It’s your disposition to life and not your circumstance
Happy people are aware of this and know that happiness comes from the inside, the way you see and perceive life.
Here are 5 other things that happy people tend to do and receive differently.
- Loving themselves for who they are and celebrating their uniqueness
They feel comfortable in their own shoes and are not afraid to be their unique authentic selves, regardless of whether or not they receive approval from others. They work hard to make the best of the human experience they are living rather then focusing too much on their shortcoming or rather on what others might perceive as such. Happy people who feel comfortable in their skin are also not the ones to compare their lives to that of others. They rather celebrate the uniqueness of each person and help lift others up.
- Cultivating relationships
Relationships, whether friendly, familial or romantic are certainly one of the greatest parts of the human experience. People who have deeper and more close friendships tend to be happier. The number of friends does not matter. What makes the difference is if and how often we share personal feelings with friends or relatives as well as engaging in new activities to make common and shared memories. However, instead of looking toward our closest friends to fill a void that we might find within, happy people see their closest relationships as an extension of themselves.
- Kindness and compassion is a language that everyone understands
People who volunteer or simply care for others in their day-to-day life on a consistent basis seem to be happier. This can be as simple as reaching out to a colleague or classmate who looks very lonely or is struggling with something. It is truly easy. So think about who you can be kinder to the world and yourself today.
- Find your own flow supported by your strengths
If we engage in an activity that is well suited to our skills, we experience a joyful state, which is called „flow“. A variety of different activities can produce the experience of flow, such as playing a sport or an instrument, teaching, or anything else that recharges your batteries. Being in the flow is a type of intrinsic motivation, as you’re spending time doing something that you enjoy. This will most of the time be tied to the strengths you have, something that comes to you naturally. The happiest people are those that have discovered their unique strengths and use them for a purpose that is greater than their own personal goals.
- Treasure gratitude and live in the moment
Grateful people have been shown to have greater positive emotion and a greater sense of belonging. It is also the best practice to help you return to the present moment, just be with yourself and enjoy life for what it is in this moment.
Are you already doing some of these things? And do they bring you happiness?
Let me know!