100 ways to experience more joy and happiness

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We all feel down sometimes and it is not always possible to be happy and joyful all day. That’s okay. I do believe that life is more enjoyable when we’re happy. Here are some ways to experience more joy and happiness in life:

    1. Smile (when you’re waking up)
    2. Listen (carefully)
    3. Read poetry aloud (this is one of my favorites)
    4. Sing
    5. Support a good cause (see mine in the about me section)
    6. Do what you’ve promised to do
    7. Work in a garden
    8. Smile again
    9. Watch this funny movie
    10. Give without expecting a reward
    11. Do sports (and stretch)
    12. Leave a note for someone you love or care about
    13. Surround yourself with people who support you, who are happy, who inspire you and who are positive
    14. Call an old time friend to whom you haven´t spoken to for a while
    15. Pet an animal
    16. Stand with your feet in the ocean
    17. Write down 3 things for which you are grateful
    18. Walk bare feet on grass
    19. Pay it forward (caffè Sospeso)
    20. Know that you’re loved
    21. Listen to this song (or any of your favorite songs that makes you happy)
    22. Chant a love song
    23. Offer someone a hug instead of asking them how they are doing
    24. Meet friends and ask if they’ve had an interesting exciting or thrilling experience lately
    25. Watch & observe life, your surroundings and people
    26. Meditate (or contemplate)
    27. Accept others as they are
    28. Have your own space
    29. Love yourself
    30. Offer help
    31. Enjoy your body (it’s the greatest instrument you have)
    32. Give (a stranger) a present
    33. Choose
    34. Do something good for others
    35. Set goals
    36. Have a positive attitude
    37. Watch this inspirational movie
    38. Take a day off for yourself (ME day!)
    39. Let go
    40. Show compassion
    41. Take action
    42. Write down your dreams
    43. Do what you love
    44. Practice kindness
    45. Take power naps
    46. Wish street workers a good meal at lunchtime
    47. Make music
    48. Clean yourself up (take a bath)
    49. Encourage others
    50. Be and stay curious
    51. Create
    52. Smile again
    53. Dance (the funky chicken)
    54. Make a plan (and stick to it)
    55. Have a purpose in life
    56. Imagine that at some point you went through the same situation as someone else
    57. Express what you want, feel and dream
    58. Be calm
    59. Clean, rearrange and throw out things which doesn’t make you happy anymore
    60. Learn new skills
    61. Be Authentic
    62. Go offline
    63. Wave and smile at a stranger
    64. Say ‘I am sorry’
    65. Appreciate the little things. Truly say ‘Thank you’
    66. Accept an ‘off-day’ and low moments. Don’t fight it and don’t plan difficult tasks at these times
    67. Be honest and sincere
    68. Remember compliments you receive
    69. Give from the heart
    70. Buy flowers (for yourself or someone else)
    71. Laugh (aloud)
    72. Respect others and their property
    73. Travel and get to know new people
    74. Be in the here and now (don’t worry about the past or the future)
    75. Go to a museum and watch only one piece of art
    76. Keep old love letters (and reread them occasionally)
    77. Eat, sleep and drink well
    78. Congratulate others with their achievements and successes (acknowledge them)
    79. Trust your self empowerment, you can do it! (Whatever comes on your path, you have the creative abilities to deal with it)
    80. Trust your gut feeling (intuition)
    81. Use positive affirmations (to consciously strengthen a positive idea by repeating it often to yourself)
    82. Share
    83. Breathe
    84. Think before you speak
    85. Keep a journal
    86. Be content (be happy with what you have)
    87. Remember the good times
    88. Spread happiness
    89. Communicate openly
    90. Be aware of your successes and celebrate them
    91. Forgive
    92. Read books
    93. Write
    94. Watch this video
    95. Do something scary and outside of your comfort zone
    96. Again, smile
    97. Ask for help (dare to)
    98. Expect something good & exciting to happen today
    99. Give yourself a wrapped present
    100. Help me to complete this list. I know we can get up to 200 ways and more!

So, what do you do to experience more joy and happiness? What are your techniques, tricks or habits? Let me know in the comment box below!

I am sure there are some ways in this list that can help you. Some are straightforward and some require more work. The trick is to do it consciously. Make sure you
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