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12 Habits of All Happy Women

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Good days and bad days come and go—but it is essential to cultivate a balance and long-term happiness that comes from small things and activities. All happy women share the same habits, and the sooner you start to follow these tips, the happier you will feel.

#1. They Practice Self-Care

It is easy to fall into a spell of procrastination and put off an appointment with your dentist or beautician because you are too busy, but self-care is crucial to your well being. Taking care of your body means loving yourself as a person—it goes way beyond aesthetics. Self-care can be as simple as splurging on a new bag or sleeping in for an extra 15 minutes in the morning.

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#2. They Have a Routine

Establishing a daily routine is key to finding balance in your life because it reminds you to create space for the things you love. If you do not have a routine yet, find a moment to write down the things that you would like to accomplish in a day and go from there. Try not to be too ambitious, but find the time to do activities that give you positive energy, like five minutes of meditation. Using your morning hours well will set you up for a whole day of success. Perfecting a morning routine that is positive, productive, and fulfilling is not an easy task. While everyone is different, it is important to create a morning routine that is in line with your priorities, strengths, and needs.

If you are looking to develop a morning routine, make more space for the things you love, and stop feeling so overwhelmed every morning. Check out Crystal’s course perfectly named Make Over Your Mornings. And it does just that. This is the course that helped me immensely to develop a morning routine, streamline my morning task, get organized, and helped me experience more clarity in my daily life. Click HERE to learn more about Make Over Your Mornings, and how it can help you upgrade your morning routine.

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#3. They Are Open Minded 

A happy woman is always open to life and to what it can offer. It is important to have values and principles, but it also crucial to stay open to change your mind and discover new things because openness and curiosity allow you to grow and evolve. Try to look at the world from a different perspective, or find a new hobby.

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#4. They Keep Smiling

A simple smile can change the day of the person you meet. When you walk around, remember that everyone is fighting a battle, big or small—you cannot help everybody, but you can smile to show compassion and support. If you start the day smiling, the world will laugh back—positive energy attracts positive energy.

#5. They Are Kind

A random act of kindness can mean a lot for the person that receives it, and there are so many things you can do on a daily basis to show compassion to the people you love—and also strangers. You can call a friend that you haven’t spoken to in a long time; you can bake some cookies and give them to your neighbors—and you can volunteer at a homeless center.

#6. They Express Gratitude

We often think about what we do not have, instead of being thankful for the things we have and for the love we receive from the people who surround us. Gratitude has the power to reframe the difficult times and show us that we are lucky despite the challenges we face. It is a great habit to remember what you have before going to sleep, from simple things like a warm bed to the people who love you. 

To help you better practice gratitude I recommend you check out The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life or The Little Book of Gratitude: Create a life of happiness and wellbeing by giving thanks. These books helped me to see life in a different light; I found myself being more grateful and confident in my daily life.

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#7. They Have A Regular Exercise Routine

Moving your body is essential for your physical health because it keeps you in shape and it strengthens your muscles—but it also necessary for your emotional health because it releases stress and brings back the focus to the present. After exercising, you will feel a rush of energy that will be beneficial to the rest of your daily activities.

Exercising does not always have to mean purchasing a membership at your local gym. Your exercise routine should include something you love to do, and you look forward to. Not many people like going to the gym to work out due to the overcrowding and the competitive environment, and if you are on a budget, it can be hard to shell out the money every month. So it is essential to find the one exercise that you absolutely love to keep you motivated. For me that one exercise is yoga, yoga has so many benefits including lowering blood pressure, increase flexibility, weight reduction, and relaxing the mind.

I highly recommend you check out the Brilliant Yoga Ebook if you are a beginner looking to incorporate yoga into your daily life. Brilliant yoga is a weight loss and well-being success system, developed by a team of yoga teachers to help you feel better without modern medicine. This is the course that helped me with ridding of my lower back pain and find the one exercise that I can look forward to. Click HERE to learn more about the Brilliant Yoga program.

#8. They Have Passion

When we get tired and busy, it is easy to forget the motivation behind our actions. In those moments, it is essential to remember why we chose our life path and what our goals are. If you do not like your job, and you feel stuck, never forget your true passions and find time for them. Hard work is not enough to succeed in life—passion is a crucial element to reach your goals.

