Small Steps To Happy

Push yourself to get up before the rest of the world. Start with 7am, then 6am, then 5.30am. Go to the nearest hill with a big coat and watch the sun rise.

Push yourself to fall asleep earlier. Start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. Wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

Get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. Then sit and eat it and do nothing else.

Stretch. Start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes, roll your head, stretch your fingers. Stretch everything. (not literally men!)

Buy a 1L water bottle, start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in one day. Then try drinking two in a day.

Buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen, write down everything you do, dinner dates, assignments, coffee’s, what you need to do that day – no detail is too small.

Strip your bed of your sheets and empty your lingerie draw into the washing machine. Put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash it all fresh to dive into.

Organise your room. Fold all your clothes and pack for donations any that you don’t want. Clean your mirror, laptop, vacuum the floor and light a beautiful scented candle.

Have a luxurious shower with your favourite tunes playing, wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. Later your whole body in moisturiser and then slip into your comfiest pyjamas.

Push yourself to go for a walk. Take your headphones, walk by a lake. Smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised at how many smile back.

Become a better more mindful, pay it forward you. Let cars merge into your lane when driving, pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. Compliment people on their cute clothes and challenge yourself not to ridicule anyone for a whole day, then two, then a week. Walk with a straight posture, look people in the eye, ask people about their story.

Lie in the sunshine, daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. Open your eyes, take small steps to make it happen for you.

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