Lately I've really been trying to work on being happy in whatever situations I'm in and less negative overall. There a few tools I've been using to put my best foot forward in this process.
Essential oils have been amazing for me these last few weeks since I got a diffuser as a Christmas present. I use lavender in almost every mixture. I just feel a lot more balanced and happy since I incorporated oils into my everyday routine.
I also just recently downloaded an app for meditation called Headspace. Meditating daily will help your overall mental state and work to make you feel happier. Incorporating meditation into your daily routine can help drastically.
For me, probably the biggest thing to keep me balanced and happy is being creative. When I take time out of my day to write in a journal, write a song, play guitar, take photos, or talk on the radio it makes me feel so much better and accomplished. Being creative is a huge part of my life and it's very important that I don't let other things get in the way.
This year I have encouraged myself to start journaling everyday. Doing this will help boost creativity and is a good way to get your thoughts out on a paper. However, if it is negative, you should always end your journaling with how the situation can get better or what good can you get out of it.
Music has always been an outlet from me. It is a tool for relaxation and enjoyment.
-Kaitlyn H. Evans