50 Ways To Make Yourself Happy

27 Comments April 28, 2009 / Posted in Personal Development

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I had received comments from readers that they prefer to have a list that teaches them how to be happy instead of being miserable. So I created this article that contains tips to teach you how to be happy.

Happiness

I believe that happiness is what we are ultimately seeking for in life. We want to be rich because it makes us happy and we want to get a new car because it will make us happy. I believe almost every choice we make in life is tend towards to the amount of happiness that it can provide to us at that moment.

Happiness is what we are seeking for in life and here are some ways you can use to make yourself happy.

50 Ways To Make Yourself Happy

1. Have your passion as your career. If you are passionate in your career, you are mixing play with work which make your job much more enjoyable.
2. Stay healthy.
3. Participate in community events.
4. Stop worrying.
5. Be thankful.
6. Count your blessings.
7. Exercise regularly.
8. Volunteer in charity work.
9. Provide to those in need.
10. Forgive yourself.
11. Set goals.
12. Celebrate others success.
13. Believe in yourself.
14. Take criticism as a feedback which you can use to improve yourself.
15. Forget about things you are not able to change and focus your energy on things that you can change.
16. Keep stress level low.
17. Compliment others.
18. Dance.
19. Sing.
20. Be patient.
21. Read jokes.
22. Focus on others instead of yourself.
23. Have a hobby.
24. Rest well.
25. Meditate.
26. Make someone else happy.
27. Surround yourself with positive friends.
28. Remove friends who are negative from your life.
28. Learn something new.
29. Have a pet.
30. Smile.
31. Forgive others who hurt you.
32. Do not have high demand for others.
33. Have an appropriate demand for yourself.
34. Be near nature.
35. Watch comedies or cartoons.
36. Build up your self esteem.
37. Be yourself. Be a 1st rate of yourself instead of a 2nd rate of others. (I cannot remember who said this quote.)
38. Be honest to yourself and others.
39. Enjoy the present and forget about the unhappy past.
40. Be assertive. Say no if you really want to say no. It will be better if you are polite when doing this. You can learn more about being assertive in this video here.
41. Repeat daily affirmations to empower yourself.
42. Respect others and respect yourself.
43. Have a religious faith.
44. Take lots of photos and keep them in an album. Looking at photos taken during happy time and with old friends help to refresh happy memories in our mind.
45. Take holidays. Visit countries that you had wished to visit.
46. Do something new. Visit a new cafe or your local tourist attractions that you have not visited before.
47. Buy a small present for yourself. Chocolates, flowers or things that you like.
48. Save money. You will be happier if you do not need worry about the lack of money everyday.
49. Compliment others.
50. If all else fails, watch this video now. It cracked me up, maybe it will do the same to you.

Parting Words

I had listed ways to make yourself happy and you can apply them in your life to make yourself happy. If you have any other ideas that can help to make us happy, do share with us in the comment section.

To your happiness,
Vincent
Personal Development Blogger

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27 Responses to “50 Ways To Make Yourself Happy”

  1. What a wonderful list! :) Reading this list was #51 for me so thank you!

  2. Vincent says:

    Hi Positively Present,

    You are welcome. :)

    Regards,
    Vincent
    Personal Development Blogger

  3. Hi Vincent!

    I’m so HAPPY we came across your blog today! We couldn’t agree with you more on all the wonderful ways to keep us happy. Here are a few more we added to our list:

    51.) Laugh Out Loud
    52.) Start A Garden (#34 Be near nature and part of it!)
    53.) Schedule “ME” Time
    54.) Turn off the T.V.
    55.) Start a Gratitude Journal
    56.) Spend an Hour a Day Developing YOU! (Most Important!)

    Thanks so much for sharing your list and allowing us to add on. :-)

    Many Blessings….
    Roxanne and Hugo ~ Believe Achieve

  4. Vincent says:

    Hi Hugo and Roxanne,

    I like the idea of keeping a gratitude journal. Reflecting on what we have written in it will definitely bring a smile to our face. Thanks for your idea.

    Vincent

  5. Srinivas Rao says:

    Hey Vincent,

    Great list. Alot of things in there have been the things that have kept me sane in my search for a full time job after graduating from my MBA program. I also started my new blog, Skool of Life, for yaro’s program. Look forward to more great stuff from you.

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  8. Vincent says:

    Hi Srinivas Rao,

    Good to see a fellow Blog Mastermind student here. I wish you achieve great success in your blog. :)

    Cheers
    Vincent

  9. JohnyRook says:

    Really great list man. I would add

    Take your destiny into your own hands

  10. Vincent says:

    Hi JohnyRook,

    Taking our destiny into our own hands is a great point. Thanks for the point. :)

    Cheers,
    Vincent

  11. Ruth says:

    What a great list! Sometimes I think we don’t do enough to honour ourselves and make sure we’re happy. I’m reading the new book by Patricia Spadaro, Honor Yourself, right now and she talks a lot about making sure we know what we need to take care of ourselves, and be happy in the present moment.

  12. Vincent says:

    @Ruth,

    How is the book? Do tell me about it and if it’s good, I got to pick up one soon. :)

    Cheers,
    Vincent

  13. Stumbled on your site! Great article! At the risk of being singled out as a pervert I will add:

    - Have sex!

    I actually stole this from J.D. Roth over at Get Rich Slowly. He mentioned it as one of the top sources of happiness in The Psychology of Happiness: 13 Steps to a Better Life. Enjoy!

  14. Vincent says:

    @Jeff,

    Haha. Thanks for sharing. I had a chuckle when I read your comment.

    Cheers,
    Vincent

  15. Cecelian Han says:

    Hi Vincent
    Nice to know that young people like yourself is making efforts to hold on to lives sanity especially at rought times like now. Keep up the good work and dont stop inspiring others

  16. Vincent says:

    @Cecelian Han

    Thanks for your nice words. I will keep on writing great articles and I really appreciate your comment and readership.

    Cheers,
    Vincent

  17. Ruth says:

    Hi Vincent,

    Just a quick followup to my comment on Patricia Spadaro’s book… If you get a chance to pick up a copy, it’s well worth it. I learned so much about trusting and honoring myself from it, and can honestly say I’m a much happier and healthier person for having read it. :)

  18. Vincent says:

    Hi Ruth,

    Thank for sharing it with me. I got to pick it up soon since you have such great impression of it. :)

    Cheers,
    Vincent

  19. LEONIE TIBAYAN says:

    It so nice to know that lots of people you didnt even know have concern to each in every person, people learning things about life people who have time to listen or time to tell people hey were alive we have life to live to be happy. I LOVE THIS ARTICLE THANK YOU. You will be a part of my time to lessen my stress for my everyday life.

  20. LEONIE TIBAYAN says:

    50 WAYS TO MAKE YOU HAPPY plus the six items you added thats perfect. Thank you.

  21. Vincent says:

    Hey Leonie,

    Thanks for visiting and I’m really glad to see readers participating in this community. I’m also happy that you had picked up something from this article. :)

    Cheers,
    Vincent

  22. vandealer says:

    I love how so many of these tips involve making someone else happy as a way of making yourself happy….:D

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  24. hira says:

    vincent u did a great work. i was impressed to read all the points and was surprised to see ur pic….u r a kid.
    thats really gud. i want to know how did u finalized these points? did u made a suvry or so???

  25. hira says:

    gr8 job vincent

  26. Vincent says:

    Hi Hira,

    I’m glad that you like this article. I didn’t do a survey but this are what I believe that are things that will make us happier. I brainstorm it and try to pick up from my experience and books on what will make us feel happy.

    Cheers,
    Vincent

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