Habits of Happy People – have you ever wondered how some people seem to have a prerequisite for being happy?
Most of us have had moments when we wished the happy guy would park someplace else. When we are not at our best happiness level and someone is…it makes us twitch. Right? We have updated this post today…12-20-22
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Being happy is not all about what you might think it is. With some study and thought about happiness and the wonderful ability of laughter, it is just like anything else in life. It comes from the mind and heart that has decided they will work on their life and make it happier.
No one says that it is the easiest task to accomplish because it isn’t. However, it all comes about with the mindset that you have one life to live, and you deserve to be as happy as possible.
Here Is What The Professionals and Statists Say
Huffington Post printed back in 2013; that Martin Seligman, positive psychology stated, “that 60% of happiness is made up of genetics and environment. The rest of the 40 percent is up to us.”
Whether you agree or not; it does not take a psychology course to find a place to boost your happiness. It takes a mindset of knowing that everything you do, the decision you make, and the way you live; has an effect on your life and your happiness.
In addition, Dr. Wayne Dryer states that every decision, right or wrong is yours. When things go berserk, it is not family, friends, neighbors, or enemies’ fault, it is yours and yours alone.
Once a person looks at their life, their reactions to their life, and why their life is what it is, it is then clearer why the happiness lever is lower than others are.
10 Habits of Happy People
Happy people are not always the ones who have the most “tangible” things in life. They have learned that “wealth” is not the key ingredient for happiness. They seem to have found a place of knowing that happiness comes from within. They are not boastful if they have material blessings, they are thankful, generous, kind, and give back.
- They know that happiness can grow in any soil, in any situation, and under any circumstances.
- They have gratitude – they are thankful for today and today’s blessing as that is the only day they have for sure. They know that happiness can grow in any soil, in any situation, and under any soil.
- These individuals are responsible for their own happiness – knowing that not any other person can make them happy.
- They find pleasure in family, friends, and all of what some people call the small stuff.
- Living by this means more happiness: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hope, always perseveres… Now, these three remain faith hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” —Bible (I Corinthians 13:4-7, 13)
- They do not break the rules of anything, especially in life things that matter, and they take nothing for granted.
- These people love to give to others- love, information, friendship, kindness, consideration, well wishes, praise, honor, respect, and without deceit.
- Jealousy is not in their vocabulary.
- Happy people learn to laugh at everything, even themselves.
- They accept life for what it is, and that they are responsible for how it plays out.
There you have it, no it is not a conclusive list by all measures, but it pretty much entails some of the main consistencies needed to be happier in life.
“Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.” J. Petit Senn
“No one can make you happy, you only can make yourself happy. Another person may help your happiness flow over, but what will happen if they leave? You have to find a place to go back to, so that your happiness does not leave too.” Linda Todd
“All choices deliver a result, decisions cannot be made without consequences, battles are not fought without some scares, and life cannot be lived without some controversy. Accepting what life really is, and making the best of it; is a key to profound happiness.” Linda Todd
“Learning to respect yourself will help you to have the confidence to live your life in harmony. Having respect for others, their views, their decisions (right or wrong); will help you stay focused on what you have control over. That control is your own happiness.” Linda Todd
“Happiness is not having a pocket full of money. It is being content with one cent.” Linda Todd
Learn to Laugh More…
You may be thinking that life is not a laughing matter. You are right; sometimes it just is not. When a heart is heavy, from the loss of something important to us it is impossible to have a laugh. Inside or out, or put forth the effort to find humor. This is the time then just to be silent, and grieve, and time will help heal.
Then there are times when we get low in spirit, and simply want to be left alone to sulk. We are mad at the world, all God’s children, and even the cat. We just want to feel sorry for ourselves, make the world go away, and start thinking downgrading thoughts.
This is when it is time to change your thoughts, your attitude, and your habits, and take responsibility for your life, again. The more you let yourself stay in this frame of mind, the lower you will get. So, find something that will make you laugh.
- Laugh at yourself. Most of us go around sullen when we could be laughing at ourselves if not something else.
- Watch the little animals, look at their little habits, how smart they are, and how their habits often put us to shame. They are content with licking themselves, scratching, eating, and rolling over. Laugh about it!
- What is the most embarrassing moment you have ever had? Were you in front of people, or alone? Was it really something that was devastating or was it something that made you look silly? If it did not hurt another soul, then it is time to L A U G H about it!
- Look in the mirror when you are getting ready for the day, before applying makeup, shaving, or just brushing your teeth. Would you want anyone else to see you? Probably not! Laugh about it!
Think About These Things:
- The time you forgot to brush your teeth when you went on your first date.
- When your childhood best friend spent the night with you.
- That first kiss.
- Your first paycheck.
- The first time you learned how to drive.
- All the times you pitched your dinner in the garbage.
- When you held your child for the first time.
- Think about how your parents live cheaply so that you could have better?
- Your first pet.
- That first shave and how grown up you felt.
- How anxious your parent was when teaching you to drive, and about what you have learned so far in your life.
Just laugh at yourself…
Think about what makes your immediate family happy, want to laugh, and start the process of making other people in your life, laugh with you. In fact, could it be that you need to focus on others more than yourself?
Is there a possibility that you are forgetting the real reason for a happier life that exist with those you love?
Sit down somewhere and just laugh…for no reason…you can do it. Laugh at why you are laughing. Then it will just flow…and your happiness will come to fruition.
There you go…it makes life more bearable when it feels less than controlled!
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