Discovering your passion does not always come easy, it is very common to be well into adulthood and not know what you are passionate about. I recommend reading  Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth. I have read this book two times, and each time I finish it I am inspired all over again. In this book, you will discover the power of passion and perseverance and how it trumps talent every single time.  This is the book that helped me to not only find my passion but to discover how important it is to possess it, to lead a happy and fulfilling life. 

If you are still having trouble finding your passion, I would highly recommend you check out Master Class; master class is an online education platform. You can access tutorials and lectures pre-recorded by experts in various fields including painting, drama, music, cooking, writing, filmmaking, photography, and more. What better way to discover what you are truly passionate about by learning a new skill taught by an expert? Click HERE to learn more about how you can start learning with Master Class.

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#9. They Spend Time Alone

A happy woman understands that she needs time alone to get to know herself and her true desires. It is crucial to spend time with yourself especially when you have to make important decisions—and also after a breakup, to be able to look at things from a distance and decide what you want and what you do not want in future relationships. Two of my favorite things to do alone is to listen to audiobooks and meditate. 

I love listening to self-help books on Audible when I have some time alone to focus on me. Audible has the world’s largest selection of audiobooks, with over 425,000 audiobooks available you are sure to find a perfect listen for you. You can try audible for free for 30 days, and if you click HERE, you will get two FREE audiobooks on us. This is the product that helped me to make more time for reading in my daily alone time. 

#10. They Are Positive

Life is complicated, and it is hard sometimes to stay positive during challenging times. The best weapons against negative thoughts are gratitude, exercise, and focusing on the present. The first activity reminds you of the good things you have, the second release accumulated stress, and the third one is a state of mind that you learn to cultivate through meditation.

Meditating has tremendous benefits including reducing stress, improving sleep, increasing focus, and improving relationships. Meditation truly changed my life for the better; I have meditation to credit for my new found happiness and inner peace. Meditation can be overwhelming and frustrating when you are a beginner. If you are a beginner hoping to learn more about meditating and how to start, I would highly recommend checking out the Master Your Mind Beginner’s Course. This is the product that helped me to start meditating regularly and doing it the proper way to ensure maximum benefits. The Master, Your Mind Beginner’s Course, helps to break meditation down into much simpler steps, through an in-depth 5-week step by step program that includes 35 short daily lessons, organized by week. With clear and easy to follow instructions. Click HERE to learn more about the Course that changed my life. 

#11. They Have Accountability

A happy woman feels responsible for her actions and never blames others for her own mistakes. The key here is taking steps based on what you want, and not based on other people’s opinions. If you take complete charge of your actions, you are more likely to feel responsible for them and learn from your mistakes.

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#12. They Accept Their Flaws

Perfection does not exist, and pursuing it means wasting your energy. Happiness is also about accepting your flaws, physical and behavioral. This does not mean that you do not want to work to change parts of your personality and grow. It simply means that you can accept what you cannot change and highlight your strengths. It is not always easy to accept yourself flaws and all. You are not alone, and it is okay if you find yourself struggling with this concept. I recommend reading You Are A Bad Ass by Jen Sincero and Body Outlaws by Ophira Edut and Rebecca Walker. These books tremendously helped me with my self-confidence and the positive way I now see myself in the world today.

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  • Stacy Karyn
    March 11, 2018

    I absolutely love this list! I personally struggle with the routine thing, but I’m definitely working on it! 🙂

    • Champa
      March 27, 2018

      Well written and such a useful information!!

  • Demi
    March 15, 2018

    Seriously loving everything about this post! I actually practice all of these habitats and I can definitely say that I am a happy person haha.

    Demi | http://demibang.com/

  • Samantha M
    March 29, 2018

    I really love this post! There are some things that I need to work on, such as a more refined routine, including an exercise routine. Number 8 is my favorite. I’m chasing my passion and it gives me so much joy. 😊

  • Madi Rowan
    March 30, 2018

    I think being able to spend time alone is so important, I know for me at least, I have loved being alone since I was young. I have been told by many women that they struggle to spend time by themselves. I think learning to be content by yourself is an important part of self love.

  • Anne
    March 30, 2018

    Love it too!, I am a single mom and I am a working in progress and I am practicing all it says here! 🙂

    • Shaina Mendez
      June 5, 2018

      Yea, you’re right! 🙃 Me too, im hoping that it can help me out! 💗

  • Nadia
    March 30, 2018

    Yes to all of this! Happiness truly comes from within and not through external sources. Great article!

