Here are a few things I do to increase my daily happiness levels.
I’ve noticed that eating my green vegetables every day improves my happiness levels around 20%. I particularly love the brassica family of veggies like broccoli, asparagus, brussels sprouts, cauliflower.
Doing my high intensity interval training run once weekly improves my general happiness levels around 25-30%. All I do for that is an all out sprint for 30 seconds followed by 90 seconds of walking–repeat 7x. It’s about a 15 minute, fairly brutal workout. But it’s quick and knowing I only do it once a week for a 25-30% increase in feeling good makes it worth it. I also use my Bulletproof Vibe for 7 minutes/day.
Getting to bed early enough to get 8-9 hours of sleep (my personal needs currently) improves my general happiness levels ANOTHER 20%.
Then, of course, there’s meditating, blogging, dancing, reading–all in addition to the essentials of work and social time, which add a few more percentage points of happiness.
Work and social time are hugely important to my happiness. I’m at least twice as happy when I’m working and spending time with my loved ones consistently.
When I live in alignment with what I know works, life works.
It’s all so simple on paper. Just do the thing, and life works, right? Well, I think so, most of the time.
What are the simple things that work for you? What’s not working for you?
Drop me a line and let me know!