Day #032: 26 Ways To Challenge Yourself This Year

I know we all have different perspectives on new year resolutions or the goals we set.  Regardless if you have gone all out or decided to skip this year; the below 26 (A-Z) challenges will give you a chance to grow, improve and be a better you. I present you the A to Z ways to cultivate genuine happiness into your life every day:

Accept yourself for who you are

 Until you accept yourself you will never cultivate genuine happiness. 

Believe in yourself

Believe in yourself. You are capable of accomplishing amazing things. 

Compassion is a gift you should give

Think of it this way – if you were in the need of something, or even desperate for a need. How would you feel if someone gave compassion and support to you?

Dedicate yourself to something noble and worthy

Dedicate yourself to something noble and worthy. Integrity is a good one!

Elation should not be hidden

Don’t hold back in the joy you feel when you are surrounded by people you love. Demonstrate and enjoy the happiness as much as possible!

Forgive yourself and others

We all make mistakes. Forgive others & forgive yourself.

Gratitude should be expressed

Show gratitude to strangers or to anyone you feel is deserving of it. Most importantly, be grateful for you.

Hope should never be lost

When you feel like you are at the end of the tunnel – what hope are you looking at?

Involve yourself in your community

Be involved. Don’t isolate yourself. Share life and joy with those around you.

Joy is worth investing

Live with joy because you are alive. What a gift!

Kindness is always appreciated

Being kind to others is much more beneficial to you overall happiness than being unkind.

Love is powerful

There is no greater emotion than love. 

You can either be in a loving state or a non-loving state. Think about how each one feels. Which one would you prefer to experience?

Mindfulness is important

Be conscious and aware of who you are and what you are doing. Be conscious and aware of the people around you and the world you are living in.

Nurture the things you desire

 If you wish to handle negative situations in your life with more balance and dignity, than cultivate genuine happiness.

Optimism greatly helps

If you want to live a positive and happy life than you have to live optimistically. There is more to it than simply saying you are going to be optimistic.

Passion motivates the most

Be passionate in your life. Don’t wait for someone else or something else to ignite the flame of passion into your life. Go find it for yourself!

Quiet your mind from time to time

Spend time in quiet. Just like your physical body needs breaks from time to time, the mind needs breaks as well. Quiet the mind and just be.

Resilience will help you survive

How resilient are you? When the going gets tough do you falter or persevere? Life is wonderful but there are going to be plenty of instances where you experience adversity.

Selflessness is not only good for others but also good for yourself

Many people are so focused on themselves that they forget what life is about. Instead of being selfish, be selfless.

Tolerate instead of hate people who are different with you

Intolerance only leads to more intolerance. It doesn’t solve anything.

Unconditional love is the most precious thing

When you love, love unconditionally. When you serve others, serve unconditionally. Unconditionally means without any strings attached.

Values should be sought in lives

Live a purposeful life. Seek meaning in what you are doing. Look for the good in people, even those people who you believe lack value.

Well-being is your top priority

You desire to live a life full of well-being. Well-being is a constant state of happiness and contentment.

Xenial people would be happier

Xenial means to be hospitable and giving especially to strangers and people whom you don’t know. Hold the door for strangers.
Let other drivers in front of you during high traffic times. Give someone hand carrying their groceries.

These are all examples of being xenial. Carrying out acts of kindness to people you don’t know will strengthen your positive outlook on life. Is there a greater feeling than helping someone who is need?

Yes for opportunities and possibilities

Do you consistently say decline invitations even when you are free and have no prior engagements? Step out of your comfort zone and try new things. 
If possible, say yes the next time you are invited out with friends or coworkers. It might change your life.

Zeal will make your life an unforgettable one

Live your life full of zeal. Be excited and energetic. Be genuinely happy!


Being happy can be as easy as learning the alphabet if you practice, practice, practice.

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