension, bring a more positive attitude to life and is a therapy against stress.
6. A warm bath or shower at the end of the day
A wonderful way to feel the real joy and relaxation of your body, mind, and spirit.
7. A nice and inspiring book
Reading a nice and inspiring book could be one of the small pleasures that bring you fresh ideas and a positive charge in your hectic daily life.
8. Indulge in a professional massage
Massage reduces stress levels in most people, and can also help to control or minimize symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Although there is no official evidence that it helps with depression, some people who have undergone a holistic massage share that after the massage they feel better and the symptoms decrease.
Also, specialists share that a full-body massage offers other benefits to your health and wellbeing, such as better sleep, increased energy, better concentration, and less fatigue.
9. Enjoy your favorite music
It is proved that music therapy relieves tension and stress and fights successfully with depression.
Music helps people to make decisions with lightness and to change their mood in a positive direction.
It makes us smarter and stimulates the work of the brain.
10. Activities with the people you love
The family dinner and the conversations around the table will restore your feeling of comfort and happiness.
This is only a small part of all possible and simple things that you can include daily.
Now, think about your interests, those you do with pleasure.
Maybe a forgotten hobby?
Maybe some new challenges?
Make a list and try. It’s worth it, isn’t it?