Are you a happy person? Can anyone actually be happy all the time?
I think of myself as a happy person, but I know sometimes I can be desperately unhappy too.
When I came across this on my Facebook page, I realised there is a difference between being a happy person and knowing how to be happy, and I reckon I know how to be happy. This list sums up my philosophy so there is clearly someone out there with whom I am in sync. Now there’s a thought.
Putting these twelve things into practice works.
If you are someone who makes New Year resolutions, you could do worse than making this your list.
*When you appreciate what you have, what you have appreciates in value.
*People who think optimistically see the world as a place packed with endless opportunities, especially in trying times
Avoid over-thinking and social comparison
*The only person you should compare to is yourself before now.
Practise acts of kindness
*Selflessly helping someone is a super powerful way to feel good inside
Nurture social relationships
*The happiest people on the planet are the ones who have deep, meaningful relationships.
Develop strategies for coping.
Learn to forgive
*Harbouring feelings of hatred and bitterness is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Increase flow experiences
*Flow is a state in which it feels like time stands still.
*When you are so focused on what you’re doing that you have become one with the task.
Savour life’s joys
Commit to your goals
*Recognise life is bigger than us.
Take care of your body