Happiness is not a pinnacle we reach or a destination. It is a daily habit. It is created by choosing positive actions every day that will help us feel contented and fulfilled, that will help us feel like we matter and can make a difference, and that will help us feel hopeful and excited to get up every morning.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence (Happiness), then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle
Doing something over and over again creates pathways in our brain. Those pathways make it easier and easier to do something so eventually we don’t have to think about it. We can create pathways that lead to happiness or pathways that don’t.
So create habits of happiness. Spend 30 days focusing on one happiness activity until it becomes a habit and then move to another. Some happiness habits you can create might include; smiling at everyone you see, giving hugs, exercising regularly, sending positive text messages to your friends and family, or thinking positive thoughts.
“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” John Dryden
Help yourself be happier, by making happiness a habit.