SIXTEEN SMALL STEPS TO HAPPINESS

SIXTEEN SMALL STEPS TO HAPPINESS | MEET ME @ 2AM

Yesterday I was on Tumblr and I stumble upon this inspiring text and when I finished reading it I thought it would be a good idea to share it with you! We all need some inspiration once in a while so why not making a blog post about it! 


Sixteen Small Steps to Happiness


1. Push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

2. Push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable. 

3. Erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn't identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

4. Get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else. 

5. Stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

6. Buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

7. Buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

8. Strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

9. Organize your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

10. have a luxurious shower with your favorite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturizer, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

12. Message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

14. Think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything. 

15. Become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

16. Lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn't a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.

24 comments

  1. This is amazing! Great inspiration, and the steps are so simple, that makes me wonder why I am not actually doing them.. I would love to be able to do at least half of them:) Fifteen is so inspirational, and I am normally a very shy person when it comes to talking but I would love to be able to do them..
    xxxx
    Stephanie
    vidathings.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. wow..thank you for this post. these are little things that really can bring happiness if we do it.. i need to do these again although it's so hard to commit..lol.
    thanks again for sharing :)

    i wonder if you would like to follow each other on GFC maybe? i'll be really happy to do it :))
    let me know..

    love, agnes.
    http://singledoorsecrets.blogspot.com/

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  3. Lovely post and you have such a nice blog girl!

    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know;)

    Love from Amsterdam!

    http://juicyconfashions.blogspot.com

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  4. Gostei de algumas, outras nunca as conseguiria fazer xD

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  5. Adorei ler, havia tanta coisa que eu gostaria de fazer :)

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  6. Thanks for the inspiration girl!

    Followed :)

    Michelle
    mash-elle.blogspot.com

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  7. Such a cool text and the photo is super sweet and summer-ish! Thanks for sharing hun;)

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  8. Your blog is really nice :)
    would you like to follow each other?
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    Daria

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  9. Love your blog so much!!
    Started following you via GFC, would you like to follow me?

    xx
    http://magicalsergiofashion.blogspot.com/

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  10. Love this text and your blog.
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know

    missharibo.blogspot.com

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  11. Um post fantástico :)
    Obrigada por partilhares! xx

    // Inês Paúl //

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  12. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Lovely post! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Brilliant blog, great posts and beautiful proprietress! What to want more ...
    I'd love to follow you (GTC) and welcome to visit my
    blog about fashion - KatherineUnique.blogspot.com .


    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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  15. WOW! I so loved the post :D :D :D

    I am following you via GFC! Please follow me back too! :D


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  16. lovely blog :)
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  17. Great inspiration, loved it!
    This is a really great post :)

    Kendra
    xx

    Blog: Stolen Inspiration
    Instagram: KendraAlexandra
    Facebook: StolenInspiration

    Ohhh by the way we have a great Stolen Girlfriends Club giveaway on at the moment!

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  18. Very interesting post! Thanks for sharing. It's right, we could be happier if only we'll do this ;)

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  19. Very cute post and I agree with everything. EXCEPT there's nothing bad about rice, almost all of the East Asian population feed on rice. And they're the nations with the healthiest coefficient.

    http://thevulgariangirl.blogspot.com/

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  20. lovely post :)

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  22. You do a great job with your blog

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