16 Apr The 7 top habits of extremely happy people
Those of you who’re familiar with the many articles and publications on happiness and Positive Psychology might not find much that’s new here. But it’s a great summary of the top strategies that will definitely boost your happiness and improve your life…
via Inc.com by Andrew Thomas
The quest for followers, validation and success has most of us chasing happiness as if it’s a milestone or destination. We’ve built such strong dependencies on external validation that happiness is now seen as a bi-product of success, and we don’t give ourselves permission to be happy until we’ve attained that success.
Yet what if we realized that happiness isn’t created by success, but is actually a source of success? The most successful people in my circles are happy despite the hard work and pressure that comes with their intense ambition. They were happy before they were successful, and during the process of becoming self-made millionaires.
If you feel like you’re not happy, consider this list of daily habits that happy people maintain despite their crazy schedules and demands.
1. Recharge your batteries
Too often in today’s world, downtime is viewed as lost time. This is a damaging perception that is just not true. Happy people realize the benefits of recharging, know how they refuel best, and honor the rejuvenation process.
There are so many ways to recharge, and it requires that you learn what works best for you. Lots of ultra-successful people I know frequent spas to detox in a hot sauna or enjoy a massage. As an introvert, I enjoy alone time. For others, weekend getaways, camping, hiking and journaling are also great ways to slow down and recharge.
2. Visualize a happy life
Successful people spend time dreaming about the future because it makes them happy, not just because it’s productive. Anticipation and imagination are great tools for happiness. Consider this: don’t you get happy when you plan a vacation? It’s almost as good as actually being on the vacation.
Don’t forget to spend time visualizing a happy future. Have fun dreaming of what you want to experience in your life, and embrace the feeling in that moment as if it’s already here…
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