Now you may be wondering what social distancing has to do with an article about Joy, and beyond the obvious first line, it's really about finding happiness in simple daily things. You need moments in your day to look forward to.
So, listed below are joyful things to do which will help you break away from the worry and gloominess and bring happiness in your life.
Sunshine is a vital way to get your daily amount of Vitamin D. An absence of Vitamin D is related to depression. 15 minutes in daytime exposure is all it takes. If you live in a cloudy part of the world, a regular sunlamp is effective as well.
What are you listening to? Music plays an important role in bringing joy to your life. It doesn't matter what genre of music you like to listen to, if it makes you happy, you need to make it a habit in your daily routine. Turn up the volume when you are working out, or cleaning the house or going out for a walk.
Avoid excess of media consumption
Step away from your smartphone. Set definite time during the day to check your email. Morning, afternoon, or evening works best for you. Delete unnecessary apps that you do not use daily. Turn off the unnecessary notifications. Also how much news do you watch or read daily? Have you tried going on a news fast? Limit how much news you are exposed to every day. And one more idea: turn off the computer before 2 hours before going to sleep.
Laughter is the Best Medicine
Now I know this may seem pointless, but if you're reading this then you need to bring some more silliness into your life. Try watching or reading something funny or comedy genre. In just about any condition there can be found a thread of humor, if you look at it from the perspective of finding a way to smile.
We can attempt to find joy in some way each day, and when you get into the routine of it, it's not that difficult at all.