In this article, you’ll discover 10 Things That Can Make You Happy Every day
“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” – Stacey Charter
Are you happy and content with your life?
Happiness is not a given, but most times it’s a choice. The choice is to join the happy people’s club by doing some of the things they do.
Do you want to join in?
Check the following list of 10 things happy people have in common and make your choice:
1. Grow your positive attitude
For almost whatever happens in life, there is a positive side. Train your mind to search and notice that side more than the negative one. Positive people are attracting into their lives positive things, events, and people.
2. Be grateful
Celebrate the great things you have in your life. Be grateful for what you have and embrace who you are with love and understanding.
Being grateful doesn’t stop at other people and external forces, but your internal strengths as well.
Learn how to communicate in a way that shows those around your appreciation and the gratitude you feel for having them in your life.
3. Get in the “zone”
Lose yourself in doing things that make the time disappear.
Being focused on important things all the time can rob you of the pleasure of doing fun stuff with no other purpose than pure enjoyment. Find your balance between doing important things and fun things. Note that both can put you into the zone when time seems to disappear.
4. Take time to relax
There are in this world both extremes: crazy driven and utterly lazy people; neither seems to be happy. The crazy driven never stops, and the lazy one ends up in apathy. Be in the middle. Be part of that group of people that pursue success and remember to breathe in between.
Find time to relax and calm your mind; it’s the best way to keep your mind in the present moment and notice how amazing your life is.
5. Build memories
Happy people know they are alive! They know where time has passed and how they spent the years of life. Happy people are building memories.
Don’t allow your days to feel and look the same. Every day of your life that passes unnoticed can give you the sad feeling that you haven’t lived.
6. Practice positive envy and comparison
Perhaps, you’ve tried to stop comparing yourself to others or never feel envious. Did you? Most of us did but discovered that we just couldn’t help it. It’s in your nature to do it.
First, we are comparing, not just ourselves to others, but most of the things that are around us. That is how we give value to people and things. Our mind needs comparison and statistics to make decisions, to know how much someone or something is worth, to predict the future the best we can.
Second, we can get envious because our unconscious mind wants to have the best there is and when we don’t, that is our mind’s way of signaling to work harder or faster or different.
Now, what do I mean by positive envy and comparison?
You have these emotions no matter how hard you try not to. Therefore, instead of forcing yourself to be different, work with your emotions to get to leave the life you want.
When you feel envious, get curious. How did the other person come to have/ achieve what you want too? Model out of their behavior and actions what you can do. Adapt their plan of action to your particular abilities, strengths, talents, wants and desires.
When you compare yourself to others, use all the data you have: your background, environment, family life, socio-economic status, genes, and whatever else might be relevant (with the purpose to progress).
For example, to open a magazine and compare yourself to a supermodel it’s useless, it doesn’t bring anything new or positive in your life; you learn nothing out of it. It might be positive though, to compare your skill to the skills of your co-workers, or your business to other similar ones – that is a positive comparison – you can do something about it; there is room for improvement in all of us.
At the end of the comparison, if you’re not satisfied with your findings (you believe you can do more), learn what can help you move forward.
7. What makes people happy for free? Enjoy the little things and seemingly insignificant
Stop! from time to time and be present in your surroundings. Admire a flower, hug a tree, listen to the birds singing, notice the strangers that are smiling at you and smile back. The little things count a lot for your level of happiness.
8. Follow your dreams and goals
Stay focused on your goals and dreams and give yourself the satisfaction of achievement.
Your goals and dreams are giving the most significant purpose of your life.
9. Take the leadership of your life
Be like a tree not like a leaf. Be assertive with others (and yourself) and stand up for what you believe, think, what you want and what you don’t want.
A leaf falls randomly from a tree, carried by the wind; never knowing where it might end up. Be the tree that knows where is heading, where it stands and what it needs.
10. Stay and get connected to others
Improve your ability to relate to others and surround yourself with positive people. People that like, appreciate, love, respect and admire you. People that feel proud for having you in their life.
Many things can make you happy but remember, happiness is a choice. Not that you can choose to be happy in a vacuum, but you can decide to have the thoughts, behavior, and actions that lead to your happiness.