What’s the difference between happy people and miserable people?
Well, the best way to answer that is that they just have different habits and act and think about them differently.
It’s so simple, really.
People who are unhappy have habits that make them feel less desirable. And people who are happy have habits that make them feel more desirable and joy.
So, if you’re not as happy as you would like to be?
You have to look at your own habits and see if you can make a small little change so you can start seeing your happiness levels start to rise.
And, these 5 small habits below, may just help you become that really happy person (that you know is in you), to take center stage!
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1. They write 3 Things That they’re Grateful For everyday.
First, we are going to start off with gratitude!
You have to recognize that everything that you are, is a result of everything that you have thought and experienced up to this point.
And, if you realize how many great things (and people) that you already have in your life to be grateful for, you’ll have a better frame of mind to maintain focus on all the little things that bring you the most joy.
But what a lot of people don’t understand is that by experiencing gratitude, it’s really going to help you create more of those feelings that’ll just attract more things to be happy for.
And the best way to start by jotting down three small things that you are grateful for in your life each day.
Get a notepad that is solely for this and start today even if you don’t want too.
You’ll start seeing the misery melt away if you can make this a habitual daily habit that you stick with.
2. They create excitement and don’t wait for it.
We all know, just by witnessing it, that the happiest people live in excitement.
And it’s almost annoying to see, especially when you don’t have anything to be excited about.
But maximum happiness requires that you have something to look forward to daily, even if it’s small.
So the key here is to create excitement and not merely hope or pray to be excited about something someday.
You need something to look forward to that you know you can do, that you know will bring you joy and that you know will benefit you in the long run.
So, whether that’s graduating from college, having a baby, starting a blog, or creating excitement for that little innocent coffee date you have planned this week?
Excitement will give you purpose, meaning, a sense of enthusiasm, and a reason to get up in the morning.
3. They are really good at focusing on things that they’re really good at.
When it comes to being happy, what do most happy people have in common?
They most usually have a passion project that allows for their strengths and abilities to shine.
Plus if you spend your time doing the things that you’re good at, you’ll just feel great knowing that you have a gift and that you are actively using it every day.
Not only that, but it just feels good to be really great at something.
So, if you know what that is? Then try to start doing it and more often.
And if you don’t know what talents or gifts that you like doing the most?
Start by making a list of the things that you’re really good at and try to spend a little bit of time each day doing some of those things.
Even if it’s something that you feel is not important to your growth, like painting or sewing.
As long as it’s something that will boost your self-esteem, and that is a healthy space for you to relax in, the better!
You can write poetry, dance, cook, or play with your dog!
Just as long as you carve out a little time each day to accomplish one of those fun things, you’ll really start to see more meaning in your life that, in turn, will bring you more joy.
4. They really do see the glass half full and are optimistic.
To be genuinely happy and to get out of your miserable rut, it’s really all about not letting your negative situations DEFINE YOU!
You must learn to see your problems and circumstances as challenges and opportunities, instead of pondering over what has happened and letting it steal your joy.
So start finding the silver lining in every situation that you meet. You’ll be better equipped to face them if you do and you’ll start feeling much happier for it.
Also, another note to add is to try not to let your past mistakes define you. Don’t hurt yourself with negative self-criticism either.
If you really want to lead a more happy and fulfilled life, know that optimism may sound hard at the beginning, but it’s just a habit of seeing your problems as potential opportunities.
5. Practice Self-Acceptance daily by not comparing.
Lastly, comparing yourself to others or focusing on your own flaws, will only bring you bouts and bouts of more misery.
That’s because when we try to hide these things that we don’t like about ourselves or compare what others have to what we are lacking, it just makes us literally feel miserable.
Self-acceptance is the opposite of comparison and to feel more joy in life, you have to accept yourself and all the flaws that you think you may have.
One great way to do this is to think of something that you did in the past (even if it’s something really painful) and tell yourself that you did the best that you could at that time.
Accept the mistakes that you made and start the perpetual change that you desire with self-acceptance and self-love.
And if you need some outsider’s views on self-love and self-acceptance? Check out these 25 powerful self-worth quotes here.
Oftentimes, the same formula may not work for everyone. But at least you can adopt some kind of strategy or plan that will help start the process of getting out of misery.
Know that happiness lies in your own hands and if you want to be happier — you must act on it!
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Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am the face behind Everything Abode! I am a lifestyle and wellness writer based out of Vancouver Island. When I’m not writing or exploring mountains and beaches with my furry rescue, I love spending time learning creative ways to manifest a healthy home. Thanks for stopping by!
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