“All men seek happiness. This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end.”-Blaise Pascal
What is happiness anyway?
Is it just a feeling in your belly?
Why do all human beings, no exception, want to be happy?
Not every person wants chocolate.
Not every person wants children.
Not every person wants to skydive.
But, every person wants to be happy. It’s a common thread amongst us all. That’s over 7 billion people with the same goal!
Interesting, isn’t it?
We are all so different, but fundamentally the same.
I’ve concluded that we’ll never know why we all desire happiness, not in this lifetime anyway. But the bottom line is that we all do.
So, the next logical question is how can we be happier?
Well, I’ve devised a list of 30 simple tips that will help you hop on the happy wagon. Will all these tips appeal to everyone? Probably not. But, most will.
In fact, this list is more about reminding you, rather than teaching you, how to be happy.
Please note that these tips are in no particular order.
30 Tips to Happiness
- Smile (right now)
- Focus on the solution, not the problem
- Get a good night’s sleep
- Go for a walk
- Surround yourself with happy people
- Do a news fast
- Play with your kids (don’t just watch them)
- Single-task (don’t multi-task)
- Serve others
- Relax more
- Eat well
- Live in the present moment
- Listen to your favorite upbeat song
- Make love
- Dance like nobody is watching
- Take a deep breath
- Spend time with people you love
- Look at the stars
- Practice mindfulness
- Be kind
- Be Grateful
- Don’t compare
- Take a break
- Believe in something bigger than yourself
- Eat Chocolate (Dark is healthier)
- Go outdoors
- Laugh more
- Soak in the tub
I hope you like these tips! Please know that you don’t need to do all of them in one day. That would be next to impossible to accomplish!
But, you can choose to follow a couple of these tips today. And if you do, you’ll take a bounce towards a happier you!
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