Do you want to feel happy — or even happier — on a daily basis?
The simple solution is dipping into these 101 quick, easy and free ways to make you feel happy right now. They’ll help you get the big picture on how you can actively seek happiness and start to feel happier every day.
Once you’ve got started you can add more ideas of your own to make sure you get your daily dose of happiness. Life’s too short to be miserable and there are infinite ways to feel happy, it’s just a case of finding out what makes you feel instantly happy and taking a moment to enjoy those things every day.
I’ve read enough self-help and personal development books to fill a couple of tea chests, and I’ve traveled all over the world in search of happiness and fulfillment so you don’t have to.
In the long term living a life which is in tune with your values, doing work you’re passionate about and surrounding yourself with inspiring people will help increase your happiness.
But in the short term it’s about doing small things to please yourself, choosing activities that raise your happiness levels slowly but surely then keeping them there by repeating the process regularly.
Here’s the most important stuff you need to do to live in the moment and feel happier every day in one quick list:
Connect with nature.
Surround yourself with positive people in person or online.
Do something you’ve always enjoyed.
Do something you’ve never done before but have always wanted to try.
Learn something new.
Smell something that makes you happy: a mandarin, your lover’s perfume, chocolate, you decide.
Reward yourself for your good habits.
Eat something that makes you happy, but not too much if it’s fattening.
Spend time with a good friend.
Touch something that makes you happy: a cat, velvet, the bark of a tree? Take time to notice.