Making Happiness a Habit

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I love a good dose of happiness, who doesn’t? So I thought I would do a little post for you guys getting back to my mindfulness roots with a few of my top tips to create little habits that will bring you more happiness in everyday life, I call them the happiness habits!

Speak the Lingo

I am SO guilty of this! Using passive words, like ‘I wish‘ or ‘I should‘ or ‘I might‘, passive words! Use active words, next time you find yourself saying ‘I should do this‘ turn it into ‘I will do this‘. I used to always say ‘I wish I was a big fashion blogger like We Wore What, I love her appartment and her wardrobe looks amazing’ now I say ‘I can’t wait till I’m as successful as her and have a wardrobe like that!’ some people see it as arrogance, I see it as determination!!

Don’t be a yes man

I am 100% not guilty of this! I used to be before I learnt not to be. There is a huge sense of freedom to saying no when you don’t want to do something. Why should you say yes just because you’re free? If you don’t want to do something then don’t.

Laugh Your Way To Happiness

I’m reading a book called Laugh your way to happiness at the minute and the science behind laughter is pretty incredible! It’s the same with smiling, with laughing you can fake it and still reap the benefits. Forcing yourself to smile will still instantly lift your mood as will faking a laugh! Forcing yourself to laugh also makes spontaneous laughter come more easily!

Spread Kindness

A small act of kindness can make a huge impact on someone else’s day and let’s be honest, it makes you feel pretty damn good about yourself too! Now I’m not saying you should only do these things to make yourself feel good but . . well why not if it’s helping someone else out as well? Even just letting someone go before you in the queue or carrying someones suitcase up a set of stairs, every little helps! I once gave an old lady that had hurt her ankle a lift back to her car when I saw her limping up the road, I buzzed off that good deed for a good week or so!

Listen

I’m the worst for this one, I can’t focus on what someone’s saying for more than 5 minutes before I’m thinking about what I’ve got to do later on. 10 minutes later I’ll tune back in and think, shit.. just nod and smile. It’s almost like another good deed really because lets face it, you can tell the difference when someones actually listening to you and when someone does it gives you a true sense of worth. Showing genuine interest in someone and what they’re saying doesn’t take any extra time than day dreaming about what you’re going to eat for tea but it does make a difference to the speaker!

Let me know if you have any happiness habits!! I love things like this and am always looking for new ways to bring happiness to everyday life because . . why not?

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21 Comments

  1. Robyn Taylor
    13th January 2016 / 2:38 pm

    Love me some mindfulness – fab post sweetie! I find I feel the best when I do things for other people, like what you said about helping someone by giving them a lift, it just makes you feel like you’ve achieved something!

    Robyn

  2. Caroline
    13th January 2016 / 4:41 pm

    All so very true.. but I’m sure most of us could make more time to do.
    I love doing things for other people, but as you said, it’s ok to say no sometimes.
    Don’t smile too much though, or all the time, as that could look a little weird.. And don;t just laugh, as if faked badly, it could come across as sarcastic. Haha!

    Caroline.x

    • 17th January 2016 / 12:31 pm

      Definitely! Even just pulling out a chair for someone or putting your change in a charity box! small things! start small!

  3. Jenn McClure
    13th January 2016 / 7:37 pm

    This is a great post. I need to work on everything here!
    Thanks for sharing

    Love, Jenn

    • 17th January 2016 / 12:30 pm

      Glad it was helpful hun!! Make sure you let me know how you get on!

  4. 13th January 2016 / 7:39 pm

    Love this post!! Especially the point about saying no, that is definitely something I am learning to do more! And yep, you will be a super successful fashion blogger with an amazing wardrobe, I completely believe in that bit!

    Shot From The Street

    • 17th January 2016 / 12:30 pm

      And you lovely!! Thanks! I believe in me too!!! I know saying no is so nice sometimes!! Such a sense of freedom!

  5. Shannon
    13th January 2016 / 9:10 pm

    love this post. I’m all about positive thinking! did my first meditation class today, you should try it if you haven’t already.

    • 17th January 2016 / 12:29 pm

      I’ve not done actual classes but I have done a few apps! I found it really hard to just sit still though!!!

    • 17th January 2016 / 12:28 pm

      Its great! Love the book – I’m nearly finished now!

  6. Ella Bowers
    13th January 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Awesome post! What’s the author of the book you mentioned?x

    • 17th January 2016 / 12:29 pm

      Its Lesley Lyle hun!

    • 17th January 2016 / 12:28 pm

      Thanks lovely!! Glad you liked it!

  7. 14th January 2016 / 9:20 pm

    This was such a lovely positive post to read girl!!!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.com xx

    • 17th January 2016 / 12:26 pm

      Ah thanks so much hun! Glad you liked it! I used to do a lot of these posts but never found they were popular – this one really was so maybe I just need to work on my wording and titles!!

  8. MoreMindfulYou
    17th January 2016 / 7:19 pm

    Just found your blog and I love it! 🙂

  9. 18th January 2016 / 10:15 pm

    Just found your blog and love the positivity from it. Sometimes it takes no time at all to be a little mindful and really make someone’s day including your own. xx

  10. 23rd January 2016 / 6:18 pm

    Being kind is an instant happiness booster, and so is smiling/laughter. It’s amazing how laughter can just completely change your mood around! Suitcase
    and Sandals Blog
    XX

    • 26th January 2016 / 9:28 pm

      Yes kindness I think is the one that works the best!

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