Are you a happy person? Happiness is a matter of choice — not just luck.
How often have you thought of someone as simply having a happy disposition? The truth is that happiness doesn’t just fall into your lap, rather it is something you need to consciously work at. Chances are that person with the happy disposition consciously makes life choices to create that feeling, every day.
For some people this comes easier than for others, but everyone can choose to be happy and then to take the steps to make it happen. Just by changing habits in their life for ones that create more happiness they can shift themself towards the happier life they crave.
Happiness is not something that occurs all the time. Life is a series of ups and downs. Rather, being a happy person indicates that you are able to bring yourself back into that lighter state when you find yourself falling into darker moods.
Use this checklist to find out how happy you are.
- Nurture social relationships and spend time in-person with their friends
- Live minimally
- Tell the truth
- Don’t judge
- Don’t hold grudges
- Never make excuses
- Take the time to listen
- Speak well of others
- Choose their friends with care
- Set their personal boundaries
- Dream big
- Avoid social comparisons
- Treat everyone with kindness
- Accept others
- Don’t sweat the small stuff
- Accept what they cannot change
- Meditate or practice quiet reflection
- Avoid seeking approval from others
- Express gratitude for what they already have in their life
- Eat well
- Laugh and have a sense of fun
- Are busy but not rushed
- Give – but not until it hurts
- Surround themselves with other happy people
So just how happy are you?
If you didn’t rate so highly try adopting some of the practices on this list.
Start with just one or two and do them until they become a natural way for you to act or think. Then gradually add some more. As you increase your happy practices it becomes easier to add more and more, and you will find you feel happy most of the time.
What makes you feel really deeply happy? Why not leave a reply below?
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