Is the secret to Being Happy simpler than you think?
We may not believe it but happiness is a conscious choice that we make and we all have the opportunity to choose to live happy lives. No one can be forced to be happy on a constant basis and material items only provide a fleeting sense of happiness. Happy people choose to be in the here and now and they believe they can feel happy everyday while unhappy people believe that they need to obtain certain material items or levels of achievement to be happy. For example, some unhappy people feel that they will only feel happy in their lives if they lose 20 pounds or win the lottery.
Why wait years from now to be happy when you can have all the happiness you have ever wanted right now? If you want to find out the difference between happy and unhappy people, here are five things happy people do differently:
1. They Make an Effort to Surround Themselves with Positivity
Happy people do not enjoy being around negative people that send out negative vibrations and who deflate their mood. Happy people make a conscious effort to engage with other happy people so they can have healthy and positive friendships and relationships. When happy people hang out with other happy people they rub off on each other.
2. Happy People are Not Jealous People
Happy people do not waste their days being jealous of other people. Happy people have no need to desire everything that someone else has. They are purely content with their own life and who they are. They don’t need to compare their lives to the lives of others because they love the life they live. These happy individuals believe that jealousy is purely a waste of time and energy.
3. Happy People Take Time for Themselves
Happy people know that taking sometime for themselves everyday is imperative for a happy life. Meditation is something that is practiced daily by many happy individuals as it know to reduce anxiety and stress in one’s life. Happy people make sure they put aside 10- to -20 minutes each day for personal time because they know how important it is for stress reduction and general well-being.
4. Happy People Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff
Happy people do not allow minor issues to trouble them to no end. They believe that they can overcome most obstacles that life presents and they do not put themselves through any unwanted stress over issues that can be solved. Small problems stay small and larger issues are manageable.
5. Forgiveness is a Fact of life
Happy people find it easy to forgive and move on. They realize the damage of holding onto anger and how it can effect general health and the quality of life. A happy person knows just how important it is to forgive others for their wrong doings.
Happy people do many things differently and they make sure that they do everything wholeheartedly and with great effort. They are those passionate people who usually have a big smile on their face and who you see living their lives to the fullest everyday
Additionally, the happiest people in the world are not those who have no problems, but those who learn to live with things that are less than perfect and the secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most of it. After all, happiness is an inside job and to be happy is a choice, so choose to be happy. Albert Schweitzer put it best, “Our inner happiness depends not on what we experience, but on the degree of our gratitude to God, whatever the experience.” Life is brief and every morning is a miracle…that we are given another chance to live in this world. Let us thank the Lord who lend us a life we just borrowed from Him. Smile and Be Happy!