December Joy: Growth of Happiness

Growth of Happiness

As December comes to a close (still can’t believe it), I thought I’d share some more quotes about joy. It has been so much fun to think about joy all month. Talk about a mood enhancer!  When I think about this first quote – growing happiness – I feel inspired and motivated by the (active!) roll that I have in cultivating my own happiness.

Some of the ways that I – literally – grow my own happiness on a daily basis include:

  1. Physical health in the form of exercise (yoga especially), sleep and good nutrition.
  2. Gratitude journal. Each and every day, I write down a minimum of three things for which I am grateful and I take the time to really think about each and every one.
  3. Spend time with people I cherish because, after all, relationships are core to our sense of well-being and happiness.
  4. Challenge myself by learning something new. My brain always feels energized and I feel more alive when I engage in something I have never done or known.
  5. Smile. Literally. On days when I’m feeling down or grumpy, sometimes – especially when driving in a car – I will just smile. Boy oh boy does that ever help!

How do you grow your own happiness?

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  1. says

    I was trying to pick a favourite from your list, but they all seem essential to me. I find becoming aware of my own thought patterns to help contribute to my joy, as well. ~Catherine

    • silverpen says

      Thank you so much, Catherine. I'm so glad that they all seem essential. This is the best. Happy and Healthy New Year!