Everyone desires to be happy. No one wants to be sad or feel “blue”. Probably everyone of us have already met positive and “forever happy” people, who stay optimistic in any situation. It doesn’t mean that they never feel sad, it just means that positive and happy people don’t let the sadness take over their life and stay for long. Let’s talk about habits of happy people:
1) Happy people live in the “now” and they take time to enjoy the “present moment”.
Life is more than just work. Try to find time for doing something that you enjoy. Take time for contemplating the nature, notice beautiful blue sky and green trees that surround you, smell wonderful roses, watch the sunset with your partner…Beauty surrounds you everywhere, you only need to open your eyes and notice it.
Happy people are able to forgive and forget. Keeping the offence can harm only one person – you. If you made a mistake, forgive yourself and move on.
3) Invest into your relationships.
Loving family and good friends are one of the most important treasures of our life and happy people acknowledge it. Invest time into your relationships, make sure your loved ones know that you love them, spend quality time with your family and friends, help whenever you can. If you treasure people in your life, you will be rewarded with happy and meaningful relationships.
4) Be grateful.
Happy people know that gratitude is one of the greatest secrets of life’s happiness and that’s why they cultivate the attitude of gratitude. Be grateful for your life, health, for your work and for your family. Let your family know that you are happy that you have them.
Don’t take life too seriously. You can laugh about almost any situation. Happy people take time to laugh and play, they are also able to laugh at themselves. Of course, there are times when you need to be serious as well, but playful attitude and humor are quite necessary attributes of a happy life.
6) Chose your friends wisely.
Surround yourself with positive and happy people, friends who are loyal, who will always support you, who share the same moral qualities as you do and who will always come to help you when you need – these kind of friends are real treasures!
7) Don’t worry.
There is even one famous song that says: “Don’t worry, be happy!…” Worry can’t bring you anything positive, but unnecessary sadness. Worry never helped anyone. Happy people have a habit of ignoring the fear and worry and they see the solution instead of problem. Let’s do the same!
8) Be the person of your word.
Honesty and pure heart can really help you to be a happier person! First of all, be honest with yourself and also – with people around you. If you promise something – do it! This is one of the secrets of clean consciousness and therefore – of happiness.
9) Love unconditionally and try to see only the best in people.
It’s so much easier to start criticizing and comparing people with your own standards, but the secret to good relationships and happiness is to open your eyes of love and see the world and all people through it. Accept and love people for who they are, don’t put limits on your love. If your family members or friends have different opinions or they do something differently – love them anyway!
10) Never give up.
You can start seeing failures as steps toward your success. There are so many achievers who failed many times and finally got where they wanted. Set up goals, make a plan and go toward your dream! Set a goal to fail as much as it takes till you succeed! When you follow your bliss and when you move toward things that matter for you – you become happier!
(This was part 1 of tips on how to be happy and part 2 is coming soon.)
I hope you found it useful. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Stay happy and remember to smile often!