100 Simple Things that Make Me Happy You too may find joyful
Have you ever had a period where you feel like things are just falling apart in your life? It is easy then to lose sight of what truly matters.
When I am going through such a time as I have been in the last month, I change my focus to the things that make me happy instead and suddenly life is not so awful.
So I thought, how about sharing a list of all the things that make me happy with you because you too may resonate with some of these simple joys of life.
It is easy to overlook the power of the simple moments, the tiny delights that sprinkle joy into our days when life is being hard.
From the gentle aroma of morning tea/coffee to the tranquil embrace of nature’s beauty, on a beautiful fall morning, or the gentle breeze on Summer evening, or the rest after a long day.
These moments make life joyful even if for just a moment they are still worth celebrating.
So I hope to inspire you to embrace the beauty in simplicity and find contentment in the ordinary as you read through the simple list of the 100 things that make me happy.
You may also want to come up with a list of things that make you happy.
So, let’s dig in and look at this list of 100 simple joys—a testament to the essence of self-care and finding happiness in life’s little pleasures in life.
How to find things that make you happy
Finding things that make you happy is an ongoing journey of self-discovery.
There are a few simple things that can help me find things that bring me joy. The key is to stay open and tuned in to the pleasure of simple things in life that make life so much more joyful and rich.
Here are a few things I do to harness more joy in my life:
Mindfulness and Reflection: I take time to reflect on moments when I feel genuinely happy. What was I doing? Who was I with? What surroundings or activities lifted my spirits?
Try New Things: I’m open to experimenting with new activities, hobbies, or experiences. Sometimes, happiness emerges unexpectedly from trying something out of my comfort zone.
Listen to Myself: I pay attention to my emotions and reactions to different experiences. My gut feeling often guides me toward activities or situations that bring joy.
Keep a Journal: I document my daily experiences, feelings, and moments of happiness. Reviewing these entries helps me identify recurring patterns or activities that consistently make me happy.
Surround Myself with Positivity: I spend time with people who uplift and support me. Positive relationships and connections significantly impact my happiness.
Practice Gratitude: I acknowledge and appreciate the things I’m grateful for. It shifts my focus to the positives in life, making it easier to identify what brings me joy.
Connect with Nature: Spending time outdoors, whether it’s a walk in the park or a hike in the mountains, brings me a sense of peace and happiness.
Prioritize Self-Care: I take care of my physical and mental well-being. When I feel good physically and emotionally, I’m more likely to notice and appreciate moments of happiness.
Be Present: I engage fully in the activities I’m doing. Mindfulness in the present moment helps me recognize joy in simple, everyday experiences.
Reflect on Childhood Activities: I think back to activities I enjoyed as a child. Revisiting some of these hobbies or interests can rekindle a sense of joy and nostalgia.
Explore Creativity: I engage in creative outlets like painting, writing, music, or crafting. Creating something is often a source of happiness for me.
Learn from Others: I ask friends or family about what makes them happy.
Their experiences might inspire me to try new things or see happiness from a different perspective.
The gift of life itself is always worth celebrating and truly shifting our focus makes all the difference in manifesting true happiness.
Noticing and finding joy in the moment is so important.
It may be a sunny day, a day off from work, laying on the couch watching TV, an outing with a spouse or good friend, good food, a lovely conversation or, happy memories.
All these and more are some ways to find things to be happy about.
Perhaps it’s a bit self-indulgent to write about things that make me happy, but I hope that you too find joy in some of these things and be reminded that there are so many wonderful things in life to be happy about.
I hope you too find these little things that make me happy as well and maybe even create your list of things that make you happy as well.
100 things that make me happy
1. Seeing the joy on my children’s faces and hearing their laughter
2. Waking up to a beautiful sunrise
3. A hot cup of black tea with milk in the morning
4. The look and smell of freshly cut flowers on my desk
5. Morning stretches and yoga
6. Writing in my gratitude journal
7. A long soothing bath with essential oils
8. Listening to my favorite music
9. Going for a peaceful nature walk
10. Meditating under a shady tree
11. Trying out a new healthy recipe
12. Journaling my thoughts and feelings
13. Organizing my space for clarity
14. Watching a heartwarming movie
15. Enjoying a guilt-free nap
16. Spending quality time with loved ones
17. My self-care Sunday night routine
18. Practicing mindfulness throughout the day
19. Reading a captivating book
20. Pampering myself with a DIY spa day
21. Indulging in a decadent piece of dark chocolate
22. Writing and saying affirmations such as these positive affirmations
23. Planting and caring for my garden or indoor plants
24. Engaging in deep conversations with a friend
25. Watching the stars on a clear night
26. Practicing random acts of kindness
27. De-cluttering my house
28. Trying out new skincare routines
29. Hosting a cozy gathering with friends
30. Listening to the sound of rain while in bed
31. Going on a technology detox for a day
32. Taking an evening walk
33. Dancing like nobody’s watching
34. Creating a vision board for inspiration
35. Sitting outside on my porch on a Summer evening
36. Volunteering for a cause I’m passionate about
37. The look of a fresh bouquet
38. My children telling me of a new achievement
39. Breakfast in bed
40. Enjoying a homemade picnic in the park
41. The beauty of spring
42. Engaging in acts of self-love and self-compassion
43. Learning a new skill or hobby
44. Apple pie with vanilla ice cream
45. Looking at old photos
46. Watching the ocean waves
47. Giving someone I love the perfect gift
48. Having a lazy day in comfy pajamas
49. Making a homemade face mask
50. Receiving a heartfelt compliment
51. Capturing beautiful moments with photography
52. The smell and taste of freshly baked banana bread
53. Enjoying an old soothing relaxing hobby( I love knitting and crocheting
54. 90s music
55. Spring flowers
56. The joyful laughter of a baby
57. Writing a letter to my future self
58. Doing a random act of kindness for a stranger
59. Having a slow morning
60. Cozy warm soft winter sweaters and scarfs
61. Creating a personalized self-care routine
62. A Netflix binge
63. Engaging in positive affirmations
64. Watching the spectacular Fall foliage
65. Spending time with a good friend
67. Writing down my goals and aspirations
68. Listening to a motivational podcast
69. Looking at pictures of family and friends
70. The smell of freshly washed laundry
71. Going for a swim in the Summer
72. Practicing aromatherapy with essential oils
73. Trying out a new form of meditation
74. Sleeping in freshly washed bed sheets
75. Creating a cozy reading nook at home
76. Shopping for a new book
77. A perfect smoothie on a Summer afternoon
78. The bursting flavor of cold watermelon in Summer
79. Exploring a local farmers’ market
80. Clear blue skies
81. A cozy fire in the fireplace while enjoying a good book
82. A good night’s sleep
83. A new notebook
84. A day at the beach
85. Getting cozy on the couch with a good book
86. Practicing gratitude journaling
87. Creating a scrapbook of happy memories
88. My afternoon cup of tea
89. Take a long relaxing bath with essential oils.
90. Making a list of accomplishments and celebrating them
91. Freshly popped popcorn
92. Funny Tiktok comedy videos
93. The look of a clean tidy home
94. A warm bowl of soup on a cold day
95. Watching the sunrise or sunset
96. Waking up without an alarm clock
97. Reflecting on the day’s blessings before sleep
98. Writing an impromptu blog post from my heart
99. Reconnecting with an old friend
100. Enjoying a favorite snack
And there you have it! A list of 100 things that make me happy.
And now over to you! What makes you happy? what would you include in your list of things that make you happy? Share in the comments a few of the things that make you happy. It may be the thing you need right now to bring a smile to your face or bring joy to someone else.