22 Apr 11 Positive Habits for a Happier Life!
Here at The Happiness Institute we've said for over a decade now that…
…achieving happiness requires nothing more than practising a few simple habits each and every day.
Happiness is what you do regularly; just like fitness and other aspects of health and wellbeing.
And over the years we've offered many lists of habits, some of which will work better for some people than others which is why it's helpful to keep trying different things to discover what works best for you.
Accordingly, here's another list, from Life Hack's Aqilah Norazman, we hope you find useful…
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” — Dalai Lama
Having a happier life is something we all always strive for, and being happy encompasses so many aspects—mental, physical and spiritual—of our lives.
One of the key foundations of having a happier life is to be consistent in doing things that manifest happiness. It is important to cultivate the right habits to ensure we live a happier life. Some people do it well while others don’t. What’s good to know is that everyone can be happy by incorporating some powerful habits into their daily lives.
What I’ve learned from being happy is that no matter how bad our days get, happiness can be found, especially when we consistently try to consciously be happy.
Consider these 11 habits to enhance your life and make it as happy as you possibly can.
1. Surround yourself with people who matter.
It’s amazing how much the people around us can affect our emotions. As quoted by Jim Rohn, “We are an average of the five people we spend the most time with.” Spend more time with people who matter and remove those who do not have a good and positive impact on your life. These people with positive, happy energy can bring happiness into your life just because you’re constantly surrounded by them.
2. Learn how to relax when setbacks arise.
We do not live in a perfect world. Some days are great; some days are not. Some days we think; some days we relax with a good book. Some days, the buses run extremely late, and you swear you’ll never take the public transport ever again. Accept the fact that that things may not go as planned. Instead of trying to change something you can’t, focus your energy on changing something that is within your control.
3. Laugh in the middle of a busy day.
It’s 3 PM on a Friday afternoon and you’re desperate to leave the office. On top of the work you have, you’re running close to a super important deadline. Instead of blaming everything not going your way, take a moment to laugh. Ever wondered why Friends is entertaining to watch? Because they make jokes no matter how life is going down, something we should do more often, especially on a busy day…
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