What does it take to be happy? The exact answer is different for everyone, but many people find that adopting “happiness-generating” habits is a good place to start. Happiness is not always something that just happens to you. It’s something you can create. Here’s how.
You can multiply your happiness by showing gratitude for all the things you’re already happy and grateful for.
Your family, your house, your job, your friends. Each morning, wake up and bring to mind everything you’re grateful for, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant. You’ll discover that you already have enough and that you already are enough, and that moment of realization is your day’s source of happiness!
Invest time and energy in those who matter
Happiness doesn’t exist in a vacuum. We’re social beings and we take great pleasure in socializing and engaging in activities that are challenging, new, or exciting.
Invest time and energy in your partner or spouse, your friends and family. Spending time with your loved ones is always a moment of happiness that make your stress and worries seem insignificant.
Take care of yourself
If you want to be happier, be sure to take good care of yourself. Exercise as many days of the week as possible and stick to a healthy diet, avoiding eating out and drinking too often. Meditate to relax, work out to vent your stress and build your strength, and nurture your body with wholesome foods.
Choose the positive and promising over the sad and catastrophic
Every day is a new day. This simple premise will give you a reason to smile every single morning. Repeat it to yourself throughout the day to remind you of all the possibilities and great things that could happen that day, and every day.
Keep things simple
Don’t over-consume, don’t over-think, don’t do things without a clear intention or end in sight.
Keeping things simple is a way to unburden your mind of unnecessary noise and make room for noble feelings: feeling of gratitude, happiness, joy and optimism.