Friday, June 8, 2012

10 Habits of Happy People

10 Habits of Happy People

Happiness is a habit - cultivate it.
~ Elbert Hubbard

1.      Love themselves: They love themselves for what they are. They avoid comparison with others which brings unhappiness. They have high self-esteem with all their strengths and weaknesses. They think more about their achievements and successes. They dress smartly and act confidently without being snobbish.

To love oneself is to love life. It is essential to understand that we make ourselves happy in making others happy.
~Matthieu Ricard

2.      Getting delighted in simple pleasures in life: Reading a book, taking a nap, watching the sunrise, walking the dog and listening to the rushing waves are some of the  simple and yet cheerful things to do to be happy. Discover the happiness in your daily life.  

Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard's rustling, a breath, a flash, a moment - a little makes the way
of the best happiness.
~ Frederich Nietzsche

3.      Sociable: According to an article, What Happy People Do, happy people watch less TV and socialize more. They seek strong ties and friendship. They reach out to others more often. Social support is an important element for happy people.  

Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness.
~ Lois L. Kaufman

4.      Getting things done: Happy people are achievers and they are productive. They plan their work and work their plan to accomplish tasks of the day. They take action to overcome problems. When they work they get into a state of low. They are absorbed in the task at hand.  They enjoy the challenges in their job and excited about what they do because they are passionate.

Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get.
~ Bernard Meltzer

5.      An attitude of gratitude: They appreciate life, about their health, family, friends and their jobs. They welcome each new day with excitement.  They extend kindness and forgiveness and thankful for what they have got. 

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
~ Melody Beattie

6.      Optimistic: They look at the bright side of things and are hopeful. They are able to cope with difficult situations because they are resilient and not easily disheartened.
They are determined to overcome obstacles to achieve their objectives.

The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.
~- Kahlil Gibran

7.      Live in the moment: They are not regretting the past or worrying about the future. They are mindful and focus in the present. They don’t rush about and try to do too many things at once.  They seize the day.

It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day basis.
Margaret Bonnano

8.      Peace of mind: Happy people are honest people; they have nothing to hide and no lies to tell.  They fill their heart with contentment and are satisfied with what life has offered them. They hold no grudges but fill their heart with love and gratefulness.

To know you have enough is to be rich.
~ Lao-Tzu

9.      Financial freedom: They live within their means because they do not over spend and get into debt. Happy people are debt-free people. They manage their money well so that there is always money to save and invest for the future. 

With money in your pocket, you are wise and you are handsome and you sing well, too.
Jewish Proverb

10.  Self care: They lead a healthy lifestyle. They exercise, take breaks,   sleep soundly and enjoy a healthy eating habit. They are happy because they are fit and feeling good inside out.  

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
- Oprah Winfrey

Adopt a happiness habit and be happy.

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