11 Simple Ways to Make Yourself Happy Every Day - Deepstash

deepstash

Beta

Deepstash brings you key ideas from the most inspiring articles like this one:

Read more efficiently

Save what inspires you

Remember anything

11 Simple Ways to Make Yourself Happy Every Day

https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/11-simple-ways-to-make-yourself-happy-every-day.html

inc.com

11 Simple Ways to Make Yourself Happy Every Day
Want to be happier? Begin by being good to yourself. That may sound self-evident, but too many people skip this step and try to make themselves happy by chasing ever-higher goals, or holding themselves to ever-greater standards of perfection.

11

Key Ideas

Save all ideas

Commit to doing one nice thing

Commit to doing one nice thing

... for yourself every day.

Remind yourself on a daily basis to treat yourself with loving kindness. It motivates you to take better care of yourself and to go after your dreams.

218 SAVES

402 READS

VIEW

Listen to yourself

Listen to yourself

We often criticize ourselves in our own heads and that damages our confidence.

Refrain from talking to yourself in negative terms. Know that you're good enough.

199 SAVES

319 READS

Forgive yourself

Forgive yourself

Most of us have been getting angry at ourselves for trying so hard to be perfect and then we beat ourselves up when we fail. 

Accept that you're stuck inside your own imperfect skin. 

213 SAVES

320 READS

Accept yourself

Accept yourself
  • Accept the body that you have today. Try to be the best person you can be in the body that you have, and that's as much as you can do.
  • Accept your income and success level as they are. Less stress with less income can be your answer to be happier.

211 SAVES

291 READS

Avoid toxic people

Avoid toxic people

Avoid tying yourself to clients, business partners, investors, or employees who make you unhappy. 

There's no reason to put up with people saying or doing things that constantly break you down.

216 SAVES

322 READS

Prioritize your health

Prioritize your health

Take care of your health. Exercise, take supplements, cut out sugar, but don't beat yourself up if you have a treat on occasion.

197 SAVES

277 READS

Stop skipping meals

Stop skipping meals

Letting your blood sugar sink sends stress signals to your brain. 

If you really can't stop and grab a meal, make sure you have healthy snacks at your desk.

182 SAVES

235 READS

Breathe

Breathe

Simple breathing exercises can calm you down and not let stress get to you or make you sick.

191 SAVES

253 READS

Give yourself a welcoming space

Give yourself a welcoming space

Make the effort to create a pleasant space to make you smile. Declutter and order your environment the way you like it.

175 SAVES

243 READS

Get some sunlight

Get some sunlight

Working in dark spaces is very unhealthy. Try to change your environment to gain access to natural light, or invest in full-spectrum light bulbs. 

Above all, make sure to get outside for a walk as often as you can.

186 SAVES

222 READS

Buy premium products

Buy premium products

Consider buying better quality products for yourself instead of only buying them for others.

Every time you use them, you're reinforcing to yourself that you're worth more.

177 SAVES

259 READS

SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:

Happy people are generous

Happy people are generous
  • They give freely.
  • They spend money on experiences.
  • They spend money to benefit others.
  • They forgive (themselves and others). 

The conscious attitude of happy people

  • They don’t compare themselves to others.
  • They practice gratitude.
  • They are hopeful and optimistic.
  • They practice mindfulness.
  • They comfort themselves in hard times.
  • They don’t overthink.
  • They remember the positive.
  • They try to be happy.
  • They act happy.

Having Things to Look Forward To

Happy people tend to live active and somewhat busy lives. They meet up with friends after work, go on a hiking trip with the family on the weekend, and play tennis every Wednesday morning with a friend. 

This busy lifestyle provides an unintended but powerful source of happiness: anticipation.

7 more ideas

Motivation

Motivation

Motivation is not a switch. Motivation is a flow. 

If you can create a self sustaining motivation engine, you’ll not only be able to find more meaning and purpose in your life, bu...

Motivation Engine in 3 parts

  1. Core. Your purpose. It is sustained by two things: Having Meaning, and Forward Movement.
  2. Support. What enables your goals. They can magnify the motivation core you have, or speed up the momentum that you build.
  3. Surface. Any type of external recognition that might give you motivation.

Donate When You Buy

When you order from Amazon, use “smile.amazon.com.” 

You choose the charity, and they donate a portion of your eligible orders at no cost to you. 

Support Your Friends’ Businesses

“Like,” “Share,” or comment on your friend’s business content.

It’s easy, free, and strengthens your friendship, and their business.

Box Up Leftovers

Instead of taking leftovers home to have them spoil, consider giving it to someone in need.