8 Daily Happiness Rituals

"Happiness is the joy we feel while striving for our potential."
- Ancient Greeks

You naturally have a baseline of happiness, but you can move the meter fairly far on your own. Try any of these happiness boosters below. Create a routine or ritual around them and see if you can establish some new happiness rituals.

    1. Smile and say hello to as many people in a day as you can.

    2. Each morning, write down 3 new things for which you are grateful.

    3. Write in detail one meaningful experience you’ve had in the last 24 hours.

    4. Write a handwritten note or email every morning praising or thanking someone.

    5. Do 15 minutes of fun cardio + 15 minutes of meditation, silent or led.

    6. Choose something you’re looking forward to and write every detail about it.

    7. Visualize what you’re looking forward to. Your brain can’t tell the difference between your visions and reality.

    8. Random acts of kindness are happiness multipliers. You have so much power to share happiness. Do it.

Happy girl smiling at sunset

Remember this 

    • The brain will always process negativity and noise before finding meaning. To stay centered and present, keep negative thoughts and noise to a minimum.

    • Worry is literally just noise in the brain.

    • Don’t think about whether you’re looking at life half full or half empty. There is always a pitcher of water that you can easily choose to refill.

    • Practice opposite patterning. For example, if you’re worried something will be bad, repeat the mantra “All will be well."

    • Decrease hypotheticals and avoid quantifying or validating your unhappiness.

    You have the ability to be happy. And doing a few simple things won't take much more effort out of your day. But the returns are immense. You have so much power to share happiness, so try it!