5 Little Things That Add Joy to Your Life

Before you even dive into the little things that make life all the more worth living, ask yourself one simple question – when was the last time you felt pure unparalleled joy? The kind of joy that keeps you in the moment, unburdened by all the stress factors that inevitably come with modern day life – it has become an incredibly challenging feat to achieve. It seems that we have surrendered under the attack of obligations and are just floating around like robots, doing things mechanically and literally not stopping to smell the roses. The good news is, we aren’t androids, we’re still warm humans capable of experiencing a range of emotions, including unfiltered joy. Even better news is, if you commit to certain simple steps, you will bring the joy back with the greatest of ease. You simply need to begin as of this moment, and before you know it, you’ll be truly living again, so let’s start, shall we?

What makes you truly happy and satisfied?

The simple pleasure

In these hectic lives we lead, more often than not, we become oblivious to the fact that amazing food is to be tasted and savored – eaten mindfully and we simply see the meals before us as fuel that keeps us going. There will be plenty of time to rush back to the office, keep an engagement, run errands and what not. When you’re in the presence of truly amazing food, wherever you are, be there in the moment and relish every single bite. From breakfast to dinner, commit to the moment. It may seem trivial, but great food deserves to be honored in this way, and in return, it will bring you precious moments of that true joy.

Desayuno Arroz Caldo

The health enhancer

Life is short, way too short to be spent in one place. Therefore, make it your mission to see as much of the world as you can possibly cram in a lifetime. Traveling doesn’t only enrich the soul, but it makes you more content, and comes with a set of scientifically proven health benefits on top. New places make us feel giddy, like we’re born again every time we step foot in an unfamiliar place. So, for starters, make it a priority to visit some of the most breathtaking destinations and then expand your list as you go. The more you experience, the more your euphoric your mind and spirit will be, so don’t postpone this type of pleasure.

Travel NOW and not later!

The foolproof mood-enhancer

Aside from the aforementioned simple yet effective pleasures, nothing has the power to boost your energy levels and improve your mood like physical activity. You can choose among a variety of sports from the elegant tennis to basketball to traditional or even new forms of exercising. The important thing is to move your body, keep it active. Serotonin – the happiness hormone is inextricably linked to exercising, so if you’re looking for something that will make your body produce all-natural joy – sports are the way to go. If you are not that into sports, you might want to consider other options to give your brain a treat of serotonin, and not miss out on the happiness. Maybe you can try out some recreational drugs such as the apple pie strain or even moonrock, given that it is legal in your country.

Red Ambassador Jacket from Vollaix

Treat yourself

Whether you’re a woman or a man, there is something deeply mysterious yet undeniable about the power of great underwear and lingerie to increase your self-confidence, and make you feel more attractive. So, if you’re a guy, go ahead and treat yourself to some men’s sexy underwear – you’ll feel the thrill just buying it, let alone wearing it. Great underwear is a major confidence-booster, regardless of gender, so start wearing the things that make you feel like a Greek god. Trust us, with sexiness comes the joy. It’s inevitable.

What are your favorite items to shop?

Let’s discuss hormones

Oxytocin is ‘associated with empathy, trust, sexual activity, and relationship-building.’ Hence, it’s popularly known as the love hormone. You probably see where we’re going with this – have as much sex and fall in love as soon as you find that someone who makes you feel all mushy and tingly. Yes, our generations have been almost programmed to distrust, as we have had our hearts broken one too many times, but hey, there is no feeling that can match the feeling of infatuation and falling in love. So, put yourself out there, both emotionally and physically and bring the joy to you. Take that leap of faith.

Are you memorizing all of this? You better, because these simple steps are bound to change your life for the better, so memorize them and then put these words into action. You’re very welcome.

Guest Post by Peter who is a travel editor at Men-Ual magazine. Beside blogging he worked as a travel journalist for many publications around UK & AU. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.

26 thoughts on “5 Little Things That Add Joy to Your Life”

  1. Yes, I agree with all of these tips! Very simple things we can do to feel better and take care of ourselves. I’m saving this article as a reminder!

  2. These 5 things are definitely going to bring joy to my life. I will take your advice and see the positive changes in my life happen.

  3. Omg.. the little things make me so happy!
    Good food, great company, amazing conversations
    It’s the little things. Really.

  4. This is a great post. People think it takes huge steps to change their life for the better, but the simple things can often have the most impact.

  5. This is a great roundup of things that can enhance your life. Amazing food is a great mood enhancer.

  6. Finding pleasure in the little things is SO important! I think you’ve found the key to true happiness. Thanks for sharing.

  7. These are some fun tips! I love treating myself to a nice pair of pajamas and a comfortable robe. It’s nice to be comfy, but not in old, weathered clothes like I have always done in the past.

  8. Good tip on enjoy amazing food, I usually spend at least half hour for breakfast just to savor the delicious taste. It has made my day.

  9. I think treating yourself is a good way to enhance your life. I treat myself by booking trips!

  10. yes, it’s the little things that keep us going. my boyfriend just bought me the best stupidest gift yesterday that ive been wanting. it made my day.

  11. I’m thankful to Peter for writing this article. It’s honest and raw and most importantly, hopeful. That’s what I needed right now.

  12. It’s super important to emphasize the small joys now that we are experiencing difficult times. It’s the small joys that make life worthwhile, especially if they are shared with those you love.

  13. The best for me is to visit places and rejuvenate myself. It brings me immense peace and happiness.

  14. Good tips to brighten my life here. I am going to take your advice and savor my food more and stop rushing. And a nice pair of underwear always sparks joy for me!

  15. The best for me here is TREAT YOURSELF. Whenever i dont feel good. I treat myself even just for a simple things.

  16. These are great things to do to keep up good spirits. It is a difficult time but I am still trying to keep my family happy and well adjusted. And we are doing several of these things.

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