Everyday Habits To Increase Your Happiness- We all strive for happiness, but sometimes we need a little help to get there. Sure, it’s easy enough to have the occasional happy moment here and there, but if you’re looking to create a consistent level of happiness in your life, then creating specific daily habits can be an incredibly powerful way to do just that.
Set new Intentions and transform everyday habits to increase your happiness! Just enjoying the simple things in life, like a sunny day or a good cup of coffee, have the power to change your happiness.
What Makes Me Happy?
These are my top 10 things that make me truly happy to be alive on this earth. When I am feeling down, I am grateful for all these wonderful moments in my life. Each makes me feel content and completely happy to be alive.
- The smell of freshly baked cookies,
- A beautiful sunset,
- A baby’s smile,
- The sound of rain on a tin roof
- A starry night sky
- Knowing that I am loved
- Experiencing the beauty of art, music, dance,
- Helping others and making a difference in their lives
- Getting lost in a good book or movie.
Connecting With Nature
Going on new adventures and exploring new places through hiking, camping, or simply spending time outside. A warm sunny day at the beach or park. There is something about being in nature that just makes me feel good all over. The sun on my skin, the fresh air, and the sound of waves crashing against the shore all make me feel happy and alive. I like to sit out in my backyard with a cup of coffee on weekends with absolutely no agenda. Or going for a drive in the country relaxes me. Being in nature fills me with joy!
Make Time For Yourself
Self-care is the practice of taking care of your mental, physical, and emotional health. It’s about understanding and meeting your own needs, as well as making mindful choices to improve your overall well-being. Taking time for yourself on a regular basis can help reduce stress levels, increase self-confidence and boost happiness. Examples of self-care activities can include meditation, exercise, relaxation techniques, or simply reading for pleasure. Reading a good book in peacefulness nurtures my soul! Giving my time volunteering to help people and see them happy. I love the warmth I feel in my heart when I see someone I smile.
Take your wellness into your own hands and let exercise be the key to happiness. Incorporate it as part of an everyday habit. Not only will you benefit physically, but mentally too! Exercise can give you a genuine feeling of satisfaction and boost endorphins that are essential for improving moods and stress levels. Make small changes daily in order to reap long-term rewards of joyfulness.
Even a short walk can reduce feelings of stress and generate an instant boost in energy levels and happiness. Exercise also releases endorphins, which can help you relax and manage anxious thoughts. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise daily to give yourself an instant focus shift, preventing negative thought spirals or feeling overwhelmed by life’s pressures. Working out or going for a long run is something I love to shake up my mood!
Eat A Balanced Diet
Eating a balanced diet is important for both physical and mental well-being. A variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, and lean proteins will provide your body with essential vitamins and minerals which impact brain health. Make sure to stay hydrated, too; even minor dehydration can lead to fatigue and low moods. Although ice cream once in a while makes me happy!
Spend Time With Positive People
Seeing my children smile and hearing their laughter. There is nothing that can compare to the happiness I feel when I see my kids enjoying themselves. It is a pure and simple joy that fills me up completely. Knowing my loved ones happy and healthy and always there for
a warm hug.
Spending time with family and friends. I cherish the moments I get to share with the people I love most. We may not always see eye to eye, but being together always makes me happy.
Spending time with positive people can be incredibly beneficial for your overall well-being. People who are positive and supportive can give you important emotional support, encouragement, affirmation, and motivation when you need it the most. Those who lift your spirits and inspire you to stay focused on achieving your goals play an important role in keeping you healthy both mentally and physically.
To be surrounded by my family makes me happy! To receive love from my dog or cat or any other animal feels good. The unconditional love and joy!
Get Enough Sleep Each Night
Getting adequate, high-quality sleep enables you to think more clearly, stay focused and productive during the day, and remain positive. Poor sleep can not only lower energy levels but can also increase negative thinking, anxiety, and overall stress levels. Make sure to create an optimal sleeping environment by turning off distracting lights and devices before bedtime and setting a regular sleep schedule.
Completing A longstanding Project
Accomplishing something I’ve been working hard towards achieving. Whether it’s finally finishing that project at work or nailing that difficult yoga pose, feeling a sense of accomplishment always brings a smile to my face. A feeling of accomplishment after completing a difficult task always makes me smile.
This makes me happy.
What makes you happy?
Creating a successful and happy life requires taking control of your habits and constructing positive, healthy routines. The best way to indulge in the new behaviours necessary for increasing your happiness is to set meaningful intentions.
By regularly setting intentions, you’ll be able to stay mindful of your ultimate goals, track your progress and ultimately make sure you’re on the right path toward soaring levels of happiness.
Taking time every day, we can begin to appreciate ourselves more and reap the rewards of living such a rich lifestyle. Intentionally carving out space each day to focus on our passion projects and pleasure activities can have immense effects on both one’s emotional well-being and physical health.
Download an Intention Calendar and use it to write down intentional tasks or affirmations you can do throughout the day to remind yourself why you moved toward that goal in the first place. Allocating activities for each day towards doing something for yourself or another person can go a long way toward creating greater happiness in our lives!