Let’s say your morning routine: what’s the goal of it? To be able to sleep as long as possible and leave home in as little time as possible? To connect with your family and set the day off right? Or to spend some alone time before taking on the world?
The thing is almost everything we do is optimized for something even if we don’t think about it. Usually it’s speed: people want to get from A to B in the shortest amount of time.
One way of building happiness into your daily life without thinking about it is to screen your habits and do small adjustments. What can you do to make the morning a good start for the day? Eat good quality breakfast? Practice being truly in the moment and enjoying the self care you are showing yourself while taking a shower? What happens if you take an extra 10 min on your commute but choose a route that will expose you to more natural beauty? Walk on the other side of the street so you can soak up some extra sun? Leave the house 5 min early so you don’t have to run everywhere?
On their own these things won’t make a huge difference in your life. But they add up.