Skip to main content

Simple Ways to Bank Happiness

bank happiness, natural high activities, how to be happy
Enjoying a time outside, even if it's just
outside a new church.
It's the letter H week. What an inspiration to write on happiness.

I am working on building my reserves. Over the span of many years, I have been burdened with stress that made my happy bank empty. I compiled a list of things I do and will do to make me happy.



13 Things to Make You Happy


1. Sniff some scent – Vanilla, cinnamon
2. Eat good and take supplements
  • Ginseng 
  • Healthy Food
  • Spicy food (hot enough that I can tolerate). This means mild to me.
  • Dark chocolate

3. Laugh or smile -- laughter yoga, watch Mr. Bean videos
4. Enjoy the music – Play, listen or sing. I like 70's, 80's (my almost-stress-free times), Christian, Country. I like listening to my Amazon Prime Music, singing with Smule app, or playing the guitar and piano as a forever beginner. :)
5. Go outdoors, enjoy the nature (walk in the park, hike with my dogs)
6. Meditate, deep-breathe, or do yoga- Kundalini
7. Exercise

  • 7-minute exercise x 2 (15 minute HIIT)
  • 15-minute exercise of any form minimum (running, walking, sports)
  • Exercise with a group (join challenges. I like Fitbit)
  • Extreme sports (in my case this would be running to escape the Zombies using Zombies Run app)
  • Do chores: vacuum, sweep, mow the lawn, garden (and you'd say, "really?"

8. Sleep 7-9 hours a day.
Join ABC Wednesday for the theme
letter of the week inspiration
9. Plan a trip even if I don't go.
10. Practice gratitude by journaling, praying or blogging.
11. Help others – donate, spend money for a cause, support co-workers with their business, buy concert tickets, and donate blood as able. (Have your tried Charity Miles and Donate-ad-photo?)
12. Spend time with loved ones.
13. Go to the church that I like.


Do you have other tips not listed here that will not break the bank?

Comments

  1. My girls phone us most days and the most HEARTWARMING thing I can
    HEAR them say is 'I love you Mama'. Of course I reciprocate the feeling.
    AS I'm disabled with rheumatoid arthritis and have extremely limited mobility,
    Amazingly, I hardly ever have 'down days'but when I do I think about the good things in life,
    of which of all there are many, including my family and kind and caring husband.
    I like to watch a DVD of my favourite musicals and funny films. I write a lot and also read, I play on-line scrabble and also have a blog site. I've made so many friends this way and even met some of them. I like to plan holidays by scouring the holiday sites to find a suitable cottage for us. We don't venture abroad any more but have had some fantastic holidays in the UK....
    All theses things make me very HAPPY !
    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My kids are teens and I love hearing from them over the phone when they are away, something mothers do not get tired off.

      Delete
  2. Working on/with mindfulness lately I totally understand what you mean, wishing you all the happiness possible.

    Have a nice ABC-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/abc-wednesday-19-h/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is not hard. I just have to make time for it.

      Delete
  3. Great list! I am not doing all sadly! :(
    Happy ABCW!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is nice to get to pick from the list and have choices.

      Delete

Post a Comment

Thanks for reading. I would love to read your comment.

Popular Posts

New Year 2021 Gratitude

Welcome to my first post in the New Year 2021. Most of my off days are still spent indoors. It is cold outside. 39 degrees in Colorado. With still some social distancing, I still have many things to be grateful for this second wave of COVID. A family member was hospitalized in December but released in early January in better health. The COVID population in my hospital is low. I completed my 2/2 COVID immunization. It is something to be thankful for being in Tier 1A as I work in the intensive care unit. A working fireplace to sit close to - at home. A pedicure service for me and my daughter (and a cheese grater for callus removal *laughing out loud*) Chair massager at home to go home to after a long day at work. My family loves the chair, even little Josiah who is not even two. Funny Josiah whatever he does. He eats like a dog with a spoon and fork in his hands. Who needs those spoons and forks? They are just props. Kiddie masks fitting Josiah. He does not mind much wearing it. For many

Comfort

I harvested some greens from my indoor hydroponic planter . The greens can't get fresher than these, harvested right from my dining room. They are perfect with the Costco-size beef and pork.  I cooked six dishes. Most left-overs will be frozen for later like after-work dinner when most times, we are too exhausted to cook. I am grateful for the memory of cooking comfort I remembered from childhood in the Philippines--peanut stew, adobo, pork chops seasoned with lemon pepper, and sour soup.  I am grateful for the recipes readily available from the internet, the oven, instapot, and air fryer. I was able to cook 6 dishes in 2 hours, preparation time included. You'd think I was in a cooking contest under time-pressure. Only the judges (my family) are more forgiving and very appreciative of my cooking. I am grateful for the simple things I get to enjoy with my family--walking outdoors, however cold, before the snow hit--picture taking, and watching TV together. I am even thankful for

Visit

Surrounding  Visiting Spending time with the people you love Takes a chunk of your time Yet the pay off is worthwhile I did these just yesterday and the day before While the days were bright, no rain, no pour So today it’s wet and we could not go out  I am thankful we did as we all look up