12 Ways to Make Your Sims Happy in “The Sims 4”

Updated on August 10, 2020
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Poppy is the author of "A Bard's Lament." She lives in Enoshima and likes to read novels and play video games, especially open-world RPGs.


The Sims 4 is the latest in the incredibly fun simulation video game series by Electronic Arts. Generations of players have enjoyed creating and customizing their very own Sims, developing their personalities, and living their lives, whether its as a successful career person, a family-oriented parent, or a miserable struggler living in squalor.

The freedom and possibilities of these games have used countless hours developing skills, working towards the next promotion, and building homes. The Sims 4 does all this and more, introducing new features to develop Sims beyond the usual basic needs.

How to Make Sims Happy

As well as aspirations and whims, moods have important effects on your Sims. They are affected by many things: environment, behavior, social interactions, work, and more. Positive emotions include inspired, confident, energized, focused, flirty, and happy, but upset Sims can suffer by being uncomfortable, embarrassed, tense, and more.

Happiness is important for any Sim, and Sims in a good mood can perform more actions and do better in social situations. Here are twelve easy ways to make your Sim happy!

1. Feeling Good

Boost: +1
Duration: while needs are high

Taking care of a Sim's six basic needs (bathroom, hygiene, hunger, social, fun, and sleep) is essential to the game. Sims with low needs can have embarrassing accidents, be so miserable that they can't study or work, and can even die. Here's a quick reminder on taking care of your Sims' basic needs:

  • Bathroom: use any toilet.
  • Hygiene: take a shower or bath.
  • Hunger: eat some food. You can order from your phone, have a Quick Meal from a fridge, or cook something.
  • Social: interact with other Sims by approaching them or calling them on the phone.
  • Fun: watch TV, play an instrument, listen to music, read a book, or perform another fun activity.
  • Sleep: sleep in a bed or nap on a bed or sofa.

When all of these needs are nice and high, your Sim will get a wonderful happy boost!


2. Decorated

Boost: +1
Duration: lasts while in room

A beautiful lot will always put Sims in a good mood. To keep the Decorated happy bonus in your lot, decorate your Sim's rooms with beautiful artwork, plants, paintings, and nice furniture.

If your home is decorated particularly nicely, you can get the "Nicely Decorated" moodlet, which boosts by 2 instead of 1! Check out the video below for tips on creating a decorated, mood-boosting lot.

3. Moving On Up!

Boost: +1
Duration: 8 hours

Any Sim who works can get a promotion by leveling up relevant skills and carrying out activities between each work day (for example, preparing food or mixing drinks in the Culinary career or writing comedy routines in the Entertainer career). When your Sim finally gets that promotion, they'll enjoy a happy boost.

4. Relaxing Swim

Boost: +2
Duration: 4 hours

If there's a pool on your lot, send your Sim for a quick swim for a nice boost to your fitness skill as well as a boost to their happy level. This can be achieved whether just swimming around or doing laps.


5. Good Workout

Boost: +2
Duration: 4 hours

If you're focusing on improving your Sim's fitness skill, the happy boosts are just a nice bonus! Your Sim will feel great after working out (usually achieved with a high-quality machine such as the Rack).

Just keep in mind that afterward their muscles will hurt, giving them a damaging "uncomfortable" moodlet. A shower or bath can easily fix this.

6. Pleasant Conversation

Boost: +1
Duration: 2 hours

Sims love to chat, joke around, flirt, and communicate with other Sims; it's essential to their well-being. Become friends with other Sims and enjoy nice interactions, such as jokes, compliments, and chatter to give your Sim the Pleasant Conversation moodlet boost.

7. Rockin' Riffs, Cool Key Chords, Soothing Strings

Boost: +1
Duration: 4 hours

If your Sim loves music, playing an instrument with a high skill in it gives a happy bonus. Play the guitar, piano, or violin with a skill level of 3 or higher for the respective boosts. The moodlet will last for four hours and doesn't count down until after the music stops.


8. Delicious Dish

Boost: +1
Duration: 4 hours

Any Sim with a high Cooking skill can create dazzling dishes that not only keep your Sims fuller for longer but give them happy moodlets as well. Cook something amazing or visit a restaurant to give your Sim a treat of some truly great food, making their mind as happy as their tummy.

10. Pleasantly Satisfied

Boost: +1
Duration: 4 hours

Adult Sims love to WooHoo, so if your Sim is in a relationship, have them use a bed, hot tub, or even observatory or rocket to WooHoo with other Sims. If the encounter is particularly great, your Sim will enjoy this wonderful happy-boosting moodlet, keeping them in a good mood for hours.

Just beware that a WooHoo can also be disastrous, resulting in two points to embarrassment. Play with someone experienced for the best results!


11. Pleasant Call

Boost: +1
Duration: 2 hours

Sims love to chat with their friends on their phone. Select the phone at the bottom of the screen and choose someone to chat with. After a particularly pleasant phone call, your Sim will enjoy a short happiness boost.

12. Healthy Aura

Boost: +2
Duration: 4 hours

For 15 simoleons, your Sim can brew green tea on the Tea Magic Personal Brewer, which you can buy from the kitchen section in Build Mode, by selecting "Healthy Green." Drinking a cup gives a good boost to your Sim's happiness for several hours.


A happy Sim is a successful Sim, and giving these little people moods as well as needs has made them more human and realistic than ever! There are many more things besides these ten that can make your Sim pleased, so work on making the most satisfied Sim that you can!

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