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Written by Myke Celis

August 17, 2021

Happiness is a matter of choice.

And that’s a fact.

You see, things may not always go as planned and we might find ourselves disappointed in the process once in a while.

However, it doesn’t mean that we don’t have a choice to see beyond unfortunate situations.

A lot of times we have read time and again about tips on how to be happy.

However, what we tend to forget is that before we can even make happiness a habit, we must first consider where we associate it.

Let me tell you this now:

Stop associating happiness with things that have yet to come or happen.

Remove the context of attaching happiness to a goal, a person, a new relationship, an event which hasn’t arrived yet.

That’s the only way you can truly appreciate the now and come up with your own happy habits.

So once you’ve made that choice to be fully present in the moment, check out these happy habits you can create so that you always start and end your day with a smile.

It’s actually a continuation of the habits of genuinely happy people list I made before.

Why? because we can always have room for happy habits that make us smile and our hearts, overflow.

1.) Lend a helping hand

No one is too powerless to help others in need. A simple kind gesture can have a big impact on someone else’s life (and yours as well). Never underestimate your own ability to change someone’s life in an instant. Helping out does not always have to be grand always; even the smallest gestures count. What matters is the intention behind and how you can turn that to inspiration to create even bigger impact in the lives of others there after.

2.) Declutter your space

A beautiful space can be quite inspiring. Oftentimes, your space reflects your overall state so make sure that you do away with whatever no longer serves a purpose and keep those which continuously inspire you. Having a clean, well-kept space allows you to focus on what matters most: your well-being, happiness and your goals.

3.) Check in with yourself regularly

Allow yourself to acknowledge how you feel. Dn’t run away from your emotions. Instead, openly embrace them and then work around them there after. By recognizing them, you are able to keep yourself grounded and centered at all times, which helps make you genuinely happy and anxiety free, something that’s very timely amidst the pandemic.

4.) Let go of negative thoughts and grudges

Any form of negativity weighs you down and holds you back from becoming your own #bestmeever . So by consistently allowing yourself to let go of them, you create more space for more beautiful and inspiring things to come into your life as you become the person you’re meant to be.

5.) Amplify your strengths

It’s always such a pleasurable experience doing what you know you’re genuinely good at. Take time to practice every single day and allow yourself to confidently showcase your skills to the rest of the world. Sharing your gifts can help inspire others as well who are struggling with working on theirs.

I hope that these tips can help you build happy habits that work for you.

Looking forward to seeing you become happier in the days to come.

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1 Comment

  1. Heidi Alvarez

    Thank you for this Coach Myke. Sometimes I forget to really live in the moment and be able to appreciate what’s in my space. Guess I need to do some brain dumping to declutter my mind and be able to appreciate what life is. And am choosing happiness to be my #bestmeever.


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