If you want to create anything in your life, the best way to do it is to model the example of people who’ve succeeded before you.
Happiness isn’t something that you seek. Instead, happiness is the by-product of many habits and practices that you cultivate, and is a direct expression of the very essence of who you are.
Cultivating true happiness takes time and practice. Yet a proven way to quicken your progress is to learn from the example of truly happy people.
Here are 11 of the most common traits of happy people for you to practice integrating into your own life and is the secret to success– starting now!
1. Stay away from Negative people
Birds of a feather flock together, and so do happy people. You will not find happy people spending much time with people who are unhappy, grumpy or complaining. Law of attraction relationships! Follow the example of happy people, and spend your time with happy people. You’ll feel a boost in your energy, your perspective will change and you’ll feel more positive too.
If you must spend time with negative people, keep it to a minimum and don’t engage in the drama of their negativity.
2. Happy people are positive people
You can spot a happy person a mile away based on their attitude. A happy person smiles, feels confident and always has something positive to say. They seem calm and at peace, they don’t worry about much, and simply accept life as it comes.
3. Have a plan
Your goals and dreams will help keep you moving forward in life. And while it’s not important to know exactly how you’re going to achieve them, focusing on your goals and your life’s mission will help guide some of the steps you need to take to live your dream. Allow the universe and the law of attraction to take care of the rest.
4. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Happy people understand that there are simply things in life that they cannot change. Instead of trying to change what they cannot, they focus their attention on the things that they can change.
5. Happy people adapt.
The happiest people in life are able to adapt and be flexible when life doesn’t go according to plan.
They understand that life is unpredictable and that a situation can change or challenge arise at any point in time.
6. Happy people see the good in everyone.
Happy people however have learned to focus on finding the good in others which leaves them feeling good and more positive about those and the world around them.
7. Happy people laugh easily and often
Happy people understand not only the restorative value of laughter and humour but the fact that it also brings them closer in to their true self and is one of the best ways to add more joy to your life.
To add more laughter to your life, find the humour in every situation. Challenge yourself to look at life through humour’s eye. Spend time with people who make you laugh.
8. Happy people are happy with themselves.
Happy individuals love everything about themselves and know that they can’t be truly happy until they are happy with themselves. They also accept themselves for who they are, never judging.
9. Take time out
The happiest people live a balanced life because they understand their priorities and what matters most.
They work hard and with purpose but they also make sure that they take time out to spend quality time friends and family and in recreational activities that bring them pleasure.
10. Happy people have a connection to a Higher Power
They accept and recognize a universal power or spiritual energy and work to foster a relationship with this power, whether they call this power God, Buddha, Life, the Universe or whatever term they choose.
Happy people live their lives in harmony with this power, using its wisdom and energy to help guide their path and give them a sense of ease about their life.