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How to Be Happy: 20 Daily Habits to Help You Find Lasting Happiness

Morgan Casavant
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We all want to know how to be happy. We Google search it, ask friends and family, and will try just about anything to feel like we’re living the best, happiest life we can live. Good news! You have all the power to create your own happiness.

By embracing small, positive habits every day, you can flip the script on your inner Negative Nancy. Try these tips whenever you want a little more happy in your life!
 
 

Learn How to Be Happy With These 20 Tips:

1. Step outside and take deep breaths of fresh air

2. Meditate
 
3. Sing in the shower

 
4. Pet a dog (or a cat . . . you get the point!)
 
5. Get plenty of sleep

 
6. Don’t sweat the small stuff
 
7. Smile, and pretend you’re happy (a.k.a. Fake it ‘til you make it!)

 
8. Dance like nobody’s watching

 
9. Acknowledge negativity and let that sh*t go
 
10. Exercise your “no” muscle when it serves you

 
11. Call your mom, your dad, your best friend, or your significant other
 
12. Say “thank you”

 
13. Volunteer for something that ignites your passion
 
14. Chase every dream that makes your soul sing
 
15. Take time for yourself (even if it’s a minute per day!)

 
16. Keep a gratitude journal
 
17. Put on your favorite song
 
18. Look up pictures of baby animals

 
19. Practice random acts of kindness
 
20. Maintain a solid yoga practice – no excuses!
 

Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

You really do have all the power over your life – from the ability to choose happiness to the ability to manifest your wildest dreams. And remember: even the smallest things count! You don’t have to make some huge gesture to change your life . . . more often than not, your power is in the minute day-to-day habits.
 
What are some of your favorite ways to ditch the negativity and get happy?
 

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Morgan Casavant

Morgan is a yoga instructor and graphic designer committed to inspiring compassion, balance and centeredness - on and off the mat. She's also an editor at YogiApproved.

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