60 ways to make yourself smile

You deserve a little happiness every single day.

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  • Some days are just hard. Your toddler may decide that 5 a.m. is an acceptable wake up time. You may receive an unexpected bill. You may have a brutal battle with your spouse. Whatever is destroying your happiness and ruining your day, you can still find a way to put a smile on your face.

  • Here are 60 fabulous and simple ideas to make you smile:

  • 1. Call your mom.

  • 2. Make a list of things that make you happy.

  • 3. Read the Bible.

  • 4. Go for a run or participate in a cardio class.

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  • 5. Watch one episode of your favorite show.

  • 6. Lay on the couch, snuggled in your favorite blanket.

  • 7. Look through photos of past events.

  • 8. Eat some chocolate, ice cream or both.

  • 9. List 5 things you are grateful for.

  • 10. Forgive yourself.

  • 11. Consider your strengths.

  • 12. Let go of blame.

  • 13. Think about past accomplishments.

  • 14. Say a prayer.

  • 15. Write an encouraging letter to someone you love or care about.

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  • 16. Watch video clips of your favorite movie or comedian.

  • 17. Snuggle someone you love.

  • 18. Take a short nap.

  • 19. Cross one task off of your to-do list that you've been procrastinating.

  • 20. Take a hot shower or bubble bath.

  • 21. Diffuse your favorite smell.

  • 22. Get out of the house and go to a museum, the zoo, park, swimming pool, etc.

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  • 23. Blast some music and have a dance party.

  • 24. Say no to extra tasks that cause anxiety.

  • 25. Sit on the floor and play cars or dolls with your kids.

  • 26. Build a fort with your children.

  • #blanketfort

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  • 27. Spend a few hours outside by going on a walk, having a picnic or laying in the grass or under a tree.

  • 28. Pet a puppy.

  • 29. Drink some hot chocolate.

  • 30. Work on a favorite hobby.

  • 21. Look at pictures of baby animals.

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  • 32. Kiss your spouse.

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  • 33. Let go of guilt.

  • 34. Read a book to your kid and enjoy lots of snuggles.

  • 35. Ask your child to tell you a few jokes.

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  • 36. Watch a classic chick flick.

  • 37. Plan a date with your spouse.

  • 38. Jump on the trampoline or with a jump rope.

  • 39. Go get a new haircut, manicure or massage.

  • 40. Paint or color a picture.

  • 41. Bake something yummy.

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  • 42. Go for a drive and enjoy the beauty of nature.

  • 43. Read inspirational quotes from religious and world leaders.

  • 44. Finish a project that's been sitting around your house.

  • 45. Bake cookies and enjoy the smell.

  • 46. Go visit a friend who could use a pick-me-up.

  • 47. Listen to a baby giggle.

  • 48. Send a cute text to your spouse.

  • 49. Take a few deep breaths and force a smile on your face.

  • 50. Go grab a drink with a friend.

  • 51. Allow yourself to go to bed earlier than usual.

  • 52. Let go of fear.

  • 53. Declutter an area of your home.

  • 54. Get off social media and focus on your family.

  • 55. Listen to a

  • humorous podcast.

  • 56. Hug someone in your family.

  • 57. Memorize a Bible verse.

  • 58. Lay on the floor, put your feet up and meditate.

  • 59. Stand in the mirror and say three good things you like about your body.

  • 60. Re-lace your shoes with a new pattern.

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Courtnie is an editor for FamilyShare.com and has a degree in journalism. She has a slight obsession with running, newspapers and large fuzzy blankets. She currently lives in Idaho with her husband and two sons.

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