I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t like to find more happiness in their daily lives.

Self care is so important, especially now. A wise friend of mine told me that sometimes happiness is a choice you need to make and that it won’t always come easy. We still need to try. Here are some ideas that I hope inspire you on adding more happiness to your life.

  1. Move your body: Exercise is good for your body and mind, period. Aim for 30 minutes of exercise each day.
  2. Build a strong network: From friends to coworkers, everyone you meet could become a client, a colleague or a referral.
  3. Learn to cook: You’ll eat better, feel accomplished and save money.
  4. Do something that scares you: Step out of your comfort zone, pushing your personal boundaries helps you grow.
  5. Live in the now: So many of us spend time worrying about the future and stressing about the past instead of living in the present.
  6. Learn the difference between true friends and fake friends: Then focus on the people who truly love you, and let the others fall aside.
  7. Accept your mistakes: You’re going to make a lot of mistakes throughout your life. And that’s okay. Do your best to learn from them.
  8. Take care of yourself: Eat healthy, sleep well and get exercise — it really does make a difference.
  9. Be humble and kind: Don’t knock others down to get to the top, what goes around does come around.
  10. Spend time with family: It’s so important to spend quality time with family members especially those who are elderly. Trust me on this one.
  11. Don’t compare your life to other people’s Instagram accounts: No one’s life is perfect, no matter how great a filter makes everything look.
  12. Expect change: Nothing in life is certain or constant. Do the best you can to keep your head up and face new challenges head-on.
  13. Work hard: Set yourself apart by always doing your best. Things won’t always work out as you hoped, but if you give it your best effort, you’ll feel good about yourself.
  14. Let go: Realize that there are many things that are outside of your control. What you can control is yourself – and your reactions to things.
  15. Talk less, listen more: A secret to building relationships is letting others speak first. This simple secret will help you more meaningfully connect with others.
  16. Pursue what you love: Whether it’s your career or your after-work hobby, make sure there are things in your life that you love. Carving out the time to do these things will make life more enjoyable.
  17. Love your body: Learn to look in the mirror and know that you are beautiful. Every “imperfection” is what makes you unique and interesting.
  18. Travel: Visiting other parts of the world offers you a chance to experience the lives of others and experience situations that teach you new things about yourself. Plus, there are so many beautiful places to see.
  19. Don’t compare yourself to others: Everyone is on different tracks through life and while you may sometimes envy the successes of others, your successes cannot be compared to anyone else’s.
  20. Appreciate your freedom: We have the freedom to be ourselves and to do what we love. Appreciate how lucky you are to live a life where you can choose your path every day.