10 Habits of the Happiest People

When you wake every day experiencing feelings of doom and gloom instead of optimism, life can be pretty miserable. If you are not happy then finding the energy and motivation to take care of every day needs is hard enough, never mind trying to achieve bigger personal success goals.

You may not even know exactly WHY you are not as happy as you think you should be. There may not be any major catastrophic events in your life to bring you down, but still you don't have a spring in your step or a glow of wellbeing, and wonder why not.

The answer is often as simple as understanding how to develop a positive state of mind, how to become more aware of daily things to be grateful for.

It definitely depends on HOW YOU SEE YOURSELF... if you see yourself as a happy person, and always assume every day will be a good one, and that good comes to you, life becomes more fun.

Learning how to develop an attitude of optimism and abundance is key to being able to appreciate what is already great in your life, as well as helping to attract even better things to make you be happier and happier with every day that passes.

So, just why are some people happy all of the time? Well, its because the happiest people have developed good habits that raise the odds of them feeling happy.

In the same way, unhappy people have bad habits that result in less desirable feelings for them every day. It can be that simple.

If you're not as happy as you'd like, take a look at your habits. You can use these self improvement strategies to become more optimistic, be happier, and live a life of abundance and joy.

Those that are happy share many qualities. Adopting these same qualities described below will yield positive results for you and your loved ones.

Here we go... The top ten habits that lead to happiness, and are enjoyable to implement:

1. Optimism.

Obviously, if you believe good things will happen, it's much more likely that you'll be happy. Expecting the worst does nothing to improve your mood!

Realistically, it's not even important to expect a positive outcome, only to believe that everything will be okay.

Optimism is also a form of belief in yourself. If you believe that you can handle any outcome, you can be optimistic and have the mental freedom to be happy.

2. Altruism.

Doing things for others provides multiple benefits. You can see firsthand that you have a lot to be grateful for.

You can feel good about yourself for assisting others. You have a good reason to get out of the house. You also feel useful.

Make a list of at least three ways you can help others that will also fit into your schedule.

3. Gratitude.

Do you realize how many great things and people you already have in your life?

By maintaining focus on the things you don't have, you're making yourself unhappy. Experiencing gratitude helps to create feelings of happiness.

4. An exciting future.

Maximum happiness requires that you have something to look forward to.

It can be graduating from college, having a baby, retirement, a vacation, or a hot date on Saturday night.

Have a few goals that give you a reason to be excited. Have goals that are both short-term and long-term.

5. Success.

Spend some time doing things that you're good at. It feels good to do well at something.

It doesn't have to be a competitive event. You can hit golf balls at the range or play the guitar and feel great about yourself.

Make of list of the things you excel at and try to spend at least a little time each day doing one of them.

6. Resilience.

It's impossible to avoid challenging times. Sooner or later, something will happen that threatens your progress, success, or happiness. Resilience is the ability to continue forging ahead.

Some people have a knack for making obstacles seem bigger than they really are. Others are able to maintain their composure and continue making progress.

7. Reasonable expectations.

When your expectations are overly optimistic, you'll routinely experience disappointment.

When your expectations are consistently low, you won't feel very optimistic. Neither is a recipe for happiness.

8. Forgiveness.

How can you be happy while holding a grudge? Forgiving others quickly and easily make happiness possible.

You might feel that some people don't deserve forgiveness, but what is the alternative? Making yourself unhappy.

9. Authenticity.

Spending your time pretending to be something you're not is a challenge to your self-esteem.

Happiness is elusive if you don't feel comfortable being yourself. Allow your uniqueness to show.

10. Presence.

Thinking about the past leads to regret. Thoughts of the future lead to anxiety.

Keep your mind in the present if you want to experience happiness on a regular basis.

There's nothing complicated about happiness.

Forgive others, be yourself, give of yourself, and be grateful for the things and people you already have.

Having an effective set of habits will result in feeling more happiness.

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