Everyday Happiness: 13 Easy Ways to Discover it in Your Life
“Very little is required to live a good existence; it is all inside yourself, in your way of thinking.”
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
“Since you receive greater delight out of providing joy to others, you should put a large lot of consideration into the happiness that you are able to give.”
When you think about it then you may frequently think about the future in some manner.
The ideal trip coming up, the promotion you are striving for, the kid that is on the way or the sixth date with someone new in your life.
Yet pleasure may also be found in the tiny things of a routine day.
So today search for it there. Spend only a few minutes and use one of the recommendations below and notice how it improves your day.
1. One minute of gratitude.
Take a minute, sit down and simply think on what you respect and love about your mate.
Maybe a friend or family member. Or yourself.
This will fill you with thankfulness and turn your emphasis to the bright side of things.
2. Convey your thanks.
Inform the spouse, family member or friend what you come up with.
That will brighten his or her day.
And when his or her face lights up with a wide grin you’ll feel joyful too since emotions are infectious.
3. Spend 5 minutes to see how you can assist someone out.
Give some practical aid, some solid advise, seek something up for him or her, be encouraging and supportive or simply provide a listening ear.
4. Slow down for 3 minutes.
Walk and move slowly for just these few minutes. Let your mind calm down.
Spend the 3 minutes to appreciate what is going all around you.
Really take it in with all your senses.
There is much simple wonder we overlook each day because we are so consumed with our ideas and plans for the future.
Once the 3 minutes are done, continue at the slower speed if you prefer.
5. Be the grin you wish to see in your world.
Smile more towards the individuals you encounter and you’ll receive more smiles back.
You’ll feel better. They will too.
And they will probably smile more at the other persons they encounter that day.
So don’t wait for other people to smile more, be the smile you want to see in your environment instead.
6. Make someone else happy.
Don't stop at simply smiles.
Give someone a huge embrace.
Send him or her a tiny or a larger present of some type.
Prepare their favorite cuisine if they have had a difficult day.
7. Start your day by establishing a modest standard for happiness.
When you open your eyes and wake up to a new day say yourself:
“Today I shall have a low bar for happiness”.
I have been using this one for quite some time now and it makes the ordinary day nicer. I take less things for granted – like my meals, the weather, the tiny gestures in my environment and the short moments – and frequently stop to enjoy them more.
And it does not make me inactive action-wise.
Instead it helps me feel more energized, driven and inner resistance lowers.
And thus I get more of significance done.
8. Be the day you want to see.
Don’t wait for someone else to build the day you want to have.
Instead, start the ball going yourself.
Take action and take the first little step or steps forward:
Set up a movie night while the rain is pouring down.
Take a stroll or a run in the early morning to get your energy levels for the day and week up.
9. Say yes to something new.
Something you haven’t eaten before. A new song or album. A new author or movie. A new sport. A fresh method to work or through your community.
By intentionally moving outside of what is typical for you or your comfort zone you’ll find new, amazing things in life very regularly.
This will bring enjoyment into your life and if you acquire this habit then in my experience it will be simpler to venture outside of your comfort zone in greater ways too.
10. Say no to a should.
The shoulds in life can really pull that enjoyment and enthusiasm down and make everything seem like heavy effort.
But do you have to accomplish all of the shoulds on your to-do list?
Or are you maybe trapped in a rut and are doing some of those things purely out of old habit?
Ask yourself one of my favorite questions:
Will this matter in 5 years? Maybe perhaps 5 weeks?
By zooming out like this you make it easy to recognize the full benefit of accomplishing something.
To view it for what it truly is.
And so your questioning makes it simpler to just relax and to say no to accomplishing anything because you understand that it isn’t that essential anyhow.
11. Take a 2 minute laugh-break.
Few things will so easily offer enjoyment and reduce tension as laughing. So:
Revisit one or two of those short video snippets that always makes you laugh or grin.
Go on to your favorite humorous comic online or in your bookshelf.
Listen a little to a podcast or a stand-up show that you know you like amusing.
12. Do what you deep down believe is the correct thing.
Instead of allowing fast and judgemental remarks flow of your lips be understanding.
Instead of munching on some candies eat a fruit or drink a glass of water.
When an inclination inside of you wants you do something that you know deep down isn't good for you then halt.
Stay motionless for a few seconds. The impulse will pass.
And you may more readily choose to do the action you believe is proper in this scenario.
Then appreciate that you did the correct thing, give yourself a pat on the back and see how fantastic it all feels. Continue to do this and you’ll aid yourself to establish a greater self-esteem.
13. Stay motionless for a minute, shut your eyes and simply enjoy the winter sun.
I did it today and it was fantastic.
This one may nevertheless work best if you have experienced a wet fall and a winter filled with dreary skies over the previous several months.