The Rockin Johnny B

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


11 Habits of Happy People

  1. They Smile. Happy people smile, even when they don't have much to smile about. It's part of a state of mind, but more so, habitual behavior. The important part about smiling is that the change in physiology actually triggers a change in psychology.
  2. They build and nurture relationships. Happy people believe in relationships, and not just the kind that are one-sided and only benefit them. They believe in mutually-beneficial relationships, and work hard to ensure that they build and nurture not only existing relationships, but also new ones as well.
  3. The create value. Happy people are focused on the long term. They work to create value in whatever it is that they're doing in life. Instead of cutting corners, they go above and beyond the call of duty, so to speak. They always strive to provide more value in their work than what others have paid for it.
  4. They eat healthy. We've all heard the saying, "You are what you eat." No words could be truer. When we put things into our bodies that help make us feel sluggish and tired, there's absolutely no way we can approach the day with zeal and absolute energy.
  5. They live in the moment. It's hard to be happy when you spend most of your day worrying about the past or living in fear of the future. Happy people live in the moment. They're present in the here and now. It doesn't mean that they've entirely forgotten about the past or don't care for the future, they just know that being present is far more important to their well-being.
  6. They set goals. While happy people tend to live in the moment, they also set goals for the future. The goals give them an intended direction of travel. They're steeped in their hopes and aspirations of whatever they're trying to achieve in life. It pushes them forward and keeps them focused on whatever it is that they're trying to accomplish.
  7. They're accountable. Happy people are accountable. They own up to their actions. For that reason, they work to do the right thing. They're not looking to get the upper-hand in a transaction or to sneak a win in some unscrupulous way; they're willing to put in the work and let people know if they screwed up or not and what the reason was behind it.
  8. They Laugh. Laughter is food for the soul. While happy people might be accountable for their actions, they also don't take themselves too seriously all the time. They know that good things eventually happen, even if they're going through a difficult time in life.
  9. They're adventurous. Happy people seek adventure. They know that life's best experiences happen when they take themselves out of their comfort zone. This isn't just about traveling, but also about meeting new people, experiencing life through the eyes of different cultures, and exploring and discovering new things.
  10. They think positive. The mind gets whatever it is that it focuses on. It's very much like a camera's lens in that aspect. So, when we focus on problems, we tend to see more problems. They become bigger and brighter, and take more a forefront in our minds.
  11. They embrace change. While some people shy away from change, unable or unwilling to alter something they've become accustomed to in life, happy people embrace it for all its worth. Not only are they okay with certainty, but they're also okay with uncertainty as well. And, a potential for major change in their lives won't scare them off.

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