100 Good Habits List for a Happy Life

Table of Contents

    1. Create Daily
    2. Learn Daily
    3. Love Daily
    4. Move Daily

“I just want to be happy.”

Most people, when asked what they want in life, know one thing for certain: they want to be happy. They may not know exactly what they want and they may not yet know their purpose, but they do know that they want a positive happy life.

The good news is that a happy life is within reach. In fact it’s very, very close. A positive life is as close as your next decision. Truly. Good habits lead to a happy and balanced life.

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Happy is simple. A positive life is simple. In fact, most important things are like that. Simple… but not easy.

Never easy… Always worth it!
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily

Your positive life is within reach. In fact it's very, very close. A positive life is as close as your next decision. Truly. We're going to keep this post short and simple, because it is. Success is simple. A positive life is simple. Perhaps not easy. In fact, rarely easy... .but always worth it.


Good Habits for a Happy Life

Your ticket to a better life, more love, and more success is only a decision away, and it begins with positive habits. So we’ve created a short—but significant—good habits list, to help you anchor your decision to live a better life.

More than an actual list, these are conceptual habits worth implementing as a part of a healthy, happy, balanced life.

“I am one decision away from a totally different life.”
~Mel Robbins, American commentator, author, speaker

These are expanded below, but in short, here are four pillar habits for a happy life.

4 Good Habits List for a Happy Life


  1. Daily creating – sets the momentum for success.
  2. Daily learning – keeps your brain agile and your business growing.
  3. Daily loving – love each day and the people in it and you will find joy.
  4. Daily movement – move vigorously, daily, for a vital vibrant life.


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Four Core Concepts

These four habits describe a way of life. They’re super simple, yet together they create a solid foundation for a happy, healthy life. Put these simple good habits to work for you and they will — work for you! Good habits create a good life and help you feel good about yourself.

Happiness is actually so simple it can be missed.

For a boost of inspiration and resiliency, you will definitely enjoy the Mel Robbins quotes and video in this article. Also, this other article which has a “success indicator” graphic, plus some great shareable memes and useful and inspiring information.

Good habits are the foundation upon which a good life is built.

Daily good habits are the bricks in the wall of success.
~LeAura Alderson, author, entrepreneur, cofounder-iCreateDaily

Now, to elaborate on these four core habits that create a stable foundation for positivity and success.


1. Create Daily

Create a positive day with simple but powerful good habits.

  • Create Purpose – Get up early – Don’t hit snooze
  • Create Positivity – associate with and immerse in positive growth minded people, places and things
    • Meditate
  • Create Mindset – A positive mindset makes all the difference. Choose empowering positivity.
    • Don’t turn on the news

2. Learn Daily

Create the life you want to live.

  • Prioritize learning – Learn something new: tune into podcasts, videos, books, articles on topics that interest you.
  • Pursue interests – What are you interested in? Commit to and schedule pursuing your interests.
  • Discipline – Don’t let how you feel get in the way of what you want.

3. Love Daily

Give the love you want to have.

  • GratitudeStart your day in gratitude – identify at least three things for which you are grateful.
  • Kindness – Others you encounter are simply beings in need of love.  Appreciate others—and yourself.
  • Contribution – In helping others we help ourselves. Giving, helping and kindness connect us with divinity.

4. Move Daily 

Our bodies were made to move… so be sure to.

  • Exercise – Start the day with brisk exercise, even if you only have a minute.
  • Move – Move vigorously, walk briskly, do something vigorous that gets your heart rate up and deepens your breathing.
  • Stretch – It’s your job to maintain your one body. Don’t neglect it and it will serve you well.

good habits list

If you still want more specifics, here’s nice long list of good habits.

