Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Joy is the emotional state that increases the energy of life. Can you live life without the feeling of joy? Do you want to wake up to a day and not look forward to having any joy? You can have joy in life in various ways and you should look for the small joys in life.


It’s not a good idea to get caught up in the race of life and work so much that you forget to live life. Are you so caught up in your daily life that you are forgetting to help yourself or keep your joys alive?

How to keep alive the Joy in Life?

Pick your Phone & Call a friend

When was the last time you spoke to your friend – not on chat, not on Whatsapp but on phone or face to face? Pick up the phone and make a call. Speak your heart out, relive your college or school times for a few minutes – it will give you a wonderful sense of joy.

Say Thank You

Living in gratitude is a wonderful thing. It’s not a magic word for no reason. A thank you doesn’t cost much but gives immense satisfaction. Say thank you to even people whom you don’t know personally. Thank the waiter who gets your coffee, thank the cab driver at the end of the trip, thank the cashier when he gives the change. These are little things and when they return the smile or say a welcome it gives you a sense of joy.

Break A sweat

Go for a run, do yoga, do some free hand exercise or work out I the gym. Working out releases endorphins – the feel good hormones – it releases pent up stress from body.

Feed someone

Eating sometimes is a stress buster and gives you joy but when you feed someone you get bigger joys. Make a meal or even something small for the family or friends. Share some of your special food with your neighbor. That gesture will give you and others joy.

Break into a dance

Dance is a great stress buster and works like working out. It’s a form of creativity that brings immense joy specially if you are dancing with someone or just for yourself.

Write often

Expressing yourself is good. Writing is very therapeutic. I have seen when you write more and bring your thoughts together and then read it, I get a sense of joy. I write almost every day – on various things – either on the journal, or on the blog.

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fun ideas to keep alive the Joy in Life

I am taking part in the A to Z Challenge 2017. Are you?

  1. Amazing Life
  2. Believe in Your Self
  3. Celebrate Life
  4. Dare To Dream
  5. Enjoy Life
  6. Freedom in Life
  7. Grow in Life 
  8. Hope in Life
  9. Inspire & Be Inspired
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13 Comments on Joy in Life – Step 10 to leading a Meaningful Life | A toZChallenge

  1. Ravish Mani
    April 12, 2017 at 8:33 am (2 years ago)

    Joy is experiential while happiness is a mental construct. You feel joy and think about happiness. I’d say if you aren’t enjoying your life, you are sleeping. Thanks, Tina, for the practical ideas to feel alive. 🙂

  2. Geets
    April 12, 2017 at 1:21 pm (2 years ago)

    Yes! All these are the best ways to have joy in life. Why do we take so long in taking a step closer to our happiness, is what I wonder?

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  3. Vinodini
    April 12, 2017 at 3:17 pm (2 years ago)

    The first and last tip do wonders to me in all scenarios. Its really so simple to generate joy and yet we waste so much time cribbing about things. Great post, Tina!
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  4. Shalini
    April 12, 2017 at 4:31 pm (2 years ago)

    Those are truly some fun things to do. I break into a dance or listen to music in full volume when I am stressed out!
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  5. Siddhartha Mishra
    April 12, 2017 at 5:33 pm (2 years ago)

    Listening to music , yoga and jogging makes my day .

  6. Deepthi P Jugali
    April 12, 2017 at 6:52 pm (2 years ago)

    Nice way of jotting down the thoughts. I completely agree that working out,dancing,writing,feeding some one brings joy. My personal experience.

  7. Anmol Rawat
    April 14, 2017 at 7:41 pm (2 years ago)

    I find my solace in writing often; although it makes me cry actually :p Now a days getting scared though.
    Calling a friend is helpful, but calling the right friend is pure bliss.
    Another great post Tina 🙂
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  8. AuraOfThoughts-MeenalSonal
    April 15, 2017 at 12:55 am (2 years ago)

    Wonderful pointers. I do all except “Break a sweat”, hope that is covered in dancing :))
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