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Don’t we all strive to have more happy moments in our day-to-day life? It’s this huge ultimate goal to be happy.
But what are we actually doing for our happiness? Are we making an effort to invite it in?
I would like you to reflect on your daily routine. Which habits or little rituals do you have that bring you joy and make you feel good daily?
And if you don’t have that many here you can find some inspiration to bring more happiness to your everyday life.
It’s the small moments that add up and make your overall life feel way more fulfilling.
Every time you experience a small moment of happiness in your week you add it to your box.
You will see very quickly how many beautiful moments actually happen even in every-day life.
Consciously looking out for happy moments will create more of them and lets you go through your life with more awareness. This is a good practice to stay present with your current life and create a high-vibe future by appreciating what you experience now.
Dream Life Jar
We all have a general vision of our dream life in head. But how about the details?
Do you find it hard to visualize your dream life from time to time? Somehow overwhelmed by all the possibilities and not quite sure what to focus on?
You could write down the small details and scenes you want to experience and put them in a jar.
Examples from my jar are: date night in the city, cooking healthy meals in my modern kitchen, living in an apartment from which I can see the sunset every day, clothes I would wear, my ideal morning routine,…
You know best how your dream life looks like. Pick one note every morning or evening before your meditation/visualization practice and indulge in that scene. BE there and carve out all the little details.
Practicing the energy of your dream life daily aligns you more and more with those experiences and lets you make more decisions that get you there.
Knowing exactly what you want is the first step of making it a reality. Plus, it’s just incredibly fun.
Vision Board Visualization
Your vision board is already filled with lots of representations of your dream life. Images make it easier for us to pick a scene we would like to experience. So, if the dream jar is not 100% working for you or you want some variance you can also just pick a scene from your vision board and use that for your visualization practice.
You can find yourself in your dream vacation, living in your dream home or being in a loving relationship. Include all your senses and make it feel as real as possible.
Just start making notes of all the little and big things that make you happy and joyful.
This can be your loved ones as well as your favorite ice cream flavor. Write down EVERYTHING that in some form add happiness to your life. Also experiences you’ve had or books you’ve enjoyed.
Constantly add to that list as you go through life.
With this habit, you start looking out for happiness and thus create more of it.
Review your growing list weekly and use that for ideas and inspiration to implement more happy moments in your next week.
Knowing the things that make you happy gives you the power to experience it every day.
Write Down Your Small Wins During The Week
Do you share the feelings on a Sunday night asking yourself what you actually accomplished this week? On a small scale of a week, our accomplishments may not seem that big.
But when we take the time to write down solutions to problems we found, resolved little things that bothered us, completed a project, had a good day of getting a lot of things done, had a meaningful and open-minded conversation with someone, did something we always wanted to do or took a risk and succeeded, we will see that we actually do a lot in a week.
Stop downplaying your small wins and celebrate the progress you are making also on a smaller scale. This keeps you motivated to keep going.
Capture One Thing That Has Inspired You That Week
Thought-provoking insights you’ve gained, the beauty you’ve experienced, moments when something clicked inside.
Write about what moves you currently. This can be everything from waking up with the prettiest sunrises to having a meaningful conversation with a stranger.
Also smaller life changes you are going through can be noted here. Later looking back you may find it very interesting to read about the feelings you’ve had going through this phase of your life and how you’ve grown.
You can also take pictures of your current life. Things/situations/everyday life that might seem mundane but will have a lot of meaning in a few years.
The life we live right now with all our routines will probably be quite different from the life we will live a few years down the road.
Having photos or even drawings of the small seemingly insignificant things that belong to our lives at the moment will be of significance as soon as our lives change. The same goes for people and animals.
End Your Day With Gratitude
Use the time before going to bed to write in your journal.
Pick three things that happened throughout your day you are grateful for.
Also, on days where you didn’t experience a lot of fun activities, there’s always something to be grateful for.
This helps you to reflect again on the smaller moments that bring just as much happiness as the big ones. You’ll think way more about your your daily life and you’ll notice that not everything is as bad as it seems. Even in times of chaos, there are always those moments that make you smile a little or make you feel your hear
I’d love to hear about your little happiness rituals you’ve made a routine. Tell me in the comments!
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