Ideas for activities to celebrate the month of happiness – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather forecast


August is Happy Month, and Girls Positivity Club founder Melissa Jones joined us Tuesday on “Life.Style.Live!” to share with your family simple activities that you can do in a group or alone to help you choose happiness in your daily life.

1) Make your happiness Visual There are simple ways to combine happiness and creativity; creativity is known to lead to more happiness.

  • Spinner of Happiness – Take a sheet of paper and markers and create a visual for all the good and happy things in your life. Then hang it on your porch or in a room as a creative reminder.
  • Jar of Happiness – Each family member chooses a happy moment of the day to place in a special jar or another place to make it visual, such as a bulletin board or paper on the fridge.

Making happiness visual is a surefire way to help you notice all the little things in life that bring you joy.

2) Move your body – Movement releases happiness chemicals like dopamine and serotonin. It also releases stress or negative feelings. Doing something active is a great way to increase not only your happiness, but that of your family as well.

  • To take a walk
  • Stretch or do yoga together
  • Go for a family bike ride
  • Jump on the trampoline
  • Play ball

Let your family loose and move playfully together. Everyone will be all smiles.

3) Learn something new There are endless possibilities to learn something new. You can learn as a family or have a time where everyone learns a new thing and teaches it to the family over dinner. You will be amazed at the happiness and connection it brings to you and your family.

  • Read or watch a YouTube tutorial on a topic that interests you (drawing and painting tutorials are great for kids)
  • Go to a pottery place for an afternoon
  • Learn simple origami animals
  • Go to a museum
  • Try a new recipe
  • Learn to Hydrodip

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