How to Add “Happy Habits” Into Your Day


We all have a plethora of different habits that we engage in everyday; brushing our teeth, making a cup of coffee in the morning, biting our nails, putting your hair behind your ears, or reading before bed. Some habits are considered good and others are considered bad, but did you know that there are habits that can be qualified as happy too? If you don’t know what a happy habit is, or have yet to form any, read on to learn the benefits of making your routine more fun and beneficial to your mind, body, and overall mood.  

Fight against self-doubt

It’s easy to doubt yourself. In fact, you probably have made a habit of it. Your natural instinct in the face of a negative thought about yourself or your abilities is probably to get discouraged and believe what the negative voice inside your head is telling you. But you need to learn how to change the internal script!  Make it a habit to combat those doubtful thoughts about yourself in order to live a happier, more confident life.

Pamper yourself

Habits like brushing your teeth and washing your face are great, but you should also add some self-care and pampering into your daily routine. Giving yourself a few minutes each day or even just a couple times a week to just relax and take care of yourself is definitely be a happy habit that will help you be healthier overall. Pampering can be whatever makes you happy like painting your nails, spending some extra time on your hair or makeup, getting five extra minutes of sleep in the morning, or indulging in dessert after dinner.

Do creative things

With all the things you have to do in your life, engaging in creative activities probably isn’t at the top of your to-do list. It’s easy to believe that there are more important things to be done, however, making a habit to do something creative each week like draw, paint, or color may have you feeling happier and more relaxed.

Add alone time to your schedule

Your life is probably so busy you rarely get a second to breathe, nonetheless find the time to sit and relax by yourself. But making it a habit to find the time to sit and just be alone can lead to a lot of happiness. By making time to sit and listen to your favorite music, read that book you’ve been wanting to, or taking a few minutes to journal about your day, alone time gives you a chance to decompress and process your thoughts and feelings–it can be the calming center in your busy life.

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Tayler is a Las Vegas native studying English and Creative Writing as a sophomore at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. In her free time, she can usually be found playing volleyball or curled up under a mountain of blankets hiding from the winter cold while reading and binge-watching Netflix.

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