100 Good Habits List

  1. Eat what your body needs
  2. Focus on the positives and you’ll have more of that
  3. Eat to live, don’t live to eat
  4. Early to bed, early to rise
  5. Active lifestyle with ample time outdoors in fresh air
  6. Drink lots of fresh water
  7. Aztec clay mask for facial rejuvenation – other other favorite, but remember to care for and nurture yourself
  8. Associate with positive people and activities
  9. Do what you think you should do
  10. Do the things that will make you proud of yourself
  11. Do what you say you’re going to do
  12. Spend time being creative
  13. Spend time with positive people
  14. Avoid negative news and media
  15. Do not gossip. The person gossiping with you today will gossip about you tomorrow
  16. Pursue work and hobbies you enjoy
  17. Pursue learning daily
  18. Feed your mind uplifting thoughts
  19. Eat the healthy food you like first instead of giving into cravings
  20. Feed your emotions positivity (instead of emotional junk food)
  21. Feed your soul spiritual inspiration
  22. Love others… especially when it’s hard to
  23. Express gratitude often
  24. Listen to your intuition
  25. Question everything (politely)
  26. If you can do work you love the work you do
  27. Bring love to whatever you do
  28. Bring creativity to your work, including menial tasks
  29. Create beauty wherever you go
  30. Give genuine compliment to others often
  31. Make your bed
  32. Take care of your body
  33. Keep your environment clean and orderly
  34. Keep your body, mind and emotions clean
  35. Remember to laugh often
  36. Remember to laugh and play
  37. Be true to you – do not try to pretend
  38. Don’t take yourself so seriously
  39. Avoid drama
  40. Don’t sweat the small stuff
  41. Breath deeply, often
  42. Meditate daily to create space and perspective in your busy brain
  43. Appreciate the little things
  44. Practice reverence
  45. Loving, kind and compassionate
  46. Honesty and authenticity
  47. Helpfulness and caring
  48. Hopefulness and optimism
  49. Positivity
  50. Openness and receptivity
  51. Reliable
  52. Friendly
  53. Eager to learn / learner’s mindset
  54. A large glass of lemon water first thing in the morning, (cool, warm or hot)
  55. Daily herbal teas with health benefits
  56. Coconut oil for inside and outside of the body
  57. Plenty of fresh organic foods
  58. An apple a day
  59. Volunteer or help someone
  60. Make a donation to a cause you love
  61. Fresh herbs added to your salads and cooking
  62. Organic coffee with butter and MCT oil
  63. Brush your teeth 2-3x/day
  64. Floss your teeth at least once / day at bedtime
  65. Do not eat 3 hours before bedtime
  66. Brush and floss your teeth right after dinner to help avoid nighttime snacking
  67. Warm milk with honey and nutmeg for trouble sleeping
  68. Blue blocker glasses for nighttime computing
  69. Spend less time on social media so that you can spend more time on what matters in your life
  70. Imagine yourself at the end of a long and happy life. What blessings will you want to be able to recount?
  71. Visioning – create a vision board of the life you want to live, then set your goals to make it happen one step, one day at a time.
  72. Enjoy fresh fruit smoothies or protein smoothies instead of soda and frapps
  73. Do more than is expected (most people see how little they can get by with. Don’t be that person
  74. Transmute negative thoughts to the positive alternative
  75. When you dislike something or someone, find something for which to be grateful
  76. Forgive. The people who have harmed you can only do so because they’re wounded or ignorant or both
  77. Be generous. Abundance is a law of the universe. Even when things are tight, consider where in your life there is abundance and focus on that
  78. Get out in nature whenever possible. Nature is restorative and offers perspective
  79. Avoid the dramas and media “story of the day”
  80. Avoid bad news and clickbait links to tabloid articles to “find out what happened”
  81. Focus on solutions instead of problems
  82. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, accept it and move on
  83. Read, watch or listen to something inspiring each day, even if it’s just a quote to reflect on
  84. Set quarterly goals, then plan how to achieve them through monthly, weekly and daily actions (download this free 30-day goals PDF)
  85. Plan daily actions based on what you want to have achieved by day’s end, preferably beginning the night before
  86. Keep your home stocked with healthy foods
  87. Cook home cooked nutritious meals from scratch
  88. Avoid complaining and complainers
  89. Don’t waste time rehashing the bad stuff that happens. Instead move onto create new positive experiences
  90. Associate with and learn from people who are where you want to go and who have achieved goals you aspire to
  91. Exercise daily – outside in the fresh air as often as possible, but get moving and vigorous
  92. Practice self awareness through introspection and personal development
  93. Do yoga or deep stretching several times a week
  94. Dance like nobody’s watching
  95. Laugh, smile and celebrate something daily
  96. Begin and end the day with gratitude
  97. Whenever you’re down or stuck do something to get unstuck ASAP
  98. Believe that if you can dream it, you can achieve it, then get to work
  99. Listen to a beautiful song that touches your heart and moves your soul
  100. Handwrite and mail a thank you note to someone at least once a month

For more in depth ponderings on good habits, you may enjoy this article.

You can get a free download of a list of top success principles of fellow creators and entrepreneurs, here.

Good habits build the dwelling of your life.
~LeAura Alderson, author, entrepreneur, cofounder-iCreateDaily

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