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30 Happiness Habits to Practice Every Day

by Vidya Sury April 9, 2018 27 comments
Treat everyone kindly including yourself. Happiness Day #InternationalDayOfHappiness

H is for Happiness and I bring you thirty happiness habits to practice every day! The theme for this year’s International Day of Happiness was “Share Happiness – focusing on the importance of relationships, kindness and helping each other.” I thought it was a wonderful theme to spread happiness and make the world a happier place!

This also means kindness towards self ♥

Here are 30 happiness habits to practice every day!

If you are already practicing them, well, what can I say? You are just amazing! ♥

30 happiness habits to practice every day

1. Be kind (to yourself and others)
2 Eat well consciously
3. Exercise regularly (even a 30-minute walk every day is beneficial)
4. Meditate (calm mind, happier you)
5. Be honest (with yourself and others. You will have less to stress about)

The world is changed by your example not your opinion Happiness Day
6. Dream big (yes, they do come true!)
7. Be patient (sometimes it takes time but the wait is often worth it)
8. Judge less (you don’t know what the other person is going through)
9. Smile often (you are never fully dressed without a smile. Also, it improves your face value!)
10. Love yourself (you, more than anyone else, deserve your love and affection)

Treat everyone kindly including yourself Happiness Day
11. Forgive easily (just so you can live in peace)
12. Show gratitude (gratitude transforms your life)
13. Think positively (energy better spent)
14. Drink lots of water (staying hydrated is important for your health)
15. Believe in yourself (you are enough!)

There is always something to be thankful for Happiness Day16. Keep an open-mind (it is nice to have the ventilation and fresh air)
17. Put your needs first (charity begins at home, right?)
18. Don’t make excuses (they are not worth it. You will only fool yourself)
19. Speak well of others (yes, kindness is a great approach)
20. Listen to understand (no other way to do it!)

Enjoy the little things Happiness Day

21. Choose faith over fear (fear is just False Evidence Appearing Real)
22 Make the most of now (present moment, perfect moment)
23. Develop self-discipline (you will get more things done and enjoy peace)
24. Look on the bright side (it is the better side)
25. Avoid social comparison (comparison is the thief of joy!)

Do more of what makes you happy Happiness Day

26. See failure as opportunity (It is a chance to get it better next time)
27. Don’t take opinions to heart (it isn’t personal. And situations always change)
28. Select friends that lift you up (and ditch the toxic people who drag you down)
29. Let go of what can’t be changed (focus on the good stuff)
30. Have a healthy sleeping pattern (sleep is crucial to be happy)

Collect moments not things Happiness Day

I wish you a fabulous week ahead! ♥

Don’t forget to be kind to yourself!


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Guilie Castillo April 9, 2018 at 2:45 am

Vidya, this is a fantastic list! And #16 made me laugh out loud 🙂 Thanks for being you… Every time I stop by here, I leave feeling better, more present, more me, somehow, if that makes any sense. Happy Sunday! Oh… just realized it’s closer to midnight there—so let me change that to Happy Start of the Week! 🙂

Shalzmojo April 9, 2018 at 7:24 am

What a fab list Vidya and just what I needed today to get through my day. Loved the tip about self love the best and thats one thing thats on top of my list everyday in every thing! I love myself- main apni fav hun 😉

Shailaja Vishwanath April 9, 2018 at 7:40 am

I do about 20 of these but can surely add the other 10 too!

Lovely list, Vidya 🙂 We all need happiness (and hugs!) in our lives.

Balaka Basu April 9, 2018 at 10:03 am

This is such a beautiful list Vidya. I really feel good after reading this. Well, I do quite a few of them however I am bad at #2 #28 and #29..I need to work on them.

Shilpa Gupte April 9, 2018 at 10:35 am

I follow almost 80% of these, and sometimes each and every! Perfect list to begin the week with!

~Lee~ April 9, 2018 at 9:57 pm

Yes, the perfect list to begin the week! Thank you for sharing and for stopping by to comment on Dragon’s Eye View. Happy A to Zing to you too!!!

Shalini April 9, 2018 at 6:43 pm

This is so good, Mam. I should follow each and everything mentioned here.

Deepa April 9, 2018 at 11:58 pm

This is a list which I am going to keep handy to remind me of some positive things when I am not feeling happy. Great list of pointers to follow to stay happy.

Shesha Chaturvedi April 10, 2018 at 8:25 am

That was a wonderful list for a peaceful and beautiful life. Loved them all, unknowingly practice 95 percent of them, will try to implement the rest like regulating sleep! 🙂

Soumya April 10, 2018 at 10:59 am

Noted, noted a 30 times noted 🙂

G Angela April 10, 2018 at 12:22 pm

Thats a great post vidya, your post is simple, sweet and highly motivating – i need to work on no. 7, 17 & 23, thank you for sharing the happiness habit, love and hugs:)

Ramya Abhinand April 10, 2018 at 2:24 pm

A list thats to be cherished by one and all, I do try to follow most of them, but well, need to do it all.!!

Shilpa Garg April 10, 2018 at 8:21 pm

Fabulous reminders… need to practice these more often. Thanks for the nudge, Vidya ♥

~Lee~ April 11, 2018 at 3:45 am

I printed your list (with COLOR ink) and hung it on the fridge — today is going to be happy!

Vidya Sury April 11, 2018 at 12:24 pm

Wow! I’d love to see a photo of it on your fridge, Lee! <3
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~Lee~ April 12, 2018 at 6:15 pm

Thanks for sharing your inspirational site with Bookwyrm! 🙂

Mayuri Nidigallu April 11, 2018 at 8:40 am

We all know these, but we tend to forget. Thanks for the reminder, shall start today.

Debbie L Hampton April 11, 2018 at 6:38 pm

Love this. I think my favorite is “Treat everyone kindly…even yourself.” It is so important for us to remember. The world is hard enough. We don’t have to make it harder.

Sandra Pawula April 12, 2018 at 12:37 am

Love these, Vidya. They are all so good, I can’t pick one favorite.

Cathy Taughinbaugh April 13, 2018 at 3:02 am

This is wonderful list, Vidya. Great reminders that happiness is within our grasp.

Suzie Cheel April 13, 2018 at 5:22 am

love this post need to pork on 17 and 25 thank you

Paige Burkes April 14, 2018 at 3:42 am

The simplest ideas are the most important to our happiness. I think you’ve covered them all here!

Suzanne Sapsed April 14, 2018 at 9:31 pm

Landed from Dragons Eye View’s link – that’s a great list, I shall be printing it out 🙂

Vidya Sury April 14, 2018 at 10:05 pm

Welcome, Suzanne! thank you for your kind words! When you print it, do share a photo so I can include in this post! <3
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Elle Sommer April 15, 2018 at 2:06 am

As a ‘quoteaholic’ this list was my food for the day Vidya. So many beautiful and inspiring thoughts to be immersed in. I think I’m floating right now! 🙂

Zeenat Merchant Syal April 15, 2018 at 9:41 pm

Totally adore this happiness list Vidya! Made me smile so so wide 🙂 Heart smile 🙂
xoxo, Z~

Birgit April 16, 2018 at 11:23 pm

Thank you for this list with the rainbow! I try to do many of these each day and it is not easy since I still feel bad about the car and I miss my mom. My dreams are one where my mom is disappointed in me, I lose my job, former friends are impatient with me and don’t want me around. These are my old fears and I’m not sure why 8 am dreaming this. I have a friend who, right now, is focusing on her illnesses and exaggerates all her issues because, I feel, she needs attention. I don’t think she got the right love she desired when growing up. I wish she would think more positive but she refuses to help herself.


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