Fool-Proof Ways to Bring Happiness Into Your Life | International Day of Happiness

I know we celebrate a lot of holidays over here at The Small Adventurer, but today is a really important one: it’s the International Day of Happiness!

Those who regularly visit our little corner of the internet will know how important happiness is to me, and how it has taken me a long time to find it and learn how to create it for myself.

This is precisely the reason I write these kind of posts; because I don’t want anyone else to spend another moment thinking that happiness is not for them.

I know what it’s like to accept the fact that you just weren’t meant to live a happy life, and I also know what it’s like to find out that I was wrong about that – and I’ve never been happier to be incorrect.


If you think happiness is impossible for you, I beg of you to keep reading. If you feel like happiness seems to be slipping through your fingers, I beg of you to keep reading.

If you have people in your life who are unhappy with their own, I beg of you to keep reading.

There is something in this post for everyone, and I really want you all to see it, and to learn the things that I have learnt over these past few years.

Happiness IS achievable, and I’m going to prove it to all of you. Here are my own fool-proof ways to bring happiness into your life:



Ahh, the wonder of saying no! In a post that is all about positivity the word “no” can initially come off kind of negative, but it’s actually a wonderful word that can completely transform your life for the better! “No” is a freeing word, yet it also gives you more control. “No” can get you out of things, whilst also opening you up to new possibilities. “No” is truly magical, believe me.

You might be familiar with the movie “Yes Man” – one of my favourite non-Marvel movies, just FYI – whose plot is based on saying yes to everything, therefore opening you up to new possibilities. I still love that movie and the idea that it represents, but it’s got some downsides to it, and the main one is the fact that saying “no” is seen as a bad thing to do, when it’s really not.

Saying “no” sets boundaries, it gets you out of situations that you don’t want to be in, and it allows you to fill that space and time with things you actually enjoy. Blessing Manifesting wrote a post on saying no recently that I think you should all read, as it will help you in learning why it’s okay to say no, and how to start saying it, even when you’re scared.


What goes around, comes around, even if it’s not in ways that you expect. I know what it’s like to see people who treat others like crap and don’t seem to receive any consequences for doing so, but believe me, they do. No one can be a bad person AND a happy one; it just doesn’t work. Hate breeds hate.

You simply cannot inflict pain upon others and not feel any of it yourself. If someone is treating others badly, then they’re also treating themselves badly, and that is truly sad because they probably don’t even realise that they are the reason they’re so miserable.

I’ve talked about the revelation of being kind before, and how going out of my way to help out others has brought so much happiness into my life, and I still believe in that 100%. If you put good vibes out into the universe, they WILL make their way back to you, but not always in the ways that you might expect.

You might treat someone with kindness and be met with rudeness, but that doesn’t mean you should start treating people badly too, because that’s only going to bring you down more.

Find solace in knowing that you are working towards making the world a brighter place and you will find that how other people treat you doesn’t affect you that much anymore, because now you know that that’s a reflection of them, not you. Put kindness into the world, and it will find its way back to you. I promise.



This is another choice that I made within the last few years that has had life-changing effects on me, to the point that I no longer even recognise the person that I was before – in the most wonderful way.

I used to think that I was born with bad luck. Anything that could go wrong, did go wrong, or so it seemed to young me. All that negativity was sabotaging any chance I had at being happy.

Now that I am older and can look at things more objectively, I see that I am not made up of bad luck, and I am not destined to live a doomed life. Don’t me wrong, I HAVE been through hell and back, more than once.

Some of my childhood stories make people’s jaws hit the floor and never come back up, and there are days when I am bitter about that, but that’s not going to change anything. All that’s going to do is bring down my current life, and affect my future.

So I decided to change my attitude; I decided to start focusing on the good and re-training my brain to think positively. This has taken years, and I don’t think it’s something that I will ever stop working on, but it is worth every minute of struggle.

A simple change of perspective can make it seem like you are living a completely different life compared to the one that you were living a few minutes ago. It can make you fall in love with your job, wake up every day with a smile, and even dread going to sleep because you just don’t want to the day to end! It’s a great feeling, and worth all the trying and re-training that you have to do in order to get there.

Ultimate List of Positive Posts to Life Your Spirit


At first glance, these ideas might seem mundane, or even stupid. You might be rolling your eyes and thinking it’s just not that easy, and I am NOT saying that it is! These ideas AREN’T easy, and that is why they work. They require time and effort, they are bound to fail sometimes, but they are worth it. They are worth the struggle and the changes that you are going to have to make.

Happiness is worth every bump in the road, every cloud in the sky. It is worth it to try and work on improving yourself AND your life, because you have no idea just how good it is on the other side – and you won’t know until you try!

Until next time,
Indya xx

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30 thoughts on “Fool-Proof Ways to Bring Happiness Into Your Life | International Day of Happiness

  1. Yes, yes and yes! Indya I loved the post. These are very simple; I think we forget how easy happiness can be. I’ve been practicing being super generous this week and this alone has made me more happy than anything I could have done for myself. I will be sharing this post!


    • Thank you so much! I’m super glad you liked it, and it makes me so happy to hear that you’ve been practicing generosity this week. I bet you’ve made a lot of people very happy with your kindness! ☺️


  2. omg what a GREAT day ha love love love this and thanks for sharing about it- i think it can def go unnoticed but we need to remind ourselves how lucky we all are so thank you so much for encouraging happiness in us all!


  3. Working on changing my perspective is something I always plan to work on. Most of the time, I find myself abundantly thriving with gratitude and happiness, and all the wonderful things. But sometimes, I find myself in a crazy funk and can’t seem to feel happiness. I loved all your thoughts on this, girl; and thanks for sharing!


    • Thanks so much for this lovely comment! Of course, it’s only human to feel down sometimes, and you shouldn’t beat yourself up about it. Just remember that the feeling will pass and that it’s important to focus on the good whenever possible! Wishing you all the best 💕


  4. Yes! These are some awesome ways to be happy! I’m a big advocate for changing your perspective. It can make all the difference!


  5. This was really encouraging. I’ve been struggling with happiness lately, and needed to read this for a boost. Thank you for sharing your tips! I think saying “no” is a huge one, for sure.


  6. Trying to change my perspective is always the hardest for me… but when I am able to do it, it really does make a difference.


    • Thank you so much! Happiness IS achievable, and that’s coming from someone who spent most of her life believing that happiness just wasn’t meant for me, but I was pleasantly surprised. I hope you keep on working towards it, you deserve it 💕


    • It really upsets me to know you’re feeling this way, because I only know you from the internet and even *I* can still see that you deserve happiness – and I truly believe you will find it one day, too. It’s not something that’s easy to achieve, but it’s worth all the struggle. I do hope you’ll try extra hard not to put any extra stress on yourself as life itself already does that enough. Keeping you in my thoughts 🌈💕


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