Hi friend!

As you may or may not know, I’m a really happy person most of the time. (I really don’t know why exactly, I just am.) Because of that, I’ve decided to share 10 habits that I’ve worked to form over the years to live a happier and more fulfilled life!

1. Optimism

Forming a habit of looking on the bright side of things is so beneficial. I’ve had a lot of crappy stuff happen in my life. But, no matter how bad stuff got, it always got better. Even if it took months or years, it still got better.

2. Gratitude

‘Start every day with an attitude of gratitude’

is a saying I’ve heard a lot, but it’s so true. It’s hard to be sad and angry when your showing gratitude. Look for the little things to be grateful for. The things you wouldn’t normally think about and probably take for granted.

Yesterday, I was watching this video from Molly Burke, a blind YouTuber. The video was ‘10 Things that Amaze Me About Sight‘ and it was eye-opening. I never realized how many little things I can see every day that I take for granted.

3. Humility

Humility is thinking of yourself less, not thinking less of yourself.

When you live your life to help others you will be happier. When you give without expectations the joy will overflow into your life. No one will disappoint you.

4. Smile More

Okay, I had to put this basic one in here, but it’s so true. When you make a conscious effort to smile more, it makes you happier. I don’t know exactly why this is but lots of studies have been conducted that prove this.

If you don’t believe me, here are a couple of articles that discuss this topic further. I’m finding this topic fascinating and really want to research it more now.

Can Smiling Make Us Happy? – Psychology Today

Smile! It Could Make You Happier – Scientific American

5. Patience

When you learn to control your emotional response to a situation, you’ll be happier. Because you’re not upsetting yourself and someone else and you feel more confident when you use your words wisely.

6. Kindness

‘Throw kindness around like confetti, that stuff is free and helps everyone.’

Seriously, when you show kindness to people in your life you help them to be happier and making other people happier usually makes you happier so it’s a win/win situation!

7. Fearlessness

I’ve learned that when I face my fears I’m happier in the end. Even if it doesn’t work out the way I wanted it to. Just getting out there and trying something new improves my mood a lot.

8. Accept Life as it is

When you stop daydreaming about what your life could be like and instead start to be content with where you are, you become happier.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with working to get out of your comfort zone and improve yourself and your life condition if you want to. But, while you’re doing that, you must have some level of contentment with your current situation and you’ll be happier.

9. Evaluate Your Environment

I’ve heard it said that you are a product of the 5 people you spend the most time with (or maybe it was 3 people?)

If you’re constantly around people who are negative and drag you down, you’re not going to be happy. Maybe try to spend more time with optimistic, happy people.

Moods are contagious, make yours worth catching.

10. Make Someone Else Smile Every Day

Because, when you make other people happy, it makes you happy.

 

Which habit are you going to start implementing in your life? Do you do any of these habits already? Do they help you to be happier?

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Soli Deo Gloria,

Heather

4 Replies to “10 Habits to form for a Happier Life”

  1. These habits are so on point! It is a lot of work to build these habits, but I’ve been trying and my life has definitely been happier for it :). Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much! Yay! I’m so happy to hear that you’ve been working on implementing these habits! Yes, they are hard to practice, but they are so worth it in the end!

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