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The 7 Habits of Highly Happy People

 

Highly happy people all share happy habits.  It’s as simple as that. The happiest people I know  share seven very  obvious habits. If you’re looking to expand your general  happiness, you  may consider adopting these in your own life.

1. Be a part of something you believe in. This could be anything. People may take an active role in their   local city council, find refuge in religious faith, join a social club   supporting causes they believe in, or find passion in their careers. In  each  case, the physiological outcome is the same. They engage themselves  in  something they strongly believe in. This engagement brings happiness  and  meaning into their lives.

2. Share time with friends and family. A happy life is a  life shared with friends and family. The stronger  the personal relationships  are and the higher the frequency of  interaction, the happier a person will  be.

3. Reflect on the good. Quite often  people concentrate too much of their attention on negative outcomes and leave no  time to positively reflect on their successes. It’s natural for a  person to want to correct  undesirable circumstances and focus closely on doing  so, but there must  be a healthy balance in the allocation of personal  awareness. It 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 positive affect on your overall emotional   happiness.

4. Exploit the resources you DO have access  to. The average person is usually astonished when they see a  physically  handicapped person show intense signs of emotional happiness. How  could  someone in such a restricted physical state be so happy? The answer   rests in how they use the resources they do have. Stevie Wonder couldn’t  see,  so he exploited his sense of hearing into a passion for music, and  he now has  twenty-five Grammy Awards to show for it.

5. Create happy endings whenever possible. The power of  endings is quite remarkable. The end of any experience  has a profound impact on  a person’s overall perception of the experience  as a whole. Think about reading  a well written, thought-provoking  novel. Now imagine the ending totally sucks.  Even if the story was  captivating up until the ending, would you still be happy  recommending  the novel to a friend? People always remember the ending. If the  ending  is happy, the experience creates happiness. Always tie loose ends, leave  things on a good note, and create happy endings in your life whenever   possible.

6. Use personal strengths to get things done. Everyone  possesses unique personal strengths. We all have different talents and skill sets.  Emotional happiness comes naturally to those  who use their strengths to  get things done. The state of completion always  creates a sense of  achievement. If this achievement is based exclusively on  your own  personal ability to get the job done, the physiological rewards are   priceless.

7. Savor the natural joy of simple  pleasures. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the best  things in life are free. They come in the form of simple pleasures and they appear right in front of you at  various locations and  arbitrary times. They are governed by Mother Nature and  situational  circumstance and captured by mindful awareness. It’s all about  taking a  moment to notice the orange and pink sunset reflecting off the pond   water as you hold hands with someone you love. Noticing these moments  and  taking part in them regularly will bring unpredictable bursts of  happiness into  your life.

By Marc and Angel Hack Life, DivineCaroline

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