Thursday, October 29, 2015

10 Things Happy People Do Differently

Levitt & Associates shares a "10 Things Happy People do Differently" by author, Steven Covey...

  1. Express Gratitude
    • When you appreciate what you have, what you have appreciates in value.
    • If we aren't thankful for what we already have, we will have a hard time ever being happy.
  2. Cultivate Optimism
    • People who think optimistically see the world as a place packed with endless opportunities, especially in trying times.
  3. Avoid Over-Thinking and Social Comparison
    • Comparing yourself to someone else can be poisonous. 
    • The only person you should compare to is yourself before now.
  4. Practice Acts of Kindness
    • Selflessly helping someone is a super powerful way to feel good inside.
  5. Nurture Social Relationships
    • The happiest people on the planet are the ones who have deep, meaningful relationships. 
  6. Develop Strategies for Coping
    • It helps to have healthy strategies for coping pre-rehearsed, on-call and in your arsenal at your disposal. 
  7. Learn to Forgive
    • Harboring feelings of hatred is horrible for your well-being. 
  8. Increase Flow Experiences
    • Flow is a state in which it feels like time stands still. 
    • It's when you're so focused on what you're doing that you become one with the task.
    • Nothing is distracting you or competing for your focus.
  9. Savor Life's Joys
    • Deep happiness cannot exist without slowing down to enjoy the joy.
  10. Commit to Your Goals
    • Magical things start happening when we commit ourselves to doing whatever it takes to get somewhere.

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