30 Apr Let’s get the week off to a good start – 100 reasons to be happy today!
It's Monday, and although for many that means a return to work which is not always associated with happiness and fun, there are so many reasons, each and every day, including today/Monday, why we can find and create happiness.
Which is why I'm so happy to share this article (from happinesshunters.com) with you now…
After seeing a lot of different lists online, I began to wonder if I could make a list of 100 reasons that could be applicable for anyone to be happy today. At first it seemed to be a really hard task, if not impossible, but after really hard thinking I actually was able to come up with 100 things that can help us to remember to be happy every day. If you like this list, you can bookmark it and come back to it whenever you find it difficult the happiness in your life and want to find it from the small things again. Feel free to share this article with all your friends that are important to you if you would like to help them to be happier today as well. Here is the list, and remember to give yourself some time to read it:
1. Every new day is another chance to change your life.
If you have dreamed of some things that you would like to have in your life, today is a great opportunity to do even some small things that will take you to the path that will take you to your dreams.
2. This day is an opportunity to be better than yesterday.
If you pursuit every day to be better than yesterday, your self esteem and happiness will increase. Don’t try to be perfect, just focus on being a little bit better person in every way, every day, and you will achieve great things and happiness in the long run.
3. You can be who you want to be right now.
It doesn’t matter what your situation looks like, you can start being who you want to be today, no matter how your life is at the moment. You don’t have to sell your house to be adventurous or have more money to share it more. Just ask yourself: “How can I be that person I want to be in this moment?”
4. The glass is both half-empty and half-full.
Your attitude and thoughts define your reality, so you can choose how you see your life starting today. Finding compassion even for the worst in human behavior, and working to inspire the best will make you happy, too.
5. Happiness comes from your own actions.
You can do anything you want today to make your life better if you just decide to do so. You can spread joy around you, even if you don’t have everything you want. Giving joy to other people will make your day happier, too.
6. You have great friends.
You have good friends in your life that you can share your inner feelings with. If you don’t have that many close friends, today is a great opportunity to make new friends.
7. You can learn a new thing today.
Learning new skills is very rewarding and helps us to proceed in life. It is possible to learn something new every day, so start thinking what you would like to learn today and just find ways to learn it. Now when we have the Internet, it is so easy to learn anything by just asking Google.
8. The summer is coming soon.
If the summer isn’t coming in the next months where you live right now, it will always come in one year anyway. Remember the feeling of warm sun on your skin, the smell of coconut sunscreen, not having to wear a coat even at night, sunglasses, freckles, cold beer, the beach, tan lines, the smell of freshly cut grass and the faces of happy people? Thinking about summer and the good times you will have then makes you feel good.
9. You are alive.
This is the first day of the rest of your life. Nobody lives forever and we really don’t know when it is our time to go, so why not try to enjoy our lives today like it would be the last day of our life? Enjoy your day to the fullest and make other people notice it too.
10. You are already complete.
Realizing that you don’t really have to be anything else than what you already are, there will be a joyous energy behind what you do. The realization of the fact that you are a perfect human being on a deeper level already right now, without all the things you’d like to have in the future, will make you happier and less needy.
11. You are unique.
It doesn’t matter whether you are introverted or outgoing, book smart or street smart, technical or creative and so on – You are the only person in the world who is just like you and the only opportunity to share with the world what you can and what you are.
12. You have an influence on the world.
It doesn’t matter whether you influence millions of people or just mean the world to one person in this world – your impact is still powerful, whether you realize it or not.
13. You can change the world.
No one can change the world instantly, but every one of us can change someone’s world today. Do you have a friend or a relative that you haven’t contacted for a long time? You can make someone happy today just by making a single phone call. If you make changing peoples lives a habit, you can eventually change the whole world.
14. You can feel emotions.
Emotions make our lives worth living and every day is a great opportunity to have great feelings. Even the sad feelings and emotions are good because they make us feel alive and after those emotions the good days will feel much better.
