Daily do’s for more happiness

Daily do’s for more happiness

Achieving happiness, I believe, requires little more than practicing a few simple disciplines each and every day.

And so with your happiness in mind, I’m very happy to share with you this great article listing 11 things super happy people do every day to boost and maintain their positive moods…

via Bustle by Toria Sheffield

Being happy sounds so simple, yet it’s something so many of us struggle with on some level. But the thing is, there are genuinely things happy people do every day that help keep them positive and optimistic. And on the flip side, there are definitely things the rest of us do that keep us relatively unhappy.

When it comes down to it, sometimes we’re our own worst enemies in the happiness department. And if you think it’s just you, it’s not. According to a study featured on The Huffington Post, only one in three Americans say they’re very happy. What’s more, young people are more likely to say they’re stressed than ever.

This means that stress and dissatisfaction are kind of an epidemic, and it leads me to wonder what specifically the few “very happy” people out there are doing differently than the rest of us. The question led me to hunt down insights and information from experts and specialists to try to figure out what, exactly, we can be doing to improve our overall happiness levels.

If you’re also trying to improve your outlook and feel happier on a daily basis, here are 11 things that super happy people do every day.

1. They Limit Social Media

That’s right. According to a study out of the University of Michigan, spending time on Facebook and other social media sites generally makes us feel less happy and more isolated. The researchers found that social media results in comparisons with other people, and since others generally only post about the good things that happen to them, our lives seem disproportionately less awesome. And even knowing this doesn’t seem to help make us feel better! So consider limiting your time on social media each day — you just might notice a big difference.

2. They’re In Control Of Their Money

According to psychologist Ryan T. Howell in a piece for Psychology Today, happy people are generally in control of their money. This doesn’t mean that they’re rich, or that they have tons to spend, it just means that they know where their money goes and have a solid sense of their budget. Feeling in control of something so important helps alleviate stress, which leaves more room for enjoyment.

3. They Choose Experiences Over Stuff

Howell also noted that happy people tend to choose to invest in experiences over material possessions. He noted that countless studies have shown that life experiences, like travel, or time spent with friends and loved ones, generate more lasting positive feelings than belongings…

…keep reading the full & original article HERE