Simple Ways to Have Happy Experiences. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing seven simple ways to have happy experiences. Happiness is a “now you feel it. Now you don’t” emotion. I know this from personal experience and from hearing about the experiences of others. Sometimes I’m thrilled, sad, joyful, contented, frustrated, and sometimes very neutral. Several years ago, I had no reference point for the word happy. I technically knew the meaning of the word. However, the experience eluded me. Joy, I could do, pleased for some reason, no.
One day during a workshop, the word happy was demonstrated to me with much laughter from the audience. Now I get a “happy” band. Remember, it’s a fun experience. Many small things can make me happy and give me endless joy. I’ve listed seven simple ways to experience a happy moment, but in the first check, you have a reference point to the word happy. Find out what happiness means to you.
Simple Ways to Have Happy Experiences
Remember Or Create A ‘Happy’ Moment
When you live the experience of ‘happy,’ your mind and body will remember.
Feel the happiness in all parts of you. Expand this feeling if need be. Practise this daily.
Access The Present moment
Notice what happens to you when you’re focussed on a comedy show on television, when you listen to light-hearted music or when you dance – even if it’s on your own. I sometimes groove to a tune in my office when no one’s looking – it makes me feel good and calm, gives me a break from what I’m doing, and makes me laugh at myself!
Invite friends Over For Some Playtime
Organise paper, crayons, paint, and coloured pencils, whatever you can think of and do some drawings or paintings. You could also ask each person to bring along a plate of food.
Spend Time With Nature
go for a walk down the beach or park, observe wildlife in your area or visit a plant nursery. Notice your mood when amongst the spirit of nature.
Take something with you that gives you great pleasure, such as a book, journal for writing or your MP3 player and sit and “Be” under the canopies of trees for a few hours.
Learn something new such as another language, pottery or painting or start your meditation, personal or spiritual development program. You’re only ever limited by your imagination.
Join A Club Or Group That You Have An Interest In
You can then expand your friendship base with other like-minded souls. With any of the above activities, assess what and how you’re feeling, where you feel the emotion, and how much you are laughing, grinning, or smiling. Remember them totally by living the experience; you can then recall this memory when you want to.
Include memory of your experience, colours, smells, sounds and tastes – all the better for remembering your happy time. Quiet time spent alone can open the door to the possibility of connection to that most amazing and magical part of you, your true self, the spirit within.
From my experience, the key to a happy life begins with remembering who you are, knowing what gives you enjoyment, being present, and knowing that regardless of your circumstances, no one can take away your thoughts or dreams; they are yours to keep for as long as you wish.
I hope you enjoy that.
I try to find the happy and positive in all situations, although admittedly, some are MUCH harder than others!
I do agree that being present helps so much in my happiness. Thanks for this post! Great tips.
Thank you for reminding us that being happy shouldn’t be hard and complicated. I love these ideas that you share on how to create happy experiences. So far spending time with nature makes me the happiest.
With all the negativity that seems to be going on around us, focusing on the happy is more important than ever. I have to remember to play more.
I love spending time in nature, it is so peaceful and calming being out in the world exploring the woods, desert, etc.
I love this post so much! It’s so true and far too often overlooked on how to have simple and stress-lacking fun things to do!
catherine santiago jose
This is such a wonderful post and very important especially nowadays that everyone is having a hard time to cope up from the pandemic we’re all experiencing. This is definitely a great help for everyone to be happy in this time of trouble, hardship, and anxiety.
Forever My Little Moon
These are all wonderful ideas for after the pandemic. Right now we’re keeping safe by social distancing.
Love the section about being present! Im challenging myself to do this more.
So true! I need to remember to incorporate all of these into my everyday life!
Yes to all of this! Stay in the moment! Each one is so special! I think we see that in pictures but it is hard to do it in everyday life!
Being present is super important. It is so easy to get caught up in technology and being overwhelmed and forget to be in the moment.
These are super easy and effective for our own happiness! I’m a personal junkie so learning something new brings me so much joy!
I ALWAYS remind myself to stay in the present moment. I think this is huge for happiness.
I seriously need this after having two babies
Spending time with nature is my favorite. I love being outside and soaking in the fresh air and my surroundings.
Nature is my all-time number one. However I have to remember to be present in the moment. Sometimes I have so much going on that I forget to enjoy what’s right in front of me. Great tips thank you.
My go to is spending time in nature, It always makes me happy to go out on a walk 🙂
Nature is always the key to my happiness!! Just being around it brings a smile to my face.
These are great reminders! My favorite is accessing the present moment! I need to remember this from time to time!
Love your second point about being present. Technology has made it extra hard for us to focus on the things that make us make us feel good – social media has made it harder, to be more specific!