August 9, 2018

In Pursuit of Happiness Part 3

Habit 5- They stay positive.
Bad things happen to everyone, including happy people. Instead of complaining about how things could have been or should have been, happy people reflect on everything they’re grateful for. Then they find the best solution available to the problem, tackle it, and move on. Nothing fuels unhappiness quite like pessimism. The problem with a pessimistic attitude, apart from the damage it does to your mood, is that it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy: if you expect bad things, you’re more likely to experience negative events. Force yourself to look at the facts, and you’ll see that things are not nearly as bad as they seem.

Habit 6 – They get enough sleep.
Sleep is important to improving your mood, focus, and self-control. When you sleep, your brain literally recharges. Sleep deprivation raises stress hormone levels on its own, even without a stressor present. Happy people make sleep a priority, because it makes them feel great.

Habit 7 – They have deep conversations.
Happy people know that happiness and substance go hand-in-hand. They avoid gossip, small talk, and judging others. Instead they focus on meaningful interactions. They engage with other people on a deeper level, because they know that doing so feels good, builds an emotional connection, and is an interesting way to learn

Stay tuned for more happy habits.