By Ann Gabriel | Negosentro.com
What are the secrets of happy people? How can they stay at the bright side of life while some let the good moments pass by? Your happiness point is 50 percent based on personality traits and 50 percent uncontrolled. Think of happiness as a mindset and if you’re looking for tips on how to have that kind of mindset, then you better check this out:
1. Be a good friend to others – It’s easy to befriend people but being a good friend to others brings a different kind of happy feeling. Research shows that people with strong social relationships are 50 percent likely to survive. It’s a definite payoff to have someone who can have your back at any given time and be that someone to others as well.
2. Be grateful – Be thankful because there are so many reasons to be thankful for. Make someone’s day brighter by paying it forward. Individuals who amidst the busy days, take time to appreciate small stuff are more likely happy than those who don’t. You can make a gratitude checklist to remind you everyday of the good things that happened. Happy people focus on what they have, not on what they don’t have.
3.Give – Giving makes you happier. It makes us happy when we receive something but it makes us even happier when we provide social support to others because it reminds us of how fortunate we are. We share to others part of our lives. Happiness is not the result of what we get but from what we give.
4. Set goals and aim for it – It’s fulfilling to achieve goals one step at a time. Achievement should not be measured through comparing where you are now with where others are. Everyone has their own path in life. When you compare yourself to others, you deprive yourself of happiness.
The secret of happiness is accepting where you are in life and making the most of your everyday. Practice a career you enjoy, have hobbies, learn, and grow.