We don’t really need a lot of material things or lose a few kilograms to be happy. Happiness doesn’t come from wealth, looks or anything else external, it comes from within. Which is why if you want to be truly happy, take a look at yourself and work from there. There are a certain set of habits (tested and proven) that you can adopt and there’s a high chance that you will feel happy too.
#1 Let Go Of Grudges
Holding on to a grudge does more harm to you than the person who offended you, so why jeopardise your happiness for someone who mightn’t even notice it? Let go of all the resentment, anger and other negative emotions so that there will be space for positive emotions to flow in. Remember, forgive and forget.
#2 Regarding Problems As Challenges
Instead of seeing an obstacle you face as a problem, view it as a challenge. See it as an opportunity to improve yourself and change for the better. Delete the word “problem” from your dictionary!
#3 Avoid Making Excuses
When something doesn’t go your way, instead of putting the blame on others, take responsibility for your misstep. It’s not easy but once you get through it, you’d be able to rise above bigger problems and have a positive outlook in life.
#4 Surround Yourself With Positive People
#5 Speak Well of Others
It feels good to to be included when your friends/colleagues are gossiping about others ’cause at least you’re not the one they’re talking bad about right? Even if you don’t contribute to the conversation, just by standing there is like taking a bath in negative emotions and you’re soaking in all that. If you’re ever caught in a situation like that again, make it a point to say nice things about whom they’re talking about, it’ll help you have a positive mindset and maybe influence the rest as well.
#6 Don’t Compare Yourself To Others
Everyone is a unique individual so don’t go comparing yourself to those around you. Fostering an unhealthy sense of superiority/inferiority to others will hinder your own path to success. Look at your own progress and measure your own worth from there.
#7 Spend More Money on Experiences
Buying experiences tend to make us happier as we’re more inclined to look back on them like a holiday trip, eating at a special restaurant or having the time of our lives at an amusement park. Spending your money on material goods may bring you happiness but they are (most of the time) short termed.