Happiness is something we are all looking for. Everyone wants to be happy, yet happiness can sometimes be hard to find.
In my long search for happiness, I’ve come to learn that happiness is a choice that we get to make every day. Some may not agree with me but finding happiness truly is a choice because, on a spiritual level, happiness is always available to us.
But in order to make that choice…to choose happiness above all else, it takes a lot of consistent daily work. Work that will change your mindset, remove your limiting beliefs, bring you more peace, and lead you to a more positive and happy life.
Some of us choose not to do the work because we don’t know we have that option. Some of us choose to not do the work because it’s easier to stay in the pain. But because you, my friend, have found yourself on this blog post, you are not one of those people.
You are ready to find your happiness. You are ready to work towards it every day because you know it’s possible and I’m ready to share all my happiness tips with you. Like I’ve said before, I’ve been on my own journey to find happiness for a really long time. And I feel like I know a thing or two about this whole happiness thing. Let’s get started.
How To Find Happiness Within Yourself
We’ve already established that 1. Happiness is always available to us and 2. It takes daily consistent work to get there. So next I am going to share with you some of the life-changing daily habits I personally have adapted into my life to maintain my positivity and increase my happiness.
Remember that finding happiness is different for everyone and what has worked for me may not work for you. But as you begin your journey toward finding happiness from within, you should remain open to trying different things until you find what works for you.
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Be sure that whatever habits you choose you will be able to implement them consistently. Otherwise, they won’t become habits and they definitely won’t make a lasting life change for you.
After a few days or weeks of implementing these daily habits for happiness, you may find a big improvement in how you are feeling. Symptoms may include: radiant positivity, inspiring confidence, comforting peace, and joyful happiness (just a name a few.)
The Daily Habits
There’s been a big misconception that meditation is only for spiritual people likes monks and yoga fanatics. But meditation is for anyone and everyone who is willing to give it a try.
Your brain is consumed with racing thoughts all day long. Some thoughts are positive, but most thoughts are negative. If your mind is constantly filled with negative thoughts, your reality will reflect that. But a mind filled with loving and positive thoughts will bring the same in return.
If you want to change your thoughts from negative to positive, YOU SHOULD REALLY GET YOUR MEDITATION ON.
Meditation will teach you to quiet your mind and separate yourself from those negative thoughts that keep you from having more happiness in your life. Although meditation isn’t the easiest thing to do, with time and practice it gets much easier.
As you grow in your meditation practice, you will learn to witness your thoughts as they arise and then quickly release them before they can affect your day. Now doesn’t that sound nice?
Making meditation a daily habit for happiness can literally change your whole life. Not only will it increase your happiness but some of the other meditation benefits include:
- Stress reduction
- Improved sleep
- Increased focus
- Decreased anxiety
Another easy way to increase your daily happiness is to use positive affirmations every day!
What are affirmations you say? It’s simple. Positive Affirmations are just words you tell yourself, on repeat, about the way you would like to be.
“I AM” phrases or mantras such as, “I am loved” and “I am happy” are simple words you can say to yourself on a daily basis. As you recite these affirmations daily, they begin to sink into your subconscious brain rewiring your old limiting beliefs and thoughts. Then these affirmations slowly become your new truth.
I know that sounds crazy buts it’s real, it works, and it’s completely magical. Never underestimate the power of positive affirmations!
A few easy ways to make a habit out of positive affirmations:
- Recite them while driving using Youtube videos to guide you. Another idea is to recite them while you shower. Weird but it works, trust me!
- Write them on a post-it note and put them up EVERYWHERE. This How to Love Yourself Card Deck gives you 64 affirmations if you need some ideas or want to skip the Post-It Notes.
- Set affirmation reminders on your phone. Gabby Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie App is what I use!
Journaling is a great way to increase your happiness, as it can be very therapeutic to get all your thoughts and feelings out on paper. It can also help you relate differently to your not so good thoughts and feelings and thus take away their power over you.
There are many different ways to practice journaling. From prayer journaling to gratitude journaling to good old fashion journaling, the method you choose is up to you.
This journal is a cute place to start.
But if you’re feeling spicy you should totally go with this one! #ZenAF
Find what works best for you and make journaling a part of your daily habits for happiness routine.
5 minute manifesting
This daily habit is a surefire way to amp up your positive vibrations and improve your happiness. Manifesting is a process used to call anything you could dream of into your life. It is done so using the law of attraction.
The idea is that when you focus on something that you desire, you activate a vibration toward it, and then like a magnet, it starts to make its way to you. LIKE ATTRACTS LIKE.
Using this concept, it would be very beneficial for you to take 5 minutes out of your day, every day, and think about what it is that you desire.
There is a process to this and it involves more than just thinking about what you want. You gotta lean into the feeling as though you already have it. You can do this by tuning into the happiness that your desire would bring you.
So basically just sit down and DREAM BIG! Those big dreams will bring you many happy thoughts and you will be attracting those dreams right to you at the same time!
Don’t try to go at this alone, my dear. Listen to the experts and teachers that have gone before you. You can learn from the best and grow as a person by listening to podcasts, reading books or blogs, watching YouTube videos, or any other way you can expand your knowledge and improve your mindset.
Some life-changing books I recommend for you are:
You Are A Badass By Jen Sincero
I credit this book for the start of my finding happiness journey. It changed my life and I’ve read it four times!
Spirit Junkie By Gabby Bernstein
This one made me realize that I was the source of a lot of my own problems and got me on the path to healing.
Judgment Detox also by Gabby Bernstein
This one helped me process a lot of my childhood anger and showed me that my judgments were a reflection of my own insecurities.
Ask And It Is Given By Esther and Jerry Hicks
This one taught me how to follow my bliss and manifest anything I want in my life using the law of attraction.
Implementing and Accountability
If you truly want to know how to find happiness within yourself, you have to implement some accountability. Without the accountability factor, you will most likely plan to begin these habits for daily happiness and you might even stick to it for a few days.
But most likely, you will end up quitting your daily happiness routine and fall back into a negative mindset. DON’T LET THAT HAPPEN.
Making a lasting change takes practice and a routine that you do over and over until it becomes a habit. Then and only then will you see results.