41 Little Daily Habits for Growth and Happiness

There are little things we can do each day to empower our lives for more happiness and fulfillment.

Dr. Glenn Williams, Senior Lecturer in Psychology once said: “It is the small, and often unexpected, pleasures in life that can make us smile each and every day to help us build happier and more meaningful lives for ourselves and for others.”

Below you’ll find a list of the little things that can make a difference to your happiness.

  1. Wake up to a beautiful alarm song or sound – not just a BUZZ
  2. Wake early enough so that you can take your time in the morning
  3. Hydrate yourself slowly with 1 liter of water before your first meal
  4. Meditate for 10 minutes
  5. Pray for other people’s good health
  6.  Smile with your Friends and Family
  7.  Listen to Soulful Music
  8.  Send a message to a friend you care about
  9.  Think about 1 thing you’re most grateful about
  10.  Share something hilarious with someone
  11.  Walk outside in nature and really take in the surroundings
  12.  Be mindful of how many times you Check Social Media
  13.  Avoid the News first thing in the morning
  14.  Breathe as deeply as you can
  15.  Listen to an educational Audiobook or Podcast
  16.  Read an article or book you find interesting
  17.  Like something great someone’s shared
  18.  Stretch 
  19.  Listen to one song on repeat while working
  20.  Look forward to the moment you find yourself in
  21.  Eat 1 fruit and 1 Vegetable (or more)
  22.  Relax the muscles around your eyes
  23.  Shake someone’s hand with warmth
  24.  Hug someone with love
  25.  Watch a funny video
  26.  Take a short 5 min break for every hour of work done
  27.  Watch a great TV Show or Stand-up
  28.  Send a message of appreciation to someone
  29.  Take notes on 3 things you’ve learned this week
  30.  Journal your thoughts, ideas, and dreams
  31.  Read your goals so that you’re motivated
  32.  Keep track of how much money you’ve spent on Food
  33.  Hang out with a friend
  34.  Wear your favorite piece of jewelry
  35.  Groom yourself well
  36.  Dress yourself well
  37.  Read inspiring quotes
  38.  Remind yourself that you’re exactly where you need to be
  39.  Do one kind thing for someone
  40.  Tidy your home so that it’s clutter free
  41.  Eat something you absolutely love

 Samy Felice is a writer who is passionate about unique ideas related to living a meaningful life. His Free Guide explores ways people can make success easier.