8 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

You may often stare and wonder how some people are just always happy. You might think they’ve always had a lot of luck in life – luck you don’t seem to have had. But we don’t think it’s just that.

Happiness is what you choose to be, not something that happens to you. Those happy people you envy do things to make themselves happy people, and you can do the same.

Learning to be happy is just like learning any other skill; it might take practice, but it will come naturally in the end. So what are the habits you can practice to enhance your happiness and your life?

Don’t compare yourself

Did you see what we said earlier about envying those happy people? Well, don’t! Comparing yourself to others is one sure-fire way to get yourself down.

You start to notice things that other people have, that you don’t – different qualities, different skills, different advantages in life. When you compare yourself and notice these things, you start to focus on what you don’t have and completely forget about what you DO have.

Always remember how lucky you are to have the life you have. Never dwell on the negatives, and always live life to the fullest!

Kindness

Say goodbye to bad feelings like anger, jealousy and negativity because kindness is scientifically proven to make you happier. Treating everyone with kindness, no matter what mood you start off in, will significantly boost your mood.

It’s all about those feel-good hormones and endorphins in your brain. Simply smiling and expressing kindness wherever you go, promotes positive feelings for you and the person you’re talking to. What’s not to love about that?

It’s not only important to be kind to others, but it’s also important to be kind to yourself. Don’t ever punish yourself for menial things like eating too much chocolate, skipping the gym, or doing absolutely nothing on your day off. Treat yourself.

Keeping busy

Happy people are known to be busy people – not rushed, but busy. Happy people take up hobbies and live life to the full! Don’t be afraid to say yes to trying new things, and don’t be that person that is constantly making excuses to avoid stepping out of routine.

But remember to keep it balanced. If you’re too busy, you’ll find yourself overwhelmed, and probably a little bit exhausted. If you’re spending all of your days doing absolutely nothing, you’ll find yourself bored, miserable, and lacking morale.

Trying new and exciting things is just part of life. Life isn’t about being monotonous; it’s about experience and doing what you want to do.

Cherish friends and family

Friends and family are essential to anyone’s happiness. They know you better than anyone else – that is why they have the ability to keep you sane, keep you laughing, and keep you happy.

Always make time to visit, call or just hang out with family and friends, and don’t ever let your routine or busy schedule get in the way of that. The love you have for them is the answer to a higher quality of life!

Personal control

Never let other people dictate how you should live your life. After all, you have your own goals and your own dreams, and you know what you need to achieve them.

By being in charge of your own life and what you do, you will increase your sense of self-worth and self-value, ultimately leading to a happiness that shines from inside your body to anyone that meets you.

Laugh more

When you think of happiness, what do you immediately think of? Odds are that you think of smiling and laughing. Why? Because these smiling and laughing are visible signs that show a person is happy. In fact, they are more than that…

Smiling and laughing not only show a person is happy, but increases happiness all around too – both within that person, and to anyone around them. It really is contagious.

This is exactly why we put on laughter workshops and laughter training programmes, where people can learn to laugh and embrace laughter to aid their personal growth and happiness. To find out more information about our workshops, you can head to our website or get in touch by calling 08001214714 or emailing info@unitedmind.co.uk.

Be healthy

Eating well and doing regular exercise are two things you can actively do to keep you happy. What you eat directly impacts your mood, and so does keeping active. Whether that’s a daily walk or a few trips to the gym a week, it can help you on your way to true happiness.

All it takes is a balanced diet and about 30 minutes of exercise a day to promote a healthy lifestyle; a lifestyle that enriches the mind, body and soul. In fact, it’s got a positive cyclical effect; being healthy makes you happy, and being happy will make you treat your body better. It’s a win win!

Acceptance

The final key to happiness, and perhaps the most important at times, is that you need to accept that not everything in life is going to be perfect. That’s not negative, that’s not defeatist – that’s just life. And that’s fine.

When we talk about acceptance, we mean both general acceptance of all those curveballs that life throws at you, as well as self-acceptance. Happy people learn to accept changes, injustices and setbacks that they can’t control, and focus their energy towards what they can control.