10 Things you can do Right Now to be Happier

10 Things You Can Do Right Now To Be Happier

In Be Happy, Self-Care by Punita Rice

So you’ve decided you want to commit to being a happier mom. Want to be happier right this minute? Here are 10 things you can do right now to be happier.

10 Things you can do Right Now to be Happier

  1. Relax your shoulders.
  2. Unclench your jaw.
  3. Take a deep breath! (And another, and another. Slow.)
  4. Drink a glass of water!
  5. Smile a big smile. (Even if you feel silly, just do it!)
  6. Hug or kiss someone. (Nobody around? Hug yourself.)
  7. Compliment someone. (Text or call if you have to.)
  8. Look outside or go outdoors (even for a minute!)
  9. Jump around a little and get your body moving and your blood circulating (even just get up and stretch, but dancing is best!)
  10. Feel thankful and full of gratitude.
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About the Author
Punita Rice

Punita Rice

Punita C. Rice, Ed.D is a mother, educator, writer, and founder of ISAASE. She is the author of Toddler Weaning: Deciding to Gradually Wean your Toddler & Making it Happen, and the forthcoming South Asian American Experiences in Schools: Brown Voices from the Classroom, and blogs about motherhood and being intentional about being a happy mom at Happy Mom Guide. Her education work centers around multicultural education and equity, and South Asian American experiences in school. You can read more about Punita and her work here.

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