“Most people are about as happy asthey make up their minds to be.” -Abraham Lincoln
Highly happy people all share happy habits. It’s as simple as that. Thehappiest people I know share 7 very obvious habits. If you’re looking toexpand your general happiness you may consider adopting these habitsin your own life.
Habit One : Be a Part of Something You Believe InPeople may take an active role in their local city council, find refuge in religious faith, joina social club supporting causes they believe in, or find passion in their careers. In eachcase the physiological outcome is the same. They engage themselves in something theystrongly believe in. This engagement brings happiness and meaning into their lives.
“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put agood deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
Habit Two : Share Time with Friends and FamilyA happy life is a life shared with friends and family. The stronger the personal relationshipsare and the higher the frequency of interaction, the happier a person will be.
“ When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life withsomebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” ~Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally
Habit Three : Reflect on the GoodIt is important to mindfully reflect on the good while striving diligently to correct the bad.A continuous general awareness of your daily successes can have a noticeably positiveaffect on your overall emotional happiness.
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If youlove what you are doing, you will be successful.” - Albert Schweitzer
Habit Four : Exploit the Resources You DO Have Access ToHow could someone in such a restricted physical state be so happy? The answer rests inhow they use the resources they do have. Stevie Wonder couldn’t see, so he exploited hissense of hearing into a passion for music, and he now has 25 Grammy Awards to prove it.
Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we seeand touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which wethink and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves. - Helen Keller
Habit Five : Create Happy Endings Whenever PossibleThe power of endings is quite remarkable. People always remember the ending. If theending is happy, the experience creates happiness. Always tie loose ends, leave thingson a good note, and create happy endings in your life whenever possible.
“Thousands of candles can be lightedfrom a single candle, and the life of thecandle will not be shortened. Happinessnever decreases by being shared.” - Buddha
Habit Six : Use Personal Strengths to Get Things DoneWe all have different talents and skill sets. Emotional happiness comes naturally to thosewho use their strengths to get things done. The state of completion always creates a senseof achievement. If this achievement is based exclusively on your own personal ability toget the job done, the physiological rewards are priceless.
All men have a sweetness in their life. That is what helps them go on. Itis towards that they turn when they feel too worn out. - Albert Camus
Habit Seven : Savor the Natural Joy of Simple PleasuresIt’s all about taking a moment to notice the orange and pink sunset reflecting off the pondwater as you hold hands with someone you love. Noticing these moments and taking partin them regularly will bring unpredictable bursts of happiness into your life.
“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love,grace and gratitude.” - Denis Waitley
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so longat the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. - Helen Keller Thank You Very Much Sompong Yusoontorn
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