We all want to know what the secret to finding happiness is, right? Well, let me tell you right now, there is no one secret, because each person is unique. Happiness is different for everyone. But still, you have a hard time being truly happy unconditionally, so you might be wondering what happy people do that makes them so happy? Or better yet: what are the things that you aren’t doing that they do? Like I said, happiness differs from person to person. Although this is true, all people still have some sort of general foundation for happiness. See it as some sort of principles that you need to follow, if you truly want to be happy. So, lets find out what to those things are!
They don’t care
Happy people never seek attention, validation or compliments from anyone else. They just do their thing. If you don’t like it, that’s your problem and not theirs.
They live in the moment
You can always stress about the future and worry about how things will work out. For example: am I doing enough right now in order for me to live the life I want 10 years from now? No one knows. The same goes for the past, a lot of people have difficulty with letting it go. Happy people also face these problems, don’t get me wrong, but they deal differently with these things. They acknowledge them, but they don’t let these things define them, because they know, worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace. That’s why they don’t let it impact their lives that much that it starts to affect their happiness.
There are two ways to look at life: optimistic or pessimistic. Everyone starts with having an optimistic perspective on life, because I haven’t ever heard of, nor seen a pessimistic baby! But as the years go on, some (bad) experiences will affect your perspective on life. For some, this causes a change in their perspective on life to a neutral perspective, and others even get a pessimistic view on life. Happy people don’t allow this to happen. They try to see the good in every situation and don’t let the environment affect their happiness.
They surround themselves with good people
You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with in your life. So you better ‘pick out’ quality people to hang around with. These positive people have positive energy and, as you know, when you’re around fun people, your mood brightens up and your energy level rises. That is because positive energy is contagious.
They accept who they are
Happy people accept their strengths and their weaknesses. They don’t pretend to be someone that they’re not, and they don’t overestimate their strengths. Of course, they like to make jokes with friends that they’re for example the new Michael Jordan in basketball, but when it comes down to it, they know their capabilities.
In sum, these are not all the things that happy people do. Of course, there are more, but personally, I found these 5 to be most helpful and insightful for you to know about. People are born happy, but it is up to you whether or not you’ll be happy your whole life. It shouldn’t really be a hard choice, but I know that some circumstances may lead you to believe otherwise. Regardless, I know that you have the power to overcome anything, because you’ve got greatness within you. If you think I’m talking too philosophical, just wait and see, you haven’t seen the potential of your strength yet!
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