finding joy each day

How to tap into joy each day

As a holistic practitioner, I often meet clients who are struggling to find joy and happiness in their lives. Many people believe that happiness is something that happens to them, and that it's out of their control. However, research shows that there are many things that we can do to increase our level of happiness and experience more joy in our lives. In this blog post, I will share some tips and strategies that can help you add more joy to your life.


Cultivate Gratitude

Gratitude is a powerful emotion that can help you feel happier and more fulfilled. Make a habit of regularly practicing gratitude by keeping a gratitude journal or taking a few minutes each day to reflect on the things you are grateful for. Focus on the positives in your life and appreciate the little things that bring you joy.


Connect with Others

Human beings are social creatures, and we thrive on connection and relationships. Make time to connect with friends and loved ones, and seek out new social connections as well. Join a club or organization that interests you, or volunteer for a cause you believe in. Building meaningful relationships can increase your happiness and give you a sense of purpose.


Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help you live in the present moment and appreciate the beauty of life. Start by practicing mindfulness meditation for a few minutes each day. Take the time to notice your surroundings, breathe deeply, and appreciate the present moment. By living mindfully, you can reduce stress and increase your sense of wellbeing.


Find Activities that Bring You Joy

We all have activities that we enjoy, whether it's reading, cooking, or playing sports. Take the time to find activities that bring you joy and make them a regular part of your life. Make time for hobbies and interests that you are passionate about, and seek out new experiences that challenge you and bring you joy.


Take Care of Your Body

Our physical health is closely linked to our mental health, and taking care of your body can help you feel happier and more fulfilled. Make sure you are getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly. Take time to relax and de-stress, whether it's through yoga, meditation, or other forms of self-care.


There are many things you can do to add more joy to your life. By cultivating gratitude, connecting with others, practicing mindfulness, finding activities that bring you joy, and taking care of your body, you can increase your sense of wellbeing and live a happier, more fulfilling life. Remember, happiness is not something that happens to you – it's something you create through your thoughts, actions, and choices.


Here is my Haiku on a happy life:


Gratitude and friends,

Mindfulness, joy, self-care too,

Happy life abounds.