3 Ways To Add Happiness To Life

3 Ways To Add Happiness To  Life

Happiness involves the daily acts of choices you make in life and how you view life’s situation.  You see, happiness is a choice.  It took me a while to really grasp this but I am so glad that I did.  It is not a destination or an end result.  Even though I am a work in progress, I now understand that happiness derives from the choices that I choose to make daily and how I choose to view what is going on.  I pick my happiness.  I do not have to wait on it.  I can find some happiness in everyday.

The other day as I was looking out the window at the sun shining and enjoying a cup of coffee, I got a glimpse of the quote above sitting on my desk and I was so grateful for realizing the happiness in my life.  So I began to think about what I participate in that gives me happiness or what helps me allow room or space to be happy, receive happiness, and embrace happiness. I began to think of what I participate in that allows room in my mind and life for happiness.  I believe that we have to be open to receiving happiness.  I believe that we have to believe that we deserve happiness.

Related reading: The Importance of Adding Gratitude to Your Day

I thought about the 3 things listed below

1. Being Grateful

Taking inventory of the good things in life is always needed.  It can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking of all of the wrong that is going on but this just destroys the chance of having happiness in your life.  By taking inventory of the good things or moments, the mind gets to relax and it sends positive energy throughout the body that can be beneficial physically also.  Positive energy makes it easier to find happiness.

2.  Being content.  

Life moves so fast until the idea of contentment can become lost.  There is nothing wrong with making goals or working on completing them but don’t forget to enjoy the moment of life where you are at now.  I used to not enjoy some moments in life because I was not where I wanted to be in life yet.  I was waiting until a certain thing or event happen to be happy.  I was not content with life and missed enjoying beautiful moments that were happening at that present time.  I didn’t enjoy the progression.  After each accomplishment, I always had the next accomplishment to tackle in my mind.  In life’s journey, there may be stormy days but not always because the sun always come out.  Take time to enjoy the sun.

 Another part of contentment can involve comparison.  Stay focus on your journey not anyone’s else.  Your journey was design just for you.  Trust that everything is happening when it should.  It can be easy to fall into the trap of comparison but this just destroys the chance of having happiness in your life.  No two journeys of life are the same.  You don’t want to miss your progression looking at someone’s else journey.

3.  Being Alone 

Don’t give all of yourself to others.  Leave some time to be alone.  By having some alone time, you give yourself room to provide some self care.   Self care is just as important as caring for others.  I know this can sometimes be difficult but it is so necessary.  By eliminating self care, the chance of having happiness in your life is very slim.  Take some alone time for yourself.  Enjoy the moments of doing nothing.  Let your mind and body take a break.  The rejuvenation that comes with having some alone time is great.  It makes it easier to be open to happiness.

Related reading: How I Create a Self Care Kit

Have you noticed how you can help the same person over and over again but he or she does not change or improve.  The change will not come until he or she is ready.  I think this can be applied to happiness.  You have to be open to the idea that you can be happy and that you deserve to be happy.  This is when you will begin to find happiness daily in your life.

By participating in all three above:

It allows room for happiness to come in.   It allows  you to be open to happiness.  It reduces the chances of negativity in your life. 

I really don’t think that there is a big ole magic trick or some secret that only a select few in life have access to add or find happiness.  It is simply the daily acts of the choices we make in life and how we choose to view life’s situation.  We decide what our happiness will be.  We have a choice.

What behaviors do you participate in that help bring happiness in your life?

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72 thoughts on “3 Ways To Add Happiness To Life

    1. I can definitely relate. It has been a struggle with that one or lack of it. Acknowledging the power of contentment has been helpful.

  1. Happiness truly is a choice and one I need to make more often. I read or heard someone say that if you can’t be grateful and unhappy at the same time. I have found this to be true, and still struggle with keeping my thoughts focused on the blessings instead of the lack. I’m a work in progress and your posts always remind me to stop and take stock of what truly matters. Great post!

  2. This is a great post! It is so important to be happy and find ways of being happy, even if your circumstances are not ideal- Being content is key with that I think. I think being alone and ‘understanding your worth’ also contribute to happiness as you cannot rely on other people to make you feel better within yourself… xx


    1. Great points! I am glad that you mentioned about not relying on others to make you feel better within yourself. I think people do not realize how much control they give up when they rely on others for this.

  3. Definitely agree with you on all points! And many of the other points made here in the comments! I think Self Care is definitely the toughest one for me but I feel so refreshed when I take time for myself!

  4. This is very smart and true. I also strongly believe that we choose to be happy. It helps if you can see the glass half full.

  5. Definitely being content, but in today’s world everyone is trying to play catch-up with the Joneses and don’t realise that what they have in the present is enough!

  6. Love this!!!! Being Alone is not something I get often as a stay at home mom with a 1 year old but my husband has taken her out a few times recently to give me a few hours in the house alone (well except for my doggie).

  7. This is great advice. I struggle with being content and being alone. Since I rarely get to be alone, I think I don’t know what to do with myself once I am. 🙂

  8. There’s nothing like a peace of mind, an understanding of who you are and looking through the windshield of your own life because you’re in the driver seat.

  9. Great points! The being alone is always so difficult for me. I love alone time but it’s difficult for me to put that time aside for myself – it never seems to have equal importance to whatever else needs to be done until I’m desperate for it. It’s something I strive for but it’s always a struggle. You’re entirely right though, you need all three components to achieve happiness and inner peace. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much! I like how you mentioned that we strive for it but at the same time do not see as being important. It’s like our body tells us that we need it but our mind is telling us that we can do without

  10. The being alone one is hard for me. I LOVE being alone and need that time to sort of reboot, but with two small children, it doesn’t happen often. Good to remember it’s for me AND for the people I love 🙂

  11. Good reminders 🙂 I find what really helps me is digging in the garden. It quiets my mind and helps me get to gratitude and contentment – I have a hard time cutting through the noise in my mind sometimes 🙂

    1. I love the idea of gardening! My grandmother used to always be in her garden. She said it was peaceful. Thank you for this reminder of her 🙂

  12. This was a great post! Most times all we can seem to focus on is the negative, but if we just take time to think on all of the good in our lives, things would seem so much better! Very inspiring!

  13. Yes, yes, yes! Especially to #2. Being content is SO huge. I am constantly being reminded that just because someone else is being blessed doesn’t mean that I can’t be blessed too. God is big enough for all of us. No use worrying about what someone else has- I need to enjoy what I’ve been given.

  14. This would be such a fabulous add to the #CandidCuddles linky party – I love this and have to share ; ) Time alone was not what I was expecting but it is true – and in fact I’ve been doing that more since mine are not babes anymore. I have to remind myself all the time about gratitude and being content – those muscles are getting a workout.

  15. Happiness really is in our control, even when life is tough on us! Being content is such a great tip for adding happiness to life! You always have such inspirational posts! Thanks so much for joining the Link-It To Me Link Party, I hope you will party with us again next week!

  16. Thanks for sharing this at Bloggers Brags. I’m pinning, and you’ll be my feature on Monday. Be sure to stop by Sparkles of Sunshine to check it out!

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