Reader Poll: Happiness

What’s one thing you can do each day to make yourself feel happy?

I would love, love, love if each and every one of you could answer this in the comments below so that we can all combine ideas to live our best, happiest lives. Once answers are received, I’ll do a follow-up blog post sharing everyone’s responses (anonymously) to help inspire happiness. I did this with wellness ideas last year and it was SO inspiring!

I’ll go first and will give a few to get the creative juices flowing:

I’m a creature of affection and feel happiest when I’m loving others. Whether that’s calling a family member to say “hiii, I was thinking of you!” or eating up my husband with kisses, it brings me the most joy.

A good sweat to get the endorphins going and blood pumping! The physical and chemical jolt gives me a happiness high that’s hard to duplicate.

I’m best when I honor my needs. If that means saying “no” to plans so I can rest, or eating a piece of dark chocolate because I’m craving it, I always try to listen to my mind and body to stay nourished. Healthy nourishment equals happiness in my book.

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  1. Ah I love this so much! There are 4 things I do to make myself feel happy: get outside, catch up with/hug someone I love, read something, and move my body.

  2. I’m happiest when I wake up at 4am and begin working on my motivational blog. I usually start my day off with 15 min meditating on scripture, then I read a book,then I write my motivational blog. Early mornings I’m energized and my creative juice is flowing.

  3. Happiness for me comes in small forms & big! Whether its a warm cup of coffee in the morning while having “me” time and reading blogs, but also planning something to bring all the people I love (friends + family) together by entertaining!I’ve never NOT been happy after working out! Take time to do things for yourself & lastly, GIVE. Giving to others whether tangible or intangible.

    Can’t wait for the post!

  4. I love to walk outside, do a face or hair mask, read, and play with my dog! I also like to write down “happies” from my day each night and I share a few of them in a blog post at the end of the week!

  5. This is a lovely idea! My happy things are, in chronological order of the day: Lemon, turmeric, cayenne, cinnamon and black pepper warm tonic; big squishy cuddle with my daughter and planting lots of kisses all over her face (first thing in the am & whenever possible); running with music or a friend; creating healthy meals.

  6. When I need a happiness boost I love hitting up a high-energy barre class with a good dose of Beyonce. Helps to get me out of my head and back into my body!

  7. Exercise (whether that’s a barre class or just a long walk), being in the flow when I’m writing or creating content, connecting with my husband over dinner or good conversation (no screens!), and dedicated downtime.

  8. I’m happiest when I’m dancing–be it at a live music show or around the kitchen. It feels good to move and be expressive!

  9. I happiest when I hear a loved ones voice whether thats catching up on the phone during my lunch hour or laughing in person together. It reminds me that no matter where we are in the world, we can and will still be close.
    Keri Elaine

  10. Being in a long-distance relationship for one year and a half now, what makes me the happiest is getting a call from my boyfriend to wake me up (his time zone is 5 hours ahead of mine). Being able to see him (even if on video) just when I wake up simply brights my day.

  11. For me, happiness is all about the little things like cuddling with my man, eating ice cream, meditating, journaling, or watching something funny on TV.

  12. My happy is up bright and early before anyone else gets up. Having a large cup of coffee and front porch sitting with no phone, maybe a book. Being in my own quiet place.

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