10 Thoughts On Finding Joy In Everyday Life

by | Jun 29, 2021 | Life

Joy is a feeling of great pleasure. It is a choice that you can make to be happy in your life, whatever the circumstances. You should be positive and think that there is still hope. 

Joy is within your grasp. It is sometimes subdued with negative feelings. In those times it is important to focus on Joy.

Here are a few ways in which you can find joy in everyday life. 

1. Practice an attitude of gratitude

It is a conscious habit to express thankfulness and appreciation for every part of your life.  Every day spend five minutes writing down five things that you are grateful for. Expressing gratitude with others multiplies joy. An attitude of gratitude makes you feel happier and creates more positive vibes around you. 

Joy in feeling of gratitude

2. Add happiness right now

Understand what could bring joy to your life. Change your perspective of being happy. Just add happiness and contentment to your life on this day and be cheerful. 

3. Take care of yourself

Make self-care a part of your routine. You are required to hit the reset button every now and then. This should make you a better version of yourself. Keep aside a few minutes each day just for yourself. It makes you resilient. 

4. Do something that excites you

Take away a few minutes from your busy life and do an activity you are passionate about. Be it a hobby such as painting/singing or good habits such as daily exercise/meditation, do that. It boosts your mental health and makes you happy.

joy of doing what you love
Do What You Love

5. Enjoy and appreciate small things –

Joy is connected to appreciating particular things. Acknowledge small actions which are pleasurable. Enjoy positive experiences to be in a good mood. These small actions create good. Stop worrying about small things. 

6. Be with positive people

If you spend too much time around the pessimists, you might have a sour mood. When you are around happy people, you tend to feel happier. The positive influence of these people affects your choices in life. 

7. Laugh more

Laughter has many health benefits. When you laugh endorphins are released into your body which is good for you. It reduces stress and boosts your immunity.

8. Spend time with your loved ones

Strike up a conversation with friends and family. You tend to be happy when you connect with people. Even if it is a virtual happy hour, just go for it. Social connections and small talk with strangers make you feel happier. 

joy with family
Spending Time With Family

9. Go outside

Did you know?  Spending just 5 minutes walking in a natural and green environment will increase happiness.  Great outdoors could make you healthier and happier. Spending time in nature soothes your brain. Exploring a local park or walking through the woods reduces stress and blood pressure. Being with nature increases your creativity and life expectancy. 

10. Find bliss in what you have

Be aware of what you already have. Appreciate the little things which are just in front of your eyes rather than wishing things were different. Contentment is about peaceful satisfaction. Learn to enjoy simple things in life. 

Joy and happiness are within your grasp, but sometimes just out of reach. Understanding what works best for you is the first step in finding joy in everyday life. Be more joyful by downloading the Joyscore App.

Dr. Bob Singhal

Professor Bhupendra 'Bob' Singhal, has taught creativity by joy and right-brain thinking, is a renowned international architect, won major design competitions, has over 70 awards, publications, and media mentions, and served as President of the American Institute of Architects South Bay. In 2011, in his book Joy in Health and Happiness: Your Optimal Path to Success, Professor Singhal wrote about the transformative power of joy and helped readers learn to enhance their daily experience of it.


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