  • Shiro
    April 12, 2018

    I love that this Very do able. I am currently working hard on my self-care, and absolutely loving it 🤗

  • Bharati
    April 14, 2018

    Really love this

  • Kim
    May 3, 2018

    For me, it’s about not comparing myself to someone else. I’m not trying to impress anyone, but it’s very nice if someone pays a compliment, and it doesn’t have to be from the opposite sex

  • Nakia
    May 5, 2018

    I love this post! Really puts things in perspective! Allowed me to reflect on what I am already doing and the areas I need improvement.

  • Wejdan
    June 5, 2018

    I realy like this post , I will start to implement it in my life. ♥️♥️♥️

  • Priyanka Malkani
    June 5, 2018

    I think it is simply put-together for all essentials needed for us strong women.

  • Sharon
    June 18, 2018

    So glad I stumbled on this via Pinterest Pinned and adored

  • Angel
    July 5, 2018

    This is such a straight forward reminder of what it means to be a woman! We all get so caught up in taking care of everyone one else that these habits are lost along the way. I will be sure to incorporate these habits more often!

    All the best,
    Angel

  • furtdso linopv
    September 2, 2018

    This is the appropriate weblog for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You notice so much its almost exhausting to argue with you (not that I really would need…HaHa). You undoubtedly put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Nice stuff, simply nice!

  • Nella
    September 15, 2018

    I absolutely love this list. So simple yet so impactful!

  • Maria
    October 11, 2018

    Very good blog. Thank you 🙂 one of my favourites <3

    One other thing I am trying is 'not taking life too seriously'.

    • blysee4
      October 19, 2018

      Thank you! That is great Maria!

  • Carol
    October 21, 2018

    I love this post, it makes me feel more expired to stop making excuses, and be healthy.

    • blysee4
      November 21, 2018

      That is awesome to hear Carol! Best of wishes <3

  • Maryem
    October 23, 2018

    I love it 💜

    • blysee4
      November 21, 2018

      So glad to hear <3

  • AGNES KITAKULE
    October 23, 2018

    Wow, great article and information. This works for me so much . These are real life skills and too practical and occupying. Thank you for the information. I just keep polishing and working on myself each day.

    • blysee4
      November 21, 2018

      Best of wishes xo

  • Aikael
    October 28, 2018

    Very practical
    I enjoy the me time alot

  • GeeGee
    October 28, 2018

    Love the list. That’s pretty much me to the tee. I would add “happy women know when to push back, say no when they must, and call people on their bullsh!t.”

    • blysee4
      November 21, 2018

      Yesss!! We approve of this message!

  • Meagan-Jane
    November 2, 2018

    This article excites me in so many different ways. First off I feel grateful that I already practice each and everyone of these topics and then some. But just because I’m already practicing them doesn’t mean I’ve mastered them all. There is always room for growth and I love knowing that I’m still only in the begining stages!! I’ve begun to grow so much as a individual and it must be working because People tell me about the “good vibes” they receive from me when I’m not even aware I’m putting them out there.
    I hope all of you ladies have a life full of gratitude and remember, be yourself!♡

    • blysee4
      November 21, 2018

      We love this, so glad you enjoyed! Thank you for sharing and being vulnerable, there is always room for growth not many people want to accept this. Best of wishes!

  • brenda
    November 5, 2018

    Digestible ideas worth pondering and doing…thanks for great advice and for a well-written piece. Cheers to all sisters out there…very woke!

    • blysee4
      November 21, 2018

      Glad you enjoyed!

  • Retina Mitchell of Chameleon Candi Designs, LLC
    November 6, 2018

    I am so glad I found this article! I just resigned from my last place of employment. Since then I started my small business and I’m giving it all I have. This article has been the road map I need to develop structure to my daily routine. Thank You!
    I will be starting a new blog soon and I would love to follow your content for continued motivation and balance.

    • blysee4
      November 21, 2018

      We are so happy you enjoyed! Please subscribe if you would like to keep up to date with our content. Wishing you the best of luck with your new business venture, you got this girl!

  • Suchitra Narayandas
    November 12, 2018

    Great list!

    • blysee4
      November 21, 2018

      Appreciate it!

  • Christine
    November 16, 2018

    Happiness is more easily attainable when you can stop feeling bad by comparing yourself to others’ happiness and what they have.

    • blysee4
      November 21, 2018

      Could Not Agree More!

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