59 Ways To Smile Right Now

Get started with your lifetime of happiness with just one grin

Photo by Nina Uhlíková

Everybody gets stuck sometimes. Everybody gets into that place where nothing seems to be working and every day just passes by like it’s being sucked in a black hole of nothingness.

It’s hard being in that place.

It’s sorta sucks.

But there are things that you can do to get out.

You can start with a quick, fleeting smile, and then a laugh, and then a day of laughter, and then a month of happiness, and then a life of fulfillment and satisfaction.

Here are 59 ways to get out of the black hole, starting from small and quick to big and impactful:

  1. Scratch a Dog Behind Their Ears
  2. Take a Walk Outside
  3. Watch an Adorable YouTube Video
  4. Play a Video Game
  5. Go Down a Wikipedia Rabbit Hole
  6. Go Down a Pinterest Rabbit Hole
  7. Play With a Baby
  8. Make a List of Your Favorite Books
  9. Take a Trip to the Library
  10. Rewatch Your Favorite Movies and Shows
  11. Be a Couch Potato For a Little While
  12. Reconnect With a Friend
  13. Write a Poem
  14. Write a Short Story
  15. Send a Card to a Senior/Elder
  16. Eat/Drink Something Delicious
  17. Cook Something
  18. Impulse Buy Something Fun
  19. Go Shopping For Clothes
  20. Browse and Purchase New Magazine Subscriptions
  21. Prepare Your Outfit for the Rest Of The Week
  22. Organize Something Messy Into Something Beautiful
  23. Make a To-Do List
  24. Complete Your To-Do List
  25. Write Down All Your Goals
  26. Make a Plan To Reach Those Goals
  27. Go to an Animal Shelter
  28. Redesign Your Bedroom or Living Room
  29. Play a Sport
  30. Learn an Instrument
  31. Join a Club
  32. Enter in an Online Contest
  33. Learn a Passion/Skill
  34. Start a Side Hustle As a Freelancer
  35. Go to a Concert
  36. Take a Craft/Art Class
  37. Take a Course on Skillshare
  38. Learn Procreate
  39. Learn Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator
  40. Learn Anatomy for Drawing
  41. Start an Online Business
  42. Try to Make Passive Income
  43. Donate to a Charity
  44. Learn About Crypto
  45. Learn About Dropshipping or Print-on-Demand
  46. Volunteer At a Shelter
  47. Design a Website
  48. Start a Blog
  49. Learn Songwriting
  50. Design, Code, and Publish an App on the App Store
  51. Write, Sing, and Produce a Song to The World
  52. Start a Clothing Line
  53. Make a Video Game
  54. Write a Book
  55. Write an Autobiography
  56. Go Camping
  57. Go Back to School and Get a Degree in Something
  58. Travel Somewhere You’ve Never Been
  59. Meet Your Idol

Happiness is a strange thing. It can be so full and real and there, enveloping everything, coating everything in bliss and joy and smiles and laughter — and then gone the next second, like it was never there at all.

So you have to work toward it. Build towards it. Make habits but be spontaneous, reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Live your life the way that you want to live your life — happy and free.

So you have to work toward it. Build towards it. Make habits but be spontaneous, reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Live your life the way that you want to live your life — happy and free.

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