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5 Things Happy People Consistently Do

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Happiness can be a habit

Do what happy people do if you want to feel good. Joyful individuals behave in certain ways, avoiding some actions and embracing others. When you stop doing what makes you feel bad and do more of what improves your mood, you’ll be happy too.

1. Avoid procrastination

Procrastination increases stress and won’t make you happy. The most satisfied people in the world get on with tasks, especially those they dislike. They know they will be relieved when jobs are complete and not have to worry about them.

Carry out chores you hate early in the morning when you have the most energy. As a result, you’ll feel liberated from burdens and free to enjoy the rest of the day with a smile.

2. Build gratitude

Happy people aren’t just grateful; they develop gratitude with positive thoughts. They count their blessings, making themselves hyper-aware of the abundance in their lives. Likewise, they appreciate the little gems of life around them, like rainbows and wildlife.

Generate happy thoughts by focusing on gratitude. List the prosperity available to you, including shelter, food, love, and anything else that pops into your head. Also, spend at least ten minutes appreciating positive aspects of your day.

3. Exercise

Get moving! Stagnation, also known as sitting for too long, causes ill-health. Exercise increases feel-good chemicals. Happy people are active. They might also rest, but they don’t loll on the couch for long periods.

Go to the gym. Attend exercise classes. Or take a stroll. Walking each day improves physical and emotional health. For added benefits, exercise outdoors; nature calms the soul. It reduces stress, increasing room for joy.

4. Quit worrying

Everyone worries, but people who are always happy know when to stop. They understand worrying makes them ill and doesn’t solve problems. Your unhappiness will increase if you worry, so learn how to quit.

When troubling thoughts arise, shift your focus. Don’t dwell on problems that run through your mind and make them grow. Studies show distraction and positive thinking lessen worries. Happy people combine the two by entertaining themselves with upbeat thoughts.

5. Live a balanced life

Health and happiness come easiest to people with balanced lifestyles who eat nourishing foods and put effort into their relationships. They also find meaning in their work and are careful to recognize lifestyle imbalances and make adjustments.

Examine your life to see whether you pay more attention to some aspects than others. Create harmony and balance by not overlooking specific parts that need improvement. For instance, are you a workaholic missing out on family time? Spread your effort evenly, and you’ll create contentment.

Some people are always happy. Their cheery disposition isn’t an accident. They get tiresome jobs out the way fast and build gratitude. They also exercise, lead a balanced lifestyle, and don’t dwell on worries. Behave like them, and you will have a similar temperament.

5 Things Happy People Consistently Do

John D. Moore, PhD

John D. Moore, PhD.Described as folksy and down to earth, Dr. John Moore infuses current events and pop culture into his posts as a way of communicating wider points on issues related to wellness and goal attainment. His work has been featured in nationally syndicated media, including Cosmo, Men's Fitness and CBS Market Watch. He is a consultant to a number of Fortune 500 companies and institutions of Higher Learning. Dr. Moore is author of Confusing Love with Obsessionand Editor in Chief at: Guy Counseling.


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APA Reference
Moore, J. (2018). 5 Things Happy People Consistently Do. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 17, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/life-goals/2018/11/happy-people-1111/

 

Last updated: 11 Nov 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 11 Nov 2018
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