3. Practice gratitude.
There are many benefits of gratitude, including improved physical and mental health and self-esteem, better sleep and increased empathy. Incorporating a daily gratitude practice into your life is as easy as ticking off three to five things you’re grateful for each morning: your family, your sobriety, the cup of coffee you’re about to drink–whatever you want. Better yet, write them down in a journal you can turn to on a tough day.
4. Take time for yourself.
When you feel bogged down, like you’re running in place, it’s usually a sign that you need to recalibrate by taking time for yourself. If you want to feel happy, you have to make your happiness a priority, so do things you enjoy and make them a part of your routine. Whether that’s going for a run every morning, reading for 30 minutes each night or cooking more nourishing meals, taking time to do something that makes you feel happy can make a huge difference in your overall mood.