Everyone wants to be happy. We want to wake up with smiles on our faces and not worry about anything. As idealistic as it may seem, believe it or not, we all have the power to change how we feel. We control our own happiness and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t start today.
Today, Evolve Daily gives you the lowdown on how to live a happier life. Here are the 8 things happy people do:
1) They live in the NOW.
Living in the present brings awareness to what’s happening right now. There’s no use in looking back to what happened in the past or even worrying about what could happen in the future. By appreciating all the good things that are happening to you right now, you’ll be more motivated to live your life to the fullest.
2) They want to be BETTER.
The happiest people are always striving to be the best version of themselves possible. They set the highest goals and don’t stop until they’ve achieved them. By doing so, the sense of achievement that they feel after fulfilling their goals is incomparable to any other emotion. You should always try to improve yourself by at least 1% a day. Before you know it, you’ll realize how much your life has changed for the better.
3) They are GRATEFUL.
Being thankful for what you have is the easiest way to achieve happiness. You should always show gratitude towards those who have helped you. This shows that you acknowledge all the energy and time that they have invested in you. You can start by listing down the things that make you feel grateful. It will help you realize that the world isn’t so bad after all!
4) They are POSITIVE.
The happiest people always look at the brighter side of things. They know that something good is bound to happen, no matter how tough life can get. Thinking positive is something anyone can do. We can control negative thoughts and feelings. All it takes is the willingness and patience to do so.
5) They are COMPASSIONATE.
By being compassionate towards others, we create a sense of connection and community, which ultimately leads to happiness. It also makes us appreciate what we have, and feel more grateful about them. We should share our good fortune as well as our talents with others. Who knows? It might influence them to be compassionate towards others as well!
6) They love to BE CHALLENGED.
Whenever you challenge yourself, the feeling of accomplishment afterward ultimately makes you happier. This is because you know how hard you’ve worked to achieve your goals. Blood, sweat and tears – you’ll see how it’s all worth it in the end.
7) They are HONEST.
The more honest you are with yourself, the happier you will be. Being honest means staying true to yourself and to others. When you aren’t honest, chances are, you’ll probably feel anxious and unsteady – which is the complete opposite of being happy. Always speak the truth about what you think, feel and do. It will set you free.
8) They are surrounded by HAPPY PEOPLE.
When you’re surrounded by other happy people, there’s no other choice than to feel happy as well. You should be in the company of people who uplift you when you’re feeling down and give you helpful advice when you need it. They’ll help you feel better about yourself and boost you to reach greater heights.
By following these 8 simple rules, you’ll be 8 steps closer to leading a happier, emotionally healthy life. Don’t hesitate, the sooner you start being happy, the more you’ll get out of life.