May 12, 2016 by  
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Happiness is something that everyone wants but I’m sure you know of many people that are not happy. Most of us find ourselves happy for long and short periods at least here and there but we also have many times in our lives that we are not so happy and may even be downright depressed.  For years now I’ve kept a large card in my planner that I look at once in a while. It’s a list of “13 Ways for Happiness”.  I don’t remember where I got it but it’s pretty darn helpful, so I wanted to share it with my readers and I hope you make a copy of it and look at it often and share it with others.


  1. Buy Experience—it’s so much more satisfying and long lasting if you spend your money more on experience than buying stuff.
  2. Get Quality sleep.
  3. Take time to write down what you are grateful for and write to others sending your gratitude.
  4. Surround yourself with happy people.
  5. Tidy up and get organized.
  6. Boost your endorphins through exercise and, remember, that if you smile, even if forced, it will boost your good brain chemicals.
  7. Give back through volunteer work and random acts of kindness.
  8. Learn a new skill.
  9. Pay yourself first.
  10. Go offline.
  11. Be on time.
  12. Be true to yourself.
  13. Every day take note of 3 positive things in your life.

To this list I would also add a big one that seems to always help me, not only in my financial life but in boosting my happiness factor, and that is to set big goals and little goals and write them down complete with a due date on each. So make that 14 ways to gain more happiness!


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