How to Be Happy

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50 ways to get happy now!

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The pursuit of happiness. Ever find yourself saying, “I’ll be happen when…?”. If so, you may be setting yourself up for disappointment. Often times, we think there is an endgame to happiness. We tell ourselves once we attain a certain goal or reach a dream, we will be truly happy.

But, what if we could be happy in the smaller, simpler actions? What if we could be happy each day as we journey through life?

Here are 50 ways to enjoy life and be happy in the now.

1. Be yourself

2. Be spontaneous

3. Sleep 7-8 hours a night

4. Workout

5. Drink water

6. Meditate

7. Pray

8. Eat healthy

9. Learn a new skill

10. Pamper yourself

11. Practice gratitude

12. Have fun!

13. Enjoy a meaningful conversation

14. Do something you’ve always wanted to do

15. Check in with a friend

16. Let things slide off your shoulders

17. Declutter a room

18. Frame a photo

19. Read a book 

20. Say affirmations

21. Take a shower

22. Enjoy simple pleasures

23. Get outdoors

24. Dress up 

25. Dance

26. Play your favorite song

27. Sing

28. Go for a walk

29. Limit sweets and treats

30. Deep breaths

31. Release anger

32. Turn off your phone

33. Take your vitamins

34. Color

35. Write in a journal

36. Be still and enjoy your thoughts

37. Drink a hot cup of tea

38. Watch your children play

39. Hug someone

40. Cook a delicious meal

41. Stop complaining

42. Hang around positive people

43. Strive to be better

44. Smell pleasing scents

45. Smile

46. Say no to something you don’t want to do

47. Do a random act of kindness

48. Enjoy time for yourself, even if it’s just 60 seconds

49. Stretch

50. Watch a funny show

Did you smile reading that list? Good! Now, go for it! The possibilities are endless! Feel free to create your own list of things that make you happy. Remember, happiness isn’t found in the destination. It’s found in the journey.

>> Please share what makes you happy today and tag me on Facebook or Instagram. For more details about this article, email juliachang727@gmail.com. Julia Chang is a health and fitness coach, motivator, and Taekwondo master. She currently runs health and fitness challenges and motivation bootcamps.

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