A feel-good post from us today looking at how fashion makes us feel as well as how we can be happier people. We’d love to know your thoughts on this as well as if you already implement these!

There’s no hard and fast rule when it comes to happiness but hopefully these will give you some ideas as to how you can be happier.

Happiness isn’t about those big things in your life, happiness doesn’t just come from weddings, babies and riding off into the sunset. The truth is, you’ll be happier if you let all the little things in life contribute to how happy you feel.

Always dress up

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Dressing up, even for the most mundane of tasks, can make you feel good. You don’t need to wear heels to the supermarket but wear something that makes you feel confident. This isn’t about dressing a certain way or putting on make-up because of what others might think, it’s about feeling good in what you are wearing.

Think about how kids choose to dress given half a chance. You can be a princess/Batman/a pirate if you so wish.

Don’t care so much about what people think

This follows on nicely from the above. Don’t worry about what people might think of you. Wear and do what makes you happy.

Get up before everyone else

Even if all you do is make a cup of coffee and read a book, try and get up early. This way you can make the most of your day.

You might use the time productively to get some work done or you might take that time to sit quietly and meditate on the day ahead of you.

Exercise

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Ignore what everyone says about exercise being for fat loss; instead, exercise because it makes you feel good. Run early in the morning to clear you head for the day. Do Zumba with your friends because it’s fun. Lift weights to feel like a superhero.

Drink more water

Water is good for your brain, skin, eyes and general health. Dehydration can lead to impaired mental capacity so keep hydrated throughout the day. Generally, if you have a headache, can’t focus or generally feel a bit low, the chances are you’re dehydrated.

Get organised

If you are feeling in a bit of a slump, take a few hours off to reorganise your entire wardrobe. Refold all your clothes, give away or sell unwanted items and make everything much easier to go through when you’re looking for an outfit.

The same goes for your workspace, make sure it’s tidy because a cluttered working area can make you feel stressed and you might not even realise it.

Read books

Books on fashion, photography and art. Or just get lost in the latest novel from your favourite author.

It’s so important to take some time to yourself and reading a book is one of those things you can do almost anywhere.

Socialise

Go out with friends, organise a date-night with your significant other, throw a party. Don’t get stuck in the routine of eat, work, eat, work, eat, TV, sleep.

Explore

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Wells Next The Sea, UK – A spot less than 30 miles from where I live.

You don’t have to go off to the furthest reaches of our planet but you should always explore, even if it’s just your home town. Discover new things, learn about different places and witness the sunrise.

Try to travel, you don’t always have to go very far to see some amazing sights, meet wonderful people and to experience things you’ll talk about for years to come.

Whenever you are somewhere new, explore on foot (if it’s safe to do so!). This will give you a better feel for that place that no tour or guidebook ever will.

What makes you happy?