Only 3 Things You Should Do Every Day to Live a Fulfilling Life

3 Things You Should Do Every Day to Live a Fulfilling Life:

There are an incredible amount of articles online about what you should do every day (and their lists are long). I have only 3 Things You Should Every Day to Live a Fulfilling Life. The rest of the nonsense (these large lists) I have found online seem trite.

There are 3 things and 3 things only that will bring about the best experiences in your life on a daily basis and I have them for you! I left out the other 95 things (from the list of 95 things you should do every day) that you should be doing every day because I think they are ridiculous.

Wake up early is the #1 thing on “their list” for example. That’s absurd. I happen to wake up early, but I know extremely successful millionaires that don’t. You should be listening to your body, not implementing a “what I should do everyday because that is what someone is doing and it is working for them.”

Therefore, a majority of these 95 things in this article are garbage – IMO.

What 3 Things Should I Do Every Day To Live a Fulfilling Life

  1. Laugh
  2. Cry (tears of gratitude)
  3. Think


Evidence suggests that laughing is good for us. Laughing is good for our heart and the cardiovascular system because it boosts the performance of blood vessels. Laughing is also great for weight loss. Studies show that the body burns twenty-five percent more calories when laughing (all the more reason to laugh when you are eating cake)

“Laughter is the world’s best medicine -unless you are laughing for no reason, then you need medicine!”

Some of the things that research has shown laughter to do are:

  • Lowers blood pressure reducing the risk of stroke and heart attack.
  • Reduces stress hormone levels which help lower anxiety and stress levels (stress is a killer)
  • Boosts T-cells which are specialized immune system cells just waiting in your body for activation (laughing activates them).
  • Triggers the release of endorphins which are the body’s way of dealing with pain.

Doctors say people that have a great sense of humor and like to laugh are more likely to survive serious illnesses and even prevent them from occurring in the first place. (Even if laughing doesn’t cure them, they’ll die happier – that’s a joke)

If you’d like a good laugh, check out our article on humor! 

If you’ve laughed by the end of every day, you will most certainly have had a better day than if you hadn’t. Laughing makes us feel good and it makes the people that see us laughing feel good too!

Cry (tears of gratitude)

One of the 3 things you should do every day to live a marvelous life is crying tears of gratitude! I’m talking about thanking the Universe for something in your life, big or small, that you are so grateful for that tears start rolling down your face.

The Universe loves you. Letting the Universe know just how much you appreciate the things it has given you will help you to realize and appreciate what you have.

Crying tears of gratitude will put you in an abundant state of mind focusing on the things you have and not the things you don’t.

Crying tears of gratitude and being sad are not possible at the same time. It is not possible to be so overwhelmed with gratitude and thanking the Universe for your incredible life be sad. Therefore, I would argue that crying tears of gratitude cures depression and any other negative emotion that you might be experiencing. You simply can’t be upset and grateful at the same time (not possible).

Gratitude will change your life (it changed mine) and being so grateful that it brings you to tears will evoke your emotions – the language of the subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind has more power than your conscious mind. If you really want happiness into your life, tapping into your subconsciousness is necessary. This can be done using your emotions and tears of gratitude are a golden key to that doorway.

If you want to be incredibly happy and live a life of greatness, crying tears of gratitude every day will make that happen. It’s one of my 3 things to do every day for a reason. A good reason!


Think every day. I’m not talking about “thinking about what you are going to wear or eat,” I’m talking about challenging your brain. Stimulating your brain will strengthen your ability to make creative or complex human decisions (getting dressed isn’t that creative or complex).

Imagine turning the creative aspect of your brain into overdrive! Some people are born with this part of their brain in overdrive. These people tend to be more creative (artists, painters, etc). However, you possess this part of the brain just like they do. You can turn it on!

How to Turn on the Creative Part of our Brain

You can turn on the creative part of your brain by stimulating it with thought. Here are some suggestions:

  • Read something that challenges you to understand it (psychology for example)
  • Collaborate with someone you disagree with
  • Spend an hour of your day doing something you’ve never done before
  • Talk to a stranger
  • Take a class (cooking, pottery making, etc)
  • Go for a walk and point out all the beautiful things you see along the way
  • Write a poem
  • Take a risk
  • Write down all the ideas that pop in your head and tell yourself they are awesome! (some of them won’t be…but tell yourself they all are. If you tell yourself one of them is stupid, your brain will stop coming up with stuff. On the other hand, if you tell yourself they are all amazing – they will keep coming!)
  • Ask questions when you don’t understand something (even if it doesn’t interest you)
  • Daydream: You are not in elementary school anymore – you won’t get in trouble
  • Try new foods (new recipes!)

Anything that challenges you to think is good for you. It will not only open you up to new experiences, but it will expand your mind and turn the creative part of your brain (Superior temporal gyrus) on!

Thinking made my list of the 3 Things You Should Do Every Day to Live a Fulfilling Life! Tell me how fulfilling is doing the same thing every day over and over? It’s not!

Think and live a more fulfilling life!

There You Have It

That concludes the 3 things you should do every day!

  1. Laugh
  2. Cry (tears of gratitude)
  3. Think

IF you do these 3 things, you will live a more fulfilling life, I guarantee it!

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Philip Isaac

"I hope there are days that excite you like when you were a little kid. I hope the oceans on our planet enable you to feel the magnitude of what our Universe has in store for you. I hope you laugh and cry tears of gratitude every single day." - Philip Isaac

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. JuneSommer

    Wonderful suggestions! I am so lucky to be surrounded by wonderful friends who make me laugh every day and who challenge me to embrace my creativity. It is so important to acknowledge the good in our lives.

  2. Tamra Gibson

    I actually practice these things along with making sure I’ve reached out to others to make their day better. Every once inawhile I will let negativity slip in but, not for long.
    Thank you again for a great read.

  3. Tiffany

    “Until you make the subconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” -Carl Jung
    I feel like this article does a beautiful job of unpacking that heavy concept. It’s easy for me, as a mental health professional, to understand the benefit- and the challenge- of cognitive rewiring. But this is a mystery to many, and Isaac does a great job of how we can challenge our automatic thoughts with gratitude and simply seeking new information.

    I’ve always known that laughter is good for us, but I didn’t understand the science behind exactly why. This piece does a great job of explaining what happens when we laugh and why it’s so beneficial. And in a world full of highly specific “self help” advice, the simplicity of these three suggestions is really refreshing.

  4. Emma K

    Laughing is actually really helpful when you’re having a hard time. It can literally makes things easier, and help get through the day. And when you’re not having a hard time it just makes your day even better ! So we might as well do it as often as possible.

  5. Ruggeri

    Great article! Applause, applause! What you are writing here is simply true! I had forgotten to laugh for a very long time – no joke. Something happened to me that nothing could make me laugh. Of course, there were moments when I smiled over my lips. But I DO NOT FELD it. Worst time in my life. And I can tell you: My immune system was often weakened that time…

  6. Danielle

    A few years ago I discovered one of the secrets to life. It was simple yet so effective. Once I realized that being grateful shows you how much you have (even if you think you don’t have much it turns out you always do have a lot) and opens the door to more of it. When the Universe feels your emotions of gratitude, it will unleash a wave of good things upon you.

  7. Kevin Rhodes

    I feel like this is something people miss out on today and that is the reason so many are unhappy. If you are not able to have a good laugh, express emotional gratitude, or think in a critical manner… You will go around feeling sorry for yourself and turning bitter. So many people today are just toxic because of it. I really enjoyed this message and agree with it.

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