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Happy people invest in their relationships

  • They spend money on others. One reason is that it creates social connections.
  • They celebrate other people's success through "active and constructive" responding.
  • They treat everyone with respect and kindness. Kindness, like happiness, is contagious.
  • They're proactive about relationships. They work on maintaining their relationships.
  • They express gratitude. It improves mood and energy and decreases anxiety.
  • They engage in deep, meaningful conversations.

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  • They don't hold on to grudges. Forgiving and forgetting is absolutely necessary.
  • They don't make excuses. They use failure as an opportunity to change for the better.
Happy people are well rounded people
  • They savor the moment. They "stop to smell the roses".
  • They're busy, but not rushed. A healthy work-life balance is key.
  •  They don't sweat the small stuff. They focus only of what is important and within their control.
The attitude of happy people
  • They're optimistic. Bad things happen to all of us. Happy people don't complain, whine or let pessimism become a self-fulling prophecy.
  • They view problems as challenges. They focus on solutions to the problem and reflect on what they're grateful for.
  • They meditate daily. It gives your mind a much-needed break and only takes a couple of minutes each day.
  • They get enough sleep.
  • They spend time in nature. We are physically and mentally more healthy when we are interacting with nature.
  • They reward themselves. 
  • They spend time alone to reflect on their dreams, desires, worries, anxieties and what to be grateful for.
  • They have a morning ritual. It sets the stage for how the day is going to play out. 
  • They take care of themselves.
Choosing the right company

Happiness is contagious. 

When you surround yourself with other people who are happy and supportive, you'll be able to build self-confidence, boost your creativity and just have more fun in general.

Happy people consider the future
  • They dream big and work hard to turn those dreams into achievable goals.
  • They have a growth mindset. They want to improve and are willing to overcome challenges.

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If you are unhappy

... you have 2 options:

  • You can complain about it and hope it magically changes.
  • You can set out to make a change.

If you are unhappy you owe it to yourself to make a change -- life is too short to delay any longer.

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Take action

Don’t allow yourself to become paralyzed, numb or detached during a crisis situation or a traumatic event. And don’t wait for someone else to come and save the day.

Remind yourself that you’re not at the mercy of events beyond your control; you can always do something.

Exercise

The release of endorphins from exercise has an addictive effect, and more exercise is needed to achieve the same level of euphoria over time.