START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

30 Ways to Create Joy in Your Life

30 Ways to Create Joy in Your Life

You can create the life you want by focusing on three simple ideas: joy, mindfulness, and connection. Your heart is warmed by joy, your mind is quieted by mindfulness, and your arms outstretched to connect. How will you warm your heart with joy today? Here are 30 suggestions:

Grow joyful through obstinacy (I will be joyful!).
Grow joyful by embracing joy.
Grow joyful by dreaming again.
Grow joyful by opening to wonder.
Grow joyful through laughter.
Grow joyful by opening to mystery.
Grow joyful through surrender.
Grow joyful through accomplishment.
Grow joyful through intimacy.
Grow joyful by breaking free.
Grow joyful by exploring.
Grow joyful by playing.
Grow joyful in conversation.
Grow joyful with the new day.
Grow joyful with friends.
Grow joyful through forgetfulness.
Grow joyful among children.
Grow joyful by relaxing.
Grow joyful by singing.
Grow joyful by indulging in small pleasures.
Grow joyful by opening to fascination.
Grow joyful by giving thanks.
Grow joyful by creating.
Grow joyful by living your principles.
Grow joyful through renewed hope.
Grow joyful by manifesting your loving nature.
Grow joyful in nature.
Grow joyful by embracing life.
Grow joyful this very day.

Read more: Spirit, Guidance, Self-Help, , ,

Adapted from Everyday You, by Eric Maisel (Conari Press, 2007). Copyright (c) 2007 by Eric Maisel. Reprinted by permission of Conari Press.
Adapted from Everyday You, by Eric Maisel (Conari Press, 2007).

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

Go to the Source

Everyday You

Create your day with joy and now


+ add your own
3:28AM PDT on May 14, 2013

Great article. Thanks for sharing.

8:49PM PDT on May 13, 2013

Thank you ! :)

10:34AM PDT on May 13, 2013


2:51AM PDT on Apr 19, 2013

Thank you :)

8:09AM PST on Feb 2, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

2:45AM PST on Jan 31, 2013


4:52AM PST on Jan 8, 2013

Joy is very often up to ourselves if we wish to feel it

2:34AM PST on Jan 7, 2013

Thank you - I start it from now - very good idea !

8:31AM PST on Nov 15, 2012

In the 2007 movie, The Bucket List, Morgan Freeman’s character tells Jack Nicholson’s character that in ancient Egypt the believed when they died the gods would ask them two questions before allowing them to enter in Heaven:

(1) Have you found joy in your life?
(2) Has your life brought joy to others?

Now ask yourselves that same 2 questions :-)

12:18PM PST on Nov 12, 2012

Go outdoors and be around nature to get some fresh air and vitamin D. People who are often around nature feel more rejuvenated, uplifted, positive, relaxed, all those good things. When you are connected to the earth, you won't feel like you are "lost".

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

I'm the same as Barbara P, my plants thrive too, I do tell them they look beautiful, maybe that hel…

Not all of this is true. You are assuming all avocados come from Mexico and that is not the case. A…

I forgot to start by saying this is a valuable article that I will save. Thank you!


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!