Ah, happiness. A whole branch of psychology, experiments and countless books have been dedicated to studying it! More than simply a positive mood, happiness is a state of well-being that encompasses living a good life – that is, one with a sense of meaning and deep satisfaction.
Founder of the popular Happsters happiness movement, Kelli Pease has grown her passion for spreading happiness from sharing daily inspiration on the ‘gram to her newest mission, creating opportunities for connection and empowerment IRL through Happsters Squads nationwide.
While everyone seems to have their own take on what leads to lasting happiness, Kelli’s is simple – focus on gratitude, growth, giving and gathering. Below, we’re sharing our favorite simple, yet meaningful ways to cultivate each in your daily life for a happier state of mind!
Gratitude is the attitude – research shows that it can make you a healthier, happier and more productive human. Expressing gratitude can help relieve stress and create a more optimistic outlook on life. Sounds like that’s one practice worth making part of your daily routine! We love to:
When we develop different aspects of ourselves, we get closer to achieving our fullest potential. Continual learning leads to boosted confidence and feeling more passionate about life, thereby increasing our happiness. Easy ways to grow every day include:
Giving back globally and to your local community builds a kinder world, and makes you feel more engaged and positive in the process. Some of our favorite ways to focus on giving include:
There is strength – and happiness – to be found in community. Whether it’s a deep belly laugh with an old pal or a supportive text from a budding friend, the power of connection is real. A few of our favorite ways to connect with others include: