Tuesday, August 2, 2016

7 Habits of Truly Happy People

Written By: Tami Holdeman

Some people are just so darn happy all the time. Even when they're going through problems or suffering disappointments, they always seem to have a smile on their face. Don't you ever wonder what they're doing differently than everyone else?

Well, that's what I'm going to talk about today. Here are 7 things that truly happy people do (or don't do):

1. They don't take themselves too seriously.
Happy people are able to laugh at themselves. When they fail, they can laugh it off. When things get tough, they're able to brush themselves off and realize that nothing is ever as horrible as you think. They know that they will eventually work out their trouble and move on.

2. They don't compare themselves to other people.
One of the fastest ways to tear yourself apart is to compare yourself to other people. Happy people don't do that. They know that they're no better and no worse than anyone else. They don't resent others; instead, they cheer other people on. They surround themselves with a positive energy.

3. They surround themselves with other happy people.
They know that toxic friendships will only bring you down. They know that negativity can rub off on you like a literal disease. So they choose to surround themselves with happy people and positive influences. Positive people will enhance your life and help you lead a successful life.

4. They carve their own path.
Happy people usually embrace the stuff that makes them unique, and use those things to carve their own path. They accept themselves for who they are and they don't need other people's approval to feel validated. They also realize that the things that make us different from other people are the things that make us special.

5. They focus on improving themselves.
They focus on their own progress and growth, rather than other people's. They work on themselves and constantly try to improve things about themselves. They set goals and do whatever it takes to achieve them.

6. They let things go.
Happy people realize that the past can't be changed, so they accept it. They let things go easily instead of holding onto grudges, resentment, and anger. They don't carry around bitterness. Instead, they focus on creating a better future and staying happy.

7. They express gratitude.
Instead of focusing on everything that they want or don't have, happy people express gratitude for all of the great things that they do have in life. They realize that focusing all of your energy on what you're missing will only cause disappointment - and expressing gratitude will cause contentment.

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