Take another route to work. Mixing up your routine in small ways creates new neural pathways in the brain to keep it healthy.

 

Start a compliments file. Document the great things people say about you to read later.

Pay complete attention to something you usually do on autopilot, perhaps brushing your teeth, driving, eating, or performing your morning routine.

Do a mini-declutter. Recycle three things from your wardrobe that you don’t love or regularly wear.

Be selfish. Do one thing today just because it makes you happy.

Emily Hammerman

Emily is a proud graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Film and a double minor in Dance and Fiction Writing. She works as an intern for the Catharsis Productions Marketing Department.