50 Ways To Be a Happier Person

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”

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What better feeling is there than spending time with family? Recently I was fortunate enough to spend a week with mine, but unfortunately my grandpa is not doing very well, which is hard blow for any family to endure.

Tragedies like losing a loved one makes people think about the “coulda, woulda, shouldas” of life. It’s heartbreaking that only when death lingers do you begin to realize what is truly important.

During my visit I stumbled across the article, “50 Ways To Be Happier,” on the website Essential Life Skills. It seems so easy, yet when you look around on a daily basis simple, uncomplicated happiness has become more and more of a limited commodity.

Here are X ways to bring more happiness into your life and the lives of others:

  1. Learn another language
  2. Laugh
  3. Buy flowers for a friend
  4. Keep a journal
  5. Tell loved ones how you feel
  6. Think positive thoughts
  7. Have a girls (or boys) night
  8. Do random acts of kindness for strangers
  9. Watch less TV
  10. Don’t settle for less than you deserve
  11. Learn something new every day
  12. Make a snow angel
  13. Give someone a hug
  14. Cook a homemade meal
  15. Smile
  16. See the best in everything
  17. Accept that everyone has their own life path
  18. Take a deep breath
  19. Know life won’t give you more than you can handle
  20. Take a walk
  21. Learn to forgive
  22. Exercise
  23. See every day as a new beginning
  24. Have a pet
  25. Travel
  26. Say “Thank you”
  27. Volunteer
  28. Go skinny dipping
  29. Love unconditionally
  30. Learn to love yourself
  31. Be grateful
  32. Indulge yourself
  33. Wake up to the smell of coffee
  34. Sit and enjoy the ocean
  35. Send a “Thank You” note
  36. Call a loved one, just because
  37. Learn a new joke
  38. Watch the sunset
  39. Love your family
  40. Listen to music & enjoy a glass of wine
  41. Don’t forget about the little things
  42. Take a hike
  43. Find a new hobby
  44. Try something new
  45. Go for a run
  46. Try a new recipe
  47. Appreciate nice socks (cc: @erob1)
  48. Eat See’s candy
  49. Learn a new word
  50. Pay it forward
How do you bring happiness in your life on a day-to-day basis?

~Miss Soucie


Lover of all things travel, food, fitness and cocktails. Currently the Community Director at Ampsy, supporter of the #yesphx community and always on the lookout for the next adventure.