Everyone wants to be happy, but you learn as an adult that it’s not quite as simple as you thought it would be. The struggle for a lot of people is that they just don’t know how to get there. They get caught up in the storm of waiting for the next big thing to fulfill their happiness, instead of learning how to find happiness in the moment. Happiness has turned into the destination, rather than the journey.
One thing we can share with you about happiness is that if you want it, you can have it, but you have to work for it. You aren’t going to find it focusing on everyone else and wondering how they have life figured out. Your time is precious and when you spend it searching for the answer to everyone else’s happiness, you are missing out on the opportunity to experience it yourself.
If you are searching for the tools to start living your best life, we have nine habits of happy people that you can start instilling in your life today.
Prioritize health and fitness
Happy people understand that maintaining an active lifestyle not only promotes physical health, but also mental and emotional health. They schedule exercise into their weekly routine, and they do not compromise it for excuses. Happy people prioritize their health and fitness to contribute to a balanced lifestyle, not an obsessive lifestyle.
Maintain a positive mindset
Happy people wake up in the morning and say to themselves, “I choose to be happy today.” They approach every situation with an open mind, and make decisions based on facts. Happy people understand that their attitude is a choice, and how they respond to situations is a choice.
Set healthy boundaries
Happy people understand their weaknesses and set boundaries around them. They set an expectation for how they will be treated, and treat others with the same respect. Happy people have no problem removing people from their lives who do not motivate, inspire, or lift them up.
Give to others
Happy people want to help other people find happiness. They are extremely loyal, compassionate, and giving with those who give them 100%. Happy people encourage and inspire others to be their best self. They always show up and add value to the lives of those around them.
Express their voice
Happy people understand that they cannot expect other people to know what they are thinking, or how they are feeling. They believe that they are just as important as everyone else. Happy people speak up when they need to be heard, and express themselves in a way that they will be understood.
Invest in themselves
Happy people make time for themselves. They make time for the things they are passionate about, and they prioritize personal growth on a daily basis. Happy people use their tools and resources in their daily routine to ensure continued personal growth and development.
Value their time
Happy people understand how precious life is. They are thoughtful about who they spend their time with, and what they spend their time doing. They will not entertain anything that does not add value to their life. Happy people understand the value in saying, “no.”
Surround themselves with like-minded people
Happy people do not engage with people who will drag them down. They understand that you become who you surround yourself with, so if you choose to entertain negative people, you can only expect negative results. Happy people have goals and desires, and surround themselves with people who are reaching for the same stars.
Don’t look left, or right
Happy people understand that everyone has the right to live their own life and make their own choices. They keep their eye on the prize, and are not influenced by other’s opinions. Happy people don’t aspire to live someone else’s life; they are motivated, ambitious, and driven towards becoming the best version of themselves.
There is no secret recipe to happiness that is keeping you from enjoying the best this life has to offer. To get there you have to implement tools and use your resources. Happy people plant their seeds, and water their grass on a daily basis.
Sarah and Samantha
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