Happiness Habits are automated Happiness Activities that create Happiness Events. The more Happiness Habits we have the more Happiness Events we have in life and the happier we will be are overall. One of the keys, therefore, to overall happiness, is to make happiness a habit. A simple way to do this is to add one Happiness Habit every month. Exercising is a Happiness Habit. While the activity itself is not a happiness event, the activity, when completed, creates happiness. We feel happy because we’ve done something that is good (healthy) for our body. The more you exercise, the happier you will be. Since we are all after the same thing – happiness – it makes sense to engage in more frequent happiness activities.
Set a goal of exercising for one month. After a month of repetitive exercise, the brain will begin to create a new neural pathway. Eventually, with repetition, this new neural pathway will become a habit. It takes anywhere from 18 days to 254 days for a habit to form. What makes a habit form quicker is emotion. Happiness is an emotion. Once daily exercise becomes a habit, you will not be able to stop exercising even if you wanted to because habits, once formed, are hard to break.