7 Steps Towards a Happier Life

Do you ever have those days, sometimes weeks (and I hope no longer) where you just feel off, grumpy or unhappy?
I felt that way last week. Very tense. I wasn’t sure what was wrong, but I felt so not me.

Luckily, when I went in to listen to my weekly dose of the Happier podcast, I told you guys here all about my podcast obsessions, an old episode replayed on its own!

I think it was heaven sent or universe sent or *whatever you want to insert here* sent!

The episode proposed adopting the following “Essential 7′ for Happiness and Good Habits.

1. Eat and drink more healthfully (give up sugar, eat more vegetables, drink less alcohol)

2. Exercise regularly

3. Save, spend, and earn wisely (save regularly, pay down debt, donate to worthy causes, make purchases that contribute to happiness or habits, pay taxes, stay current with expense reports, take classes to expand career options)

4. Rest, relax, and enjoy (pursue a hobby instead of cruising the internet, enjoy the moment, stop checking email, get enough sleep, spend less time in the car, take time for myself)

5. Stop procrastinating, make consistent progress (practice an instrument, set aside two hours daily for uninterrupted work, learn a language, maintain a blog, keep a gratitude journal)

6. Simplify, clear, and organize (make the bed every day, file regularly, put keys away in the same place, recycle, give away unused clothing)

7. Engage more deeply—with other people, with God, with yourself, with the world (call family members, read the Bible every day, volunteer, spend time with friends, observe the Sabbath, spend time alone in nature)

I can right away tell you that I was needing more of 2, 5, 6, and 7!

So I went for a run. Finally updated my blog (do you like?). I did my laundry, and I had sushi with a friend.

This week I seriously feel rejuvenated, motivated and HAPPY! 🙂

I understand it may not be as easy for some to get over a difficult situation, as I am making it out to be. However, try taking any of the 7 steps towards a happier life to help! Small efforts can make all the difference. 🙂

What about you? Do you need any of the 7 above?



Listen to the Happier Podcast Episode 90 here .

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12 thoughts on “7 Steps Towards a Happier Life

  • Reply Tiffany Van Zanen May 4, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I needed this ! Thank you beauty.

    • Reply Zayda May 5, 2017 at 7:11 pm

      Thank you for reading, my love!

  • Reply Ana Rodriguez May 4, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Thank you soo much
    For that medicine to the heart and life love ! Loved all your advices ! Me cayeron como anillo al dedo .. I will start as of now! Much love to you girly❤

    • Reply Zayda May 5, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      LOL funniest saying! Thanks love!!!

  • Reply Alba Kniskern May 3, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh I needed this. LOVED IT SO MUCH. Thanks a million!!! And I’ll definitely check out this podcast soon, too!

    • Reply Zayda May 5, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      Please let me know if you listen to it and what you think. it is THE best 🙂 thank you for reading!!!!

  • Reply Esmeralda May 3, 2017 at 10:16 am

    All of these are so me but especially #2!!! I almost have to do some type of workout just to feel a bit better about the day! lol

    This was so helpful!

    • Reply Zayda May 5, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      it is the easiest way to claim a good mood lol thank you for reading!

  • Reply your sister May 3, 2017 at 8:50 am

    I need to do 1-7 lol

    • Reply Zayda May 5, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      honestly, me too!!! HAHAHHA

  • Reply Ericka Contreras May 3, 2017 at 7:38 am

    I love this! I have been feeling “not me” for some days now and this definitely helped!

    • Reply Zayda May 5, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      so happy to hear! I hope you feel better!

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