How To Add More Pleasure And Joy To Your Life

Posted on July 16th, 2013

Photo by Mallu2007

Simple Steps To Experience More Happiness

  • Assume positive intent of others
  • Exercise
  • Get more sleep
  • When getting home from work, the first thing you tell your partner is the best thing that happened that day
  • Move closer to where you work
  • Random acts of kindness — randomly pay for someone’s drive thru order behind you
  • Think of something you use everyday, make sure it is the best quality you can afford, and maintain it at top quality
  • Walk at least 30 minutes a day
  • Stop comparing yourself to others
  • Remove advertising from your life
  • Get a dog
  • Smile for yourself
  • Smile at others
  • Give more and expect less
  • Help the people around you
  • Get enough sunlight
  • Know when to quit
  • Replace negative people in your life with positive people
  • Watch comedy
  • Eat chocolate
  • Distribute food to poor children
  • Dance
  • Listen to music
  • Cuddle
  • Sit by the sea
  • Play with pets
  • Show gratitude for the good things you have
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Journaling
  • Watch Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness

Source: Quora

Pleasure Activities

  1. Create a list of activities you do for pleasure or you get a sense of achievement from. Try to think of more each day and add to the list.

  2. Make note of how each activity makes you feel.

  3. Find time to complete some of these tasks every day.

  4. If there are some activities that you can’t yet do, but want to do, put them on your “really want to do soon” list.

Examples of fun activities to help get started

  1. Listening to music

  2. Playing soccer

  3. Playing golf

  4. Having a bath

  5. Going for a swim

  6. Going for a job

  7. Watching a movie

  8. Watching favourite TV show

  9. Going shopping

  10. Going bowling

  11. Working on car/bike

  12. Sex

  13. Reading poetry

  14. Cooking

  15. Surfing

  16. Playing video games

  17. Have coffee at a café

  18. Riding bike

  19. Playing pool/billiards

  20. Looking at photos

  21. Bushwalks

  22. Playing volleyball

  23. Picnics

  24. Playing cards

  25. Discussing politics

  26. Playing with pets

  27. Woodworking

  28. Getting a massage

  29. Watching a sporting event

  30. Hobbies (e.g., collecting things)

  31. Going horse riding

  32. Lying in the sun

  33. Talking to others

  34. Camping

  35. Going on holiday

  36. Going to the beach

  37. Going fishing

  38. Having a relaxed evening

  39. Debating

  40. Going to the zoo/aquarium

  41. Eating

  42. Going to the gym

  43. Playing cricket

  44. Playing hockey

  45. Driving

  46. Doing jigsaws

  47. Buying things

  48. Playing basketball

  49. Doing martial arts

  50. Playing netball

  51. Yoga

  52. Playing squash

  53. Playing tennis

  54. Going surfing

  55. Photography

  56. Surfing the net

  57. Getting hair done

  58. Kissing

  59. Going to museums and galleries

  60. Going to church, synagogue, temple, or mosque

  61. Throwing parties

  62. Going to parties

  63. Exercise

  64. Having a meal with friends

  65. Singing

  66. Going sailing

  67. Praying

  68. Going to concerts or plays

  69. Sewing

  70. Working

  71. Reading books

  72. Playing board games

  73. Volunteering

  74. Having a BBQ

  75. Eating out

  76. Acting

  77. Cleaning

  78. Meditating

  79. Playing with children

  80. Sleeping

  81. Gardening

  82. Going canoeing

  83. Painting/drawing

  84. Skating

  85. Skiing

  86. Writing

  87. Reading newspaper

  88. Dancing

  89. Rock climbing

  90. Doing crosswords/word games

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