Got Happy Face?

Want to turn that frown upside down?

If you are not smiling, you are probably not having fun. Sometimes we simply need to be intentional about our happiness. When I realize that I am in a funk, sometimes I just need to take a break from what I am doing, and do something different. There are some activities that, just by doing them, will trigger an inner happiness that puts a smile on my face. Smiling alone makes me feel happy, as it releases endorphins, which also reduces my stress levels and helps me be more positive and productive. Below is a list of some of the ways I’m able to intentionally put a smile on my face.

Here’s how:

By… watching super cute animal videos… especially the goats and puppies.

By… chatting with your bestest “estefriend” (two or more friends who are fans of Gloria Estefan are considered EsteFriends.)

By… listening to your favorite song (or have yourself a little jam session). EsteFriends get happy listening to “I Just Wanna Be Happy.”

By… making a list of everything you are grateful for in your life.

By… watching Big Bang Theory (or your favorite sitcom).

By… performing a random act of kindness (paying it forward).

By… cuddling with a friend’s baby.

By… stopping to smell the roses. (Just make sure there are no bees first – they don’t make me smile!)

By… going outside to play with your dog.

By… getting outside to your favorite nature spot (the mountains, the beach, a park).

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