My 51 Best One-Liner Tips for Happiness

51 tips for happiness

In this great game of life, I think the ultimate goal isn’t wealth or popularity or even freedom. It’s happiness. Because in the end, we just want to live a life we’re proud of – and every goal we create comes from the ultimate desire to be happy.

So over the years, countless books and endless pondering – here are 51 of my go-tips for happiness.


  1. Never let yourself stop playing. Life is about happiness and happiness comes from fun.
  2. Find something every day that makes you laugh.
  3. Don’t forget to spend time with your friends – work isn’t everything.
  4. Put your phone down when you’re with those you love and care about. They deserve your undivided attention.
  5. Limit the amount of time you spend on social media (or delete and stop living for a highlight reel). Don’t let yourself be too busy comparing yourself that you don’t live for yourself.
  6. Never argue with anyone online. If it’s a real disagreement, it deserves an in-person discussion.  Non-verbal cues convey more than words.
  7. Read something new everyday. Learning is the best investment in yourself.
  8. Do things that challenge you.
  9. Give advice only when it’s asked for.
  10. Manners go a long way.
  11. Speak your mind, but do it from a place of compassion. The truth may hurt but it’s always worth it.
  12. Stop caring if people don’t like you. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions – trust in yourself and those in your inner circle.
  13. Own less things. Live for moments instead of materials.
  14. Never talk about how much money you make.
  15. Know that you have the power to change your circumstances.
  16. Don’t focus on being busy – be productive.
  17. Always have a goal you are working toward. If you aren’t moving toward something, you’re falling away from it.
  18. If you’re not excited or passionate about it, pass on it.
  19. Be grateful for something every single day.   Better yet, write it down daily and recall back when you need to be refreshed.
  20. Travel whenever and wherever you can.
  21. Give to others more than you take for yourself.
  22. Show people when you appreciate them.
  23. Eat healthy for an extended period of time. Not a diet – but a real lifestyle of healthy food.
  24. Get organized – your house, your schedule, your life.
  25. Journal without edits.
  26. Follow a daily morning or evening routine.
  27. Take a mental break when you need it.
  28. Stop comparing yourself to others.
  29. Accept that sometimes you’ll lose arguments. Move on.
  30. Spend more time outdoors.
  31. Savor the little things.
  32. Have BIG long term goals.
  33. Find something you are passionate about and work tirelessly for it.
  34. Practice patience with everyone you meet.
  35. Be an action-taker.
  36. Be happy for the happiness of others.
  37. Surround yourself with people who motivate, inspire or brighten your life.
  38. Stop watching the news. It’s filled with negativity that only brings down your happiness.
  39. Take as many chances as you can to surround yourself with positive energy.
  40. Celebrate your personal accomplishments, no matter how small.
  41. Be okay letting negativity flow out of your life. Everything in life will evolve at some point so trust that positivity will flow back in.
  42. Turn off your phone alerts occasionally. Let yourself communicate on your time, not someone else’s.
  43. Call instead of texting for the people and situations you care about.
  44. Challenge yourself physically. Find how strong your body is capable of becoming.
  45. Surprise someone with an act of kindness.
  46. Restore your body, your energy and yourself with periods of rest.
  47. Splurge on yourself occasionally.
  48. Never stop working for something you truly want.
  49. Recognize that failure is inevitable. But it’s really just another opportunity to learn.
  50. Be a person of your word.
  51. And be PRESENT in everything you do.


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