5 steps to being ultimately happy..

So this is something a bit different to normal. I feel it kind of fitting as a few of my nearest and dearest seem to be a bit glum and there are days I find myself questioning if I'm happy with certain things. I decided to put together this easy guide of how to make positive changes in your life so you really can feel eternally happy, because we all know, if there is one part of your life your unhappy with it is going to affect all other aspects.

1. Remember change is good

If you don't like it, change it. Your hair, your bedroom interior, your job! As simple as it sounds, I know first hand how hard a big change is. Leaving university was one of the hardest if not the hardest decision I have had to make in my 21 years. People will never understand your reasoning and still to this day they turn their nose up when I say I left, like I should have to justify my decision to them. But do you know what, all my close friends and family saw the huge change in my happiness when I had left. I felt a weight had been lifted, it was my chance to change something, to do something I wanted to do. If you want to travel the world or change your career, or start your own business, do it. Your young, you'll make it work and if not it's a learning adventure. No one lays on their death bed wishing they had spent more time in the office. Think of it, the world is a book and if your not willing to change things up, your living that same paragraph your whole life. Experience and memories are far more valuable than money.

2. Be grateful

So a member of my family once told me, he has an alarm set on his phone that reminds him to be thankful for everything he has. He wakes up every morning and feels blessed. And you know, we all should be more grateful for what we have. Quite often I find myself focusing on what I don't have rather than what I do. I am so lucky for the life and opportunities I've been able to experience. I do things on a daily basis that many people wish for. I wake up in a real family home, I kiss my nephew every morning and speak on the phone with Chris every night. Someone tells me they love me at least once a day and I eat the food that I want to eat. These things I class as normal many people don't have the chance to do and I don't realise how blessed I really am. 

3. Laugh until you cry

It's often been said that laughter is the best medicine. When I say tear rolling, belly aching laughter, you'll all think of at least one person you can do that with. Text them now, let them know they're important to you, make plans to see them. There is no better feeling than laughing uncontrollably with the one you love, your sibling or your best friend, these people are your soul mates. Do it often! Laugh when you shouldn't, laugh when you make a mistake, laugh at memories you share with people. Laugh until you can't laugh anymore (or if you're me, need your inhaler). Because it's impossible to be miserable when you're laughing with happy tears.

4. Remove toxic people from your life

Not everyone you meet will deserve a space in your heart, some will be for life, some will be a lesson. Surround yourself with people who make you a better person, who motivate you and encourage you to do better. Who tell you when your being a dick or when your being over dramatic. Who pick you up when things go wrong, who are always at the other end of the phone. The people who make you want to be better, to work harder. These are the people you need in your life, if someone isn't benefiting you why are you wasting time with them. If someone is bringing you down, making rude comments or digs at you, get rid. They are doing nothing but bringing negativity in your life and you don't need that. I am so grateful for who I have, Chris makes me want to achieve so much in my life and he believes I can. I have the best girlfriends who keep me grounded, make me laugh (see above point) and look after me when I'm drunk! Remember, people who want to be in your life, will do everything in their power to stay there, and as should you if you want to be in theirs. Don't chase after toxic people who bring nothing to you. Be friends with people you want to be like.

5. Do something new everyday 

Like my first point, change is good. Try something new everyday. Make it as small or make it as big as you like. Just try something. Eat that food you've always said no to, wear that bright purple lipstick. Help someone with something you wouldn't normally want to. Not only will new things help you, you never know the benefit it can have on someone else. Watch their favourite film even if you hate it, take a different route to work. Smile at a stranger on the street, a smile can never be taken badly. You never know, you may find a new calling by trying something different. Experience things you never have, enjoy what's out there. Life is shorter than you think, make the absolute most of it.
All my love as always ♥..
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