5 Ways To Do More Of What Makes You Happy

Simply + Fiercely

I don’t believe that we can be happy all the time. Negative emotions, such as anger or sadness, are an essential part of the human experience.

But it’s all about balance, and I know a lot of people are struggling. Maybe you’re one of them—you want to live life to the fullest and have more of what makes you happy, but right now, these ideas are … well, just ideas.

If you can relate, then I invite you to look beyond the catchphrase. Here are five practical ways to start doing more of what makes you happy instead of just dreaming about it.

When I mix what makes me happy with what I have to do, I can transform the ordinary into something special. Sometimes doing more of what makes you happy means choosing to find happiness in everyday moments, even the mundane ones.

Transform the ordinary

Choose a habit that you already do regularly (like brushing your teeth or driving the kids to school) and then “stack” a new habit onto your existing routine. You can use this technique to do more of what makes you happy.

Stack a habit

If you want to do more of what makes you happy and less of what doesn’t, setting strong personal boundaries is essential. Learn how to say ‘no’ to others so that you can say ‘yes’ to yourself.

Set strong personal boundaries

Let go of the excess in your life—everything from old sweaters to old beliefs. Declutter your home, simplify your life and see what happens with the space you create.

Declutter your home + simplify your life

In the world of personal finance, there’s a popular strategy called “paying yourself first”. The basic concept is that you put money into savings before you pay anything else, and then you learn to live off of whatever is leftover.

Pay yourself first

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