Wellness Wednesday: Five Daily Habits That Will Increase Your Happiness by Tammi Solis

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Five Daily Habits That Will Increase Your Happiness by Tammi Solis

You are ready to find your happiness. You are ready to work towards it every day because you know it’s possible and I’m ready to share all my happiness tips with you. Like I’ve said before, I’ve been on my own journey to find happiness for a really long time. And I feel like I know a thing or two about this whole happiness thing. Let’s get started with five daily habits that will increase your happiness.

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Happiness is something we are all looking for.

Five Daily Habits That Will Increase Your Happiness

Everyone wants to be happy, yet happiness can sometimes be hard to find. In my long search for happiness, I’ve come to learn that happiness is a choice that we get to make every day. Some may not agree with me but finding happiness truly is a choice because, on a spiritual level, happiness is always available to us.

But in order to make that choice…to choose happiness above all else, it takes a lot of consistent daily work. Work that will change your mindset, remove your limiting beliefs, bring you more peace, and lead you to a more positive and happy life.

Some of us choose not to do the work because we don’t know we have that option. Some of us choose to not do the work because it’s easier to stay in the pain. But because you, my friend, have found yourself on this blog post, you are not one of those people.

How To Find Happiness Within Yourself

We’ve already established that 1. Happiness is always available to us and 2. It takes daily consistent work to get there. So next I am going to share with you some of the life-changing daily habits I personally have adapted into my life to maintain my positivity and increase my happiness.

Remember that finding happiness is different for everyone and what has worked for me may not work for you. But as you begin your journey toward finding happiness from within, you should remain open to trying different things until you find what works for you.

Be sure that whatever habits you choose you will be able to implement them consistently. Otherwise, they won’t become habits and they definitely won’t make a lasting life change for you.

After a few days or weeks of implementing these daily habits for happiness, you may find a big improvement in how you are feeling. Symptoms may include: radiant positivity, inspiring confidence, comforting peace, and joyful happiness (just a name a few.)

The Daily Habits

FIVE DAILY HABITS THAT WILL INCREASE YOUR HAPPINESS BY TAMMI SOLIS

1. Meditation

There’s been a big misconception that meditation is only for spiritual people likes monks and yoga fanatics. But meditation is for anyone and everyone who is willing to give it a try.

Your brain is consumed with racing thoughts all day long. Some thoughts are positive, but most thoughts are negative. If your mind is constantly filled with negative thoughts, your reality will reflect that. But a mind filled with loving and positive thoughts will bring the same in return.

If you want to change your thoughts from negative to positive, YOU SHOULD REALLY GET YOUR MEDITATION ON.

Meditation will teach you to quiet your mind and separate yourself from those negative thoughts that keep you from having more happiness in your life. Although meditation isn’t the easiest thing to do, with time and practice it gets much easier.

As you grow in your meditation practice, you will learn to witness your thoughts as they arise and then quickly release them before they can affect your day. Now doesn’t that sound nice? 

Making meditation a daily habit for happiness can literally change your whole life. Not only will it increase your happiness but some of the other meditation benefits include:

  • Stress reduction
  • Improved sleep
  • Increased focus
  • Decreased anxiety

2. Positive Affirmations

Another easy way to increase your daily happiness is to use positive affirmations on the daily!

What are affirmations you say? It’s simple. Positive Affirmations are just words you tell yourself, on repeat, about the way you would like to be.

“I AM” phrases or mantras such as, “I am loved” and “I am happy” are simple words you can say to yourself on a daily basis. As you recite these affirmations daily, they begin to sink into your subconscious brain rewiring your old limiting beliefs and thoughts. Then these affirmations slowly become your new truth.

I know that sounds crazy buts it’s real, it works, and it’s completely magical. Never underestimate the power of positive affirmations!

A few easy ways to make a habit out of positive affirmations:

  • Recite them while driving using Youtube videos to guide you. Another idea is to recite them while you shower. Weird but it works, trust me!

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3. Journaling

Journaling is a great way to increase your happiness, as it can be very therapeutic to get all your thoughts and feelings out on paper. It can also help you relate differently to your not so good thoughts and feelings and thus take away their power over you.

There are many different ways to practice journaling. From prayer journaling to gratitude journaling to good old fashion journaling, the method you choose is up to you.

This journal is a cute place to start.

But if you’re feeling spicy you should totally go with this one! #ZenAF

Find what works best for you and make journaling a part of your daily habits for happiness routine. You can learn more about the different types of journaling HERE.

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4. 5 Minute Manifesting

This daily habit is a sure fire way to amp up your positive vibrations and improve your happiness. Manifesting is a process used to call anything you could dream of into your life. It is done so using the law of attraction.

The idea is that when you focus on something that you desire, you activate a vibration toward it, and then like a magnet, it starts to make its way to you. LIKE ATTRACTS LIKE.

Using this concept, it would be very beneficial for you to take 5 minutes out of your day, every day, and think about what it is that you desire.

There is a process to this and it involves more than just thinking about what you want. You gotta lean into the feeling as though you already have it. You can do this by tuning into the happiness that your desire would bring you.

So basically just sit down and DREAM BIG! Those big dreams will bring you many happy thoughts and you will be attracting those dreams right to you at the same time!


5. Self Development

Don’t try to go at this alone, my dear. Listen to the experts and teachers that have gone before you. You can learn from the best and grow as a person by listening to podcasts, reading books or blogs, watching youtube videos, or any other way you can expand your knowledge and improve your mindset.

Some life-changing books I recommend for you are:

You Are A Badass By Jen Sincero

I credit this book for the start of my finding happiness journey. It changed my life and I’ve read it four times!

