This article lists seven fun, easy ways to start enjoying and rocking life as a teenager. Put these tips to the test, and see how the world opens up in the palm of your hand!
It may seem odd, but writing down five things you're grateful for every day actually makes you happier. Take five minutes a day to write five specific things you love, like your right thumb or your cat, Fluffles.
I don't know about you, but jamming out in the shower is one of my favorite things to do to relieve stress. Often, it's High School Musical or Queen, but whatever your choice in music is, belt it out with your favorite hairbrush.
Doing small, random acts of service raises our awareness of others around us. It also can give us a sense of true fulfillment and joy! Rocking our lives means helping other's lives to rock, too. Go make your parent's bed, or help your neighbor who needs help putting their groceries away. Every little act counts.
Studies show that hugging does a lot more than bring us closer. It can relieve stress, lower blood pressure, and even reduce the risk of heart disease. So next time you see your best friend, hug it out and feel the benefits.
Don't you just love the smell of homemade cookies baking in the oven? A study shows that baking and cooking reduce stress, so you can live a richer, fuller life! (Pun definitely intended.)
Are you passionate about something? Anything? Photography, exercising, Tumblr, food? Any of these has a huge data base online and in the libraries. Go check out a book and read about Coco Chanel! Get deep into something you're interested in, and watch your passion for learning burst into flame.
Doing these things can help you choose to be happy. But notice, I said "help you," not "make you happy." We choose happiness, y'all. Making a conscious effort every day to do so can help you rock your life as a teen. Yes, high school can be hard. And yes, your boss may not be the best. But, being happy is the most important skill you can learn. Because when you're happy, everything else just falls into place, huh?
Let's worry less and hug more. Also, more cookies please.