Everyday things that have the power to make you happy

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.

Abraham Lincoln

5 everyday things that make me happy

  1. My morning tea.
  2. Breakfast.
  3. Looking at the sky/clouds.
  4. Everyday morning music.
  5. Workout.

So, what is happiness?

Happiness is a subjective emotional state characterized by feelings of joy, contentment, and fulfillment. It is often associated with positive experiences, such as pleasure, satisfaction, and meaningful relationships. While happiness may be influenced by external factors, such as life circumstances and material possessions, it is ultimately an internal state that is determined by one’s thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors. Happiness can vary in intensity and duration, and it can be experienced in different ways by different people. Some may find happiness in simple pleasures, while others may seek it through more complex pursuits. Ultimately, happiness is a deeply personal and subjective experience that is shaped by a variety of internal and external factors.

Everyone has their own definition of happiness and some of us believe that it can’t be defined or explained, just experienced.

What are some normal everyday things that can bring your happiness?

  1. Spending time with loved ones – The company of our friends and family members can bring us immense joy and happiness. Whether it’s going out for a meal together or simply spending time at home, being around those we love can uplift our mood and create happy memories.
  2. Enjoying a good meal – Food is not only essential for our survival, but it can also be a source of pleasure and enjoyment. Treating ourselves to a delicious meal, whether at a fancy restaurant or at home, can make us feel happy and satisfied.
  3. Engaging in physical activity – Exercise has been proven to release endorphins, the ‘feel-good’ hormone, which can boost our mood and overall well-being. Taking a walk, running, or practising yoga are just some examples of physical activities that can make us feel happy and energised.
  4. Listening to music – Music has the power to evoke emotions and create a sense of connection. Listening to our favourite tunes, attending a concert, or playing an instrument can bring us immense happiness and satisfaction.
  5. Engaging in hobbies – Hobbies are activities that we enjoy doing in our free time. Whether it’s reading, gardening, painting, or playing video games, engaging in hobbies can give us a sense of purpose and fulfilment.
  6. Enjoying the beauty of nature – Being surrounded by nature can have a calming and rejuvenating effect on our mind and body. Whether it’s taking a hike, going to the beach, or simply sitting in a park, being in nature can bring us happiness and inner peace.
  7. Practising gratitude – Gratitude is a powerful tool that can help us shift our focus from what we lack to what we have. Taking time to appreciate the simple things in our lives, such as a warm bed, a good book, or a kind gesture, can bring us a sense of joy and contentment.

So, what are the everyday things that bring you happiness?

Daily writing prompt
What are 5 everyday things that bring you happiness?

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