Everyone wants to be happy.
But sometimes we are not willing to do what it takes to be happy or we simply have habits that prevents happiness from entering our lives.
Here are 96 ways from various wonderful personal development blogs on how to be happy, both at home and at work
I also highlight the strategy that I like the most.
Happiness Resource #1: 17 ways to be happier at work
Never obsess over things you cannot control.
While it’s often important to know about other things–like the economy, the markets that you sell to, the actions that others might take, your focus should remain on what you actually control, which is 1) your own thoughts and 2) your own actions.
Happiness Resource #2: 10 things to stop doing to be happier
- Blaming.People make mistakes. Employees don’t meet your expectations. Vendors don’t deliver on time.So you blame them for your problems.But you’re also to blame. Maybe you didn’t provide enough training. Maybe you didn’t build in enough of a buffer. Maybe you asked too much, too soon.Taking responsibility when things go wrong instead of blaming others isn’t masochistic, it’s empowering–because then you focus on doing things better or smarter next time.And when you get better or smarter, you also get happier.
Happiness Resource #3: 17 ways to create a relaxed workday
- Take breaks and stretch. While focusing on one task at a time is important, it’s also important to take breaks when you can. Get up, stretch, get a glass of water. Massage your shoulders, neck and head. It keeps you relaxed throughout the day.
Happiness Resource #4: 9 Daily habits that will make you happier
End each day with gratitude.
Just before you go to bed, write down at least one wonderful thing that happened. It might be something as small as a making a child laugh or something as huge as a million dollar deal. Whatever it is, be grateful for that day because it will never come again.
Happiness Resource #5: 10 simple sure fireways to make today your best day ever
- Get one important thing done. As I said in the previous point, do less but do more important things. When I say important, I mean things that will have a huge impact on your life (personally or career wise) over the long run. Not things that need to be done today or else. Here’s why: If you get something important done, something that will help you in the long run (even if it’s only a step towards a major accomplishment, it’s important), you will feel great! You’ll feel a sense of accomplishment. That makes any day a great day.
Happiness Resource #6: 12 things happy people do differently
- Avoid over-thinking and social comparison. – Comparing yourself to someone else can be poisonous. If we’re somehow ‘better’ than the person that we’re comparing ourselves to, it gives us an unhealthy sense of superiority. Our ego inflates – KABOOM – our inner Kanye West comes out! If we’re ‘worse’ than the person that we’re comparing ourselves to, we usually discredit the hard work that we’ve done and dismiss all the progress that we’ve made. What I’ve found is that the majority of the time this type of social comparison doesn’t stem from a healthy place. If you feel called to compare yourself to something, compare yourself to an earlier version of yourself.
Happiness Resource #7: 10 habits you must quit to be happy
- Quit procrastinating on your goals.Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it. Action and change are often resisted when they’re needed most. Get a hold of yourself and have discipline. Putting something off instantly makes it harder and scarier. What we don’t start today won’t be finished by tomorrow. And there’s nothing more stressful than the perpetual lingering of an unfinished task.The secret to getting ahead is simply getting started. Starting, all by itself, is usually sufficient to build enough momentum to keep the ball rolling. So forget about the finish line and just concentrate on taking your first step. Say to yourself, “I choose to start this task with a small, imperfect step.” All those small steps will add up and you’ll actually get to see changes fairly quickly.
Happiness Resource #8: 8 secrets of the happiest people on earth
Happy people take care of themselves
We can’t deny the mind-body-soul connection. Have you ever noticed when you decide to eat better, you are more motivated to exercise, or when you exercise, you are more inclined to think positively? You cannot take care of your mind without eventually wanting to take care of your body and soul, and you cannot take care of your body without eventually wanting to take care of your mind.
As long as a part of you is neglected, you will feel restless, like you should be doingsomething. The degree of restlessness will be directly related to how neglectful you have been. The only way out of this kind of restlessness is to take care of yourself and your environment.
Happiness Resource #9: 3 scientifically proven ways to boost your happiness
Commit acts of kindness.
Performing acts of kindness helps you to feel happier. And they don’t have to be big things; small kindnesses go a long way in increasing your happiness.
Happiness Resource #10: 8 daily activities that will make you happier
- Create something to look forward to.
When you have something to look forward to, you boost your happiness
Which happiness tip struck you the most and will implement immediately? Share them in the comments below