While the big things in life can definitely bring us a lot of happiness, such as a big promotion, the arrival of a new baby or a marriage, it is the little day to day things that can really affect our mood.

There are lots of smaller changes that you can make on a day to basis that can positively affect you to make life just that little bit healthier, happier and more productive!

Here are some of them:

Start a Journal

Have you ever thought about starting a journal? Taking some time to jot down your thoughts and feelings each morning can be very therapeutic and can give you clarity for the rest of the day ahead.

It is also a great way to release certain feelings of fear or worry as it gets them out of your own head.

Another way in which you can release feelings that are bringing down your mood and your day is to chat with a therapist. You can find an online therapist using websites like AskACoach who have more than 1000 coaches and therapists and it won’t take up too much time out of your day. The sessions can all take place from the comfort of your own home and at a time that is convenient for you.

Chat with Other Commuters

If you take public transport on your daily commute to work, you will be more than familiar with the usual scene of everyone standing or sitting, face down and looking at their mobile phones.

Instead of doing this, why not have a chat with some of the other commuters? A study in 2014 by the Journal of Experimental Psychology found that those who spoke with other passengers on their commutes were overall happier during this time!

We know it can be daunting to speak with someone you don’t know, but puck up the courage and give it a try as you never know, you may also be doing them a favor!

Make Plans

If you want to have a more positive mindset, you will need to make positivity a priority!

Create plans and a structure for your day that will include activities that will bring you happiness and put you in a great mind frame.

This could be anything from connecting with friends, to gardening or cooking a meal. It really all depends on the individual and can be whatever adds positivity to your day.

Set Aside Time for Yourself

Setting aside time for yourself is extremely important as this can help you unwind if you have had a stressful day. We would recommend that you set yourself a priority every evening or every weekend.

This can be anything you like such as attending a gym class, reading a chapter of a book or going for a stroll. Don’t waste those precious hours that you have after work, use them to do something productive!

Now, the rest is up to you! Try and implement these small changes into your day to day to life to increase your overall positivity and happiness!