It’s important to continue creating moments of joy in our life, despite the craziness that’s going on around us! Generally, people are spending more time at home than before, whether it be due to working from home, job searching or following social distancing guidelines. How can we boost happiness when we feel “stuck” at home all the time? Here are six actions we can all take to manifest happy thoughts and positive mindsets!
Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself of social interactions! Thanks to technology, we can stay connected to friends and family, regardless of location. Having regular check-ins can reduce feelings of isolation and minimize feelings of anxiety and worry.
Get creative; maybe you can set up a virtual game night or video call a friend for a cute dinner date!
Having some sort of daily routine creates a sense of control and keeps your mood positive. Though it can be tempting to hit the snooze button a few extra times, getting up at a consistent time every day can be beneficial to your internal clock. Once you wake up, try and block your day out so that you can ensure you are getting everything done that you need to. This helps with productivity and a sense of accomplishment.
If you’re like me, you know that the right playlist can instantly boost your mood! Listening to music that matches the energy you are trying to achieve can be a game-changer. Other times, putting the television on in the background can help you feel more at ease. Some people enjoy the comfort level it provides, while others find it helps them focus while doing things such as chores, working, or job seeking. Looking for a different form of inspiring, funny or educational entertainment? Try tuning in to a podcast!
Use journaling as a creative outlet and tool to keep track of the little things that make you happy each day. Feel free to start small! Simply jot down one or two joyous memories you had from the day. Reflection is a great way to manifest happiness, by pausing to reflect on a positive event, you can find gratitude in a lot of things.
Believe it or not, having a clean home can have physical and mental benefits! Organizational sensation Marie Kondo says,
“The less clutter there is in your home, the easier it is to do basic cleaning chores, which let’s be honest, spark joy in almost nobody!”
A good cleaning can help you feel less stressed and overwhelmed. Keeping up with household chores also leaves you with more time to do stuff that you love! Spend a few minutes each day tidying up; it makes it so much easier to keep up with it all! I mean, who enjoys living in a chaotic space? 
Studies  have shown that certain smells can have positive psychological effects. You can effectively use candles, essential oils or incense to evoke good feelings in your house! Here are some scents and the impact they can have:
How are YOU staying happy while at home? Let us know below!