15. You can change your perceptions.
It is possible to view the bad things that happen to you as things that will make you stronger and the obstacles that come on your way as opportunities to learn. It doesn’t matter what happens to us – all that matters is our perception of what is happening.
16. You have accomplished great things.
Even if you don’t remember them all the time, there are many great things that you have already accomplished in your life. Try to remember them everyday and be proud of them.
17. You can be creative.
Today is an opportunity to do something that gives joy to you and to other people. Write something, draw or paint, take nice photographs or go to sing karaoke. Do what you enjoy doing and express your feelings – it will make your day much happier and if you let other people see you expressing your feelings, you will give a lot to them, too.
18. You can change your state of mind by engaging in a physical activity.
Every day is a new possibility to decrease our stress hormones and increase endorphins and thus improve our state of mind. It doesn’t cost anything and only takes like one hour.
19. You can take responsibility and be empowered.
Often when we are angry, we focus on what other people have done wrong, but the problem with that is that it gives away our power. If we, on the other hand, focus only on ourselves and what we could have done better, we will feel less bitter and more empowered.
20. There is only now.
We can’t change the past and we don’t know if we even exist in the future, so why not embrace the moment? It is possible to be completely alive right now and take our lives as they are given to us without thinking the past or the future.
21. To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have.
You can grasp this idea today and start appreciating every small thing that is already great in your life. We often forget those good things because we only focus on the things we don’t yet have, but this can be avoided by focusing on the things we already have.
22. There is something good in every day.
Even if every day may not be good, there is always something good in every day, so let’s focus on the good things that will come along us every day.
23. You can eat something healthy today to make you feel good.
Food is medicine, so why not choose something tasteful and healthy when going to the food store? We can enjoy the great taste of good food and after eating it we can enjoy the good feeling that healthy food gives us.
24. Life is beautiful.
If you just relax, take it easy and stop hurrying, it is possible to open your eyes and start seeing all the beautiful things around us in everyday life. Listen to the birds singing, smell the scents of spring, see the beauty of the nature in all its flowers and trees, enjoy all the colors you see, appreciate the good architecture around us, and listen to good music. The list is endless and the only thing that matters is that you open your eyes and ears to the beauty.
25. We are in this life together.
Think about the fact that we are only a very small part of the universe and we don’t even know if there is life elsewhere. We are so small part of this world but we are in this together. Why not start appreciating all other human beings and start feeling that we are part of a great community.
26. Shared joy is a double joy, shared sorrow is half sorrow.
Today is a great opportunity to share our joys and our sorrows. If the day was going to be good, it is in our hands to make it double as good, or if it was going to be bad, we can choose to make it only half as bad.
27. You can start writing down the good things that happen.
In a study, people became gradually happier and happier over a six-month period, simply by writing down three good things that happened at the end of each day, and the reasons why they happened. Small shift of focus towards gratefulness will bring great results and you can start it today.
28. You can achieve something today.
We are happy when we get something done. The best way to be happy is to find out the real goals in our own lives and then start doing things to achieve them. It is possible to make it a habit of doing every single day something that gets us even a small step closer to our big goals.
29. The weather is good.
The weather outside is always good. If it is sunny, everyone usually enjoys it, but you can learn to find the positive side of other types of weather as well. If it is raining, the air will be fresh afterwards and all the trees and plants will grow better. If it is cold, you don’t have to sweat and you can wear all the nice winter clothes you have. If it is snowing, you can enjoy how everything around you looks beautiful and white. So you can decide today that the weather is good no matter what.
30. You can listen to music.
Good music will mirror our feelings or change our moods and give us a lot of joy. Today is a good day because we are able to relax and let the music make us feel good…
…keep reading the remaining 70 reasons to be happy today on the Happiness Hunters website HERE
And then, please come and share why you're happy today on The Happiness Institute's Facebook Page HERE. I look forward to reading about your positivity!