Spirit Junkie By Gabby Bernstein

This one made me realize that I was the source of a lot of my own problems and got me on the path to healing.

Judgment Detox also by Gabby Bernstein

This one helped me process a lot of my childhood anger and showed me that my judgments were a reflection of my own insecurities.

Ask And It Is Given By Esther and Jerry Hicks

This one taught me how to follow my bliss and manifest anything I want in my life using the law of attraction.


Implementing and Accountability

If you truly want to know how to find happiness within yourself, you have to implement some accountability. Without the accountability factor, you will most likely plan to begin these habits for daily happiness and you might even stick to it for a few days.

But most likely, you will end up quitting your daily happiness routine and fall back into a negative mindset. DON’T LET THAT HAPPEN.

Making a lasting change takes practice and a routine that you do over and over until it becomes a habit. Then and only then will you see results. To help you along the way, I created a calendar & checklist that will help you track your daily habits and keep you accountable.

Print it out every month and post it where you’ll see it every day. As you go thru the month, check off each practice as you complete it. At the end of the month, take note of your newfound happiness and celebrate your progress!

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Check out Girl Unfinished’s Spiritual Practice Calendar & Checklist on her website HERE.

About the Author

Tammi Solis is a self care and spiritual lifestyle blogger and influencer. She’s is the creator of Girl Unfinished, an online community that teaches women how to navigate their unfinished life thru spiritual principles, mindset work, and self care practices.

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Hello, I’m Thuy of honeybunnytwee. I write a Wellness Wednesday guest bloggers series. Send me an article or link to a blog post about health and wellness, self-care, fitness, or mental health at honeybunnytwee@gmail.com. Upon review, you’ll have a chance to be featured! I’m always looking for more Wellness Wednesday submissions.

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Rachele Hollingsworth
Rachele Hollingsworth
1 year ago

I just love positive posts like this! I’m a writing teacher, so my favorite tip, of course, is the journaling one…writing can be so therapeutic!

Elizabeth | Tired Mom Supermom
Elizabeth | Tired Mom Supermom
1 year ago

Those are really powerful phrases. I always tell my son he is smart, he is brave and he is amazing every morning before he heads off to school! I feel it helps his confidence.

Snehal
Snehal
1 year ago

I never believed that meditation could bring so much peace and happiness from within until I practiced it. 😊

Subhashish Roy
Subhashish Roy
1 year ago

Very practical & implementable ideas. It was great going through. Happiness truly is a choice & we need to constantly work towards it.

Joyce Osiango
Joyce Osiango
1 year ago

Meditation is one of my best way to lift up my mood and spirit always. http://www.thecozyme.com

bontleblogs
bontleblogs
1 year ago

I love this post. O blog about positive attitude as well, among other. Keep encouraging 🙂

Abu Zaid
Abu Zaid
1 year ago

Great Article. Keep continue to write article with positive minds

wander women abroad
wander women abroad
1 year ago

Meditation has really helped me find center and equanimity. These are great tips and I will def incorporate them into my lifestyle

Andrew McKoscielecky
Andrew McKoscielecky
1 year ago

Cool Tips,
I need to share your article with my Wife 🙂

Neil Alvin Nicerio
Neil Alvin Nicerio
1 year ago

Gotta love this article. Would surely put this in my heart. Gotta stay positive!

You, Me and Benny
You, Me and Benny
1 year ago

Once I started holding myself accountable then I started changing for the better and it was a game changer!!

Sanjota Purohit
Sanjota Purohit
1 year ago

Very beautiful and thoughtful post! Thanks for this.

Elizabeth O
Elizabeth O
1 year ago

Change is inevitable, its hard at first but as long as you won’t give up you’ll get used to it.

Lch
Lch
1 year ago

As for me, if can get a good sleep, i woke up with a lot better attitude. lol.. Also staying away from negative people is a plus to my happiness.

Yonnah M
Yonnah M
1 year ago

These are all great. Journaling helps me a lot.

Monidipa Dutta (@MonidipaDutta51)
Monidipa Dutta (@MonidipaDutta51)
1 year ago

She is great. Indeed these positive thoughts are great.

Riana Shahid
Riana Shahid
1 year ago

I love these kinds of posts! and Jen Sincero is a real one!

Nina
Nina
1 year ago

Totally agree with all your points! I especially love journaling. It gives me time to reflect and discern on things.

shhruttii
shhruttii
1 year ago

Great tips! Thanks for sharing this. So positive!

ZyraKuma
ZyraKuma
1 year ago

Thanks for this post. I found that meditation and positive affirmations helps with uplifting my mood.

TheKitchenDoc
TheKitchenDoc
1 year ago

I can relate to most of these except that meditation is not my thing…lol

Luna S
Luna S
1 year ago

Journaling/Coloring is a big one for me that helps me stay focused and relaxed. Thanks for all the great tips.

BeaufyFoodymom
BeaufyFoodymom
1 year ago

I love all those books!

Sarah Muoio
Sarah Muoio
1 year ago

Great article! It’s so important to put more into ourselves and continue to push to be better! I’ve been doing a lot of personal development stuff. I need to try meditation. It’s the one thing I’ve never gotten into!

Jessica
Jessica
1 year ago

I do “I am” every day! At first it didn’t seem to help, but now I have totally seen a difference sometimes! Something else is self talk I used to be really bad about saying to myself oh that was really stupid if you or that’s dumb, but I have taught myself not to do that anymore and it helps too. Have a good day.

chadden2001
chadden2001
1 year ago

I’ve just started a beginner course to meditation so I’m hoping it’s going to help me.

Grace Esedeke | Today Was Fab
Grace Esedeke | Today Was Fab
1 year ago

I do most of this if not all. I do love how they help improve my mental state and general wellbeing.