We all strive and are born to be happy. Even with life’s challenges, you can be a happy person because it’s a choice. These are habits you should develop to be happier this year
Like success, everyone strives to find happiness, and most people usually strive to achieve it, often at the expense of other people. We usually see this phenomenon not only in the workplace, where people feel important bringing others down but also in romantic relationships friendships that are toxic. This is not the happiness [or lack thereof] that I am talking about, I mean the kind where you feel content and positive no matter the situation you face in your life. Such people are magnetic and often have a big influence on others. I often observe some of my friends who are always positive and happy and this is what I always see them do:
They are always grateful: Happy people always find something to be thankful for, whether it’s a call from their loved ones or finding a parking at each destination. They simply appreciate, even the small things in life.
They find humour or something positive in every situation: Especially when things don’t go their way. Life can really be hard at times, but they don’t dwell on what’s hurting them. They make some situations as light as possible.
They keep fit: A lot of happy people find value in exercising because of the physical and mental benefits that result from it. They might not be completely athletic but they usually prefer stairs to elevators, or walking instead of driving to every place, no matter how close it is.
They let things go: Happy people value forgiveness because they know how bad grudges are for their health and peace of mind. They let go of things and people that don’t serve them.
They are kind to people: With billions of people across the globe it’s impossible to know and trust everyone, and we meet strangers on a daily basis. But happy people know that there is no harm in being courteous and kind to friends and especially strangers. People rarely forget kind gestures and happy know that.
They accept what they have and live in the present: Instead of complaining about where they are in life, they accept their situation but strive and work very hard to be where they want to be. Happy people often shy away from comparing themselves to others because they know that everyone’s journey is meant to be different. They are always happy for others because strongly believe that their season is also coming.
Often it’s in giving and helping others that we find the kind of happiness we long for. Chasing it to a point of causing others pain does not help. What we do to ourselves and other people mirrors how we truly feel about ourselves. Make your reflection a beautiful one by choosing to be content with yourself. As they say, the secret to being happy is to “Hug harder. Laugh Louder. Smile bigger. Love longer.” ~Unknown
What other habits do happy people have? We’d love to hear in the comments below