Happiness is a state of mind, it is also a feeling, a feeling you are in control of. Happiness is Joy, Pleasure and Empowerment. Everyone that isn’t happy wishes they were. 

Those that are already happy would like to be even happier. A life filled with happiness is a worthwhile goal and readily achievable. A life lacking happiness is a constant challenge. 

Happiness isn’t just about the big things. There are many small items that color your life and subtly add to or subtract from it.

If you’d like to add more happiness to your life, try these tips:

20 Ways To Enhance Your Happiness

1. Realize that money is great for solving problems, but does little to increase happiness.

Need new tires on your car? Want to make a career change? Money is a great solution. However, once you have enough money to meet your basic needs, happiness is found elsewhere.

More money doesn’t make you happier.

2. Sleep at least 7 hours each night.

If you think you’re thriving on 5 hours of sleep, think again. Every study on the topic has shown that every measured performance metric improves when sleep is increased to a minimum of 7 hours.

3. Give at least one sincere compliment each day. 

Focus on the positive in others. You’ll feel better and receive the same consideration.

4. Be Mindful.

Let go of regret and worry. Your life is happening right now. You surely don’t want to miss anything.

5. Eat a healthy breakfast. 

Feel good about yourself by getting the day off on the right foot. You’ll also be more likely to eat a healthy lunch.

6. Spend regular time on a hobby you love.

Work is required for most of us. Hobbies are optional. Spend part of your free time on activities you do just for fun.

7. Be grateful.

You probably have more good things in your life than you realize. Focus on those good things and your mood is sure to brighten.

8. Get out of the house.

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when you see and experience the same things consistently. See what else is going on in the world. Try something new.

9. Find middle ground.

Happiness is rarely found at the extremes. The middle path is the sweet spot.

To Be Continued