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30 Habits for a Happier Life

Are you tired of your unhealthy habits that are holding you back? Looking to live a happier life but unsure about where to start? I’ve picked out the best happiness habits for you that are straight-forward and actionable. Before starting my personal growth journey, I wasn’t organised, didn’t really have a vision for my life, had no morning routine whatsoever and didn’t know much about healthy habits either.

If you want to improve your life, implementing positive habits is an amazing way to start and you will experience more happiness over time. We really are the culmination of our habits – what we do on a daily basis matters and I think that it’s also a reflection of the quality of our lives.

Gamify Your Habits

Once you implement new habits and follow through, you will realize how amazing and literally life-changing this kind of self-improvement can be – plus, it’s so much fun because yepp, habit-building can also be gamified! I like to gamify my habits by using a habit-tracker in my journal (see below). Being able to draw out the squares somehow is super rewarding and motivating for me.

It gives you this awesome feeling of knowing that you are in the driver’s seat and actually take concrete action steps towards your dream life on a daily basis.You can invent your own method or simply copy the habit-tracker that I use in my journal (see photo).

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I’m super excited about this post and picked 30 happiness habits for you that worked best for me and that can benefit you as well.

Now let’s get started with the actual list. Psst..I included some links to resources and videos I personally like to use. So, if you don’t know where to start (e.g with meditation), there are videos you can use. Since it’s waaaay too much to remember all these habits, you can find a printable checklist at the end of the post.

So here is some inspiration! Let’s create habits for happiness and a better life!

30 HAPPINESS HABITS FOR A BETTER LIFE:

1. Wake up early




2. Make your bed




3. Meditate daily




4. Practice gratitude




5. Write down daily affirmations




6. Plan your day




7. Drink at least 2 litres of water




8. Cook your own meals

Vegetables on a table; cooking



9. Eat at least 7 servings of fruits and veggies




10. Exercise for at least 15 minutes a day




11. Smile at yourself in the mirror




12. Declutter your home




13. Take cold showers




14. Do the things you have been putting off




15. Take walks in nature


16. Read at least 30 pages per day




17. Make your home cozy




18. Floss your teeth




19. Do random acts of kindness




20. Spend time with loved ones




21. Visualise your dream life




22. Spend time alone and reflect




23. Listen to inspiring podcasts

Listening to podcast and drinking coffee


24. Track your sleep




25. Do one thing that scares you everyday




26. Keep your phone outside the bedroom




27. Keep track of your spending




28. Start journaling

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29. Meal prep on Sundays




30. Track your habits



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FINAL NOTE:

When it comes to implementing habits, please don’t beat yourself up when you fall off track. Although I listed 30 habits, I do not recommend adding too many habits at once. I think it’s best to start with three habits and when you feel comfortable, you can still add more. As you can see my habit tracker, I also fell off track with my habits in the last week of May when I was on holiday in Norway. The habits I included on the list can serve as an inspiration for you and if you have a certain hobby or a skill that you want to learn (in my case yoga and calligraphy), make sure to add them as well.
It’s all about doing what feels good for YOU.

Sending you all my love and until next time,

Jenny



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2 Comments

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    Jess | Self Love Circle
    April 25, 2020 at 9:15 am

    I love these habits! Especially doing random acts of kindness. Smiling at a stranger or sending a surprise gift to a friend always makes me feel happier. Thank you for this post!

    • JenniferLion
      April 25, 2020 at 3:55 pm

      Thank you so much Jess! I’m glad they resonated with you x Doing random acts of kindness is also one of my favorites.

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