10 Secrets All Happy People Know
There are tons of worrying things around us in this world. But amidst all this, we lose an important thing: feeling content.
We at Bright Side know that happiness is impossible without such a feeling, which is why the advice below will help you find harmony within yourself.
10. Accept your uniqueness.
What is right for someone else may not be the case for you. Sleep as much as you like. Eat and drink whatever you think is best for you. Do not try to be someone else. Accept your flaws, and turn them into your strong points that will make you different from others. Do what you think is right and best only for you.
9. Respect your boundaries.
It’s not only about saying "no" to a favor you don’t want to do, it’s also about getting out of a conversation that you find unpleasant and unnecessary, or putting a person who behaves incorrectly in their place. Act the same way you would want others to treat you.
8. Set priorities.
Make a list of values that are important to you. Use your time in such a way that you can do what you think is most important. If it’s health, then sign up for a gym or go and see a doctor. If it’s family, then spend time with your loved ones.
7. Stop feeling guilty.
Get rid of the word "must" from your life. Do only the things you want to do, not the things others force onto you. If you feel guilty for something, let it go and forgive yourself. After all, you’ve learned your lesson. It’s time to move on.
6. Respect your work.
If you’re still in a job you never even dreamed about, it’s the very moment to think about making a change. People feel much happier when they do what they like and it brings them money. A job you hate will sooner or later take its revenge and give you more than a headache — a visit to a shrink or a lack of success.
5. Find your own leisure activity.
Each person needs a source of energy to recharge their batteries. For some, it might be nature. For others, it’s meeting with friends. Find your own way to recharge your batteries, and use it from time to time.
4. Come to terms with the inevitable, and rely on life.
Instead of worrying all the time, accept that life can bring different experiences, and not only good ones. Your task is to learn a lesson from each situation and accept it. While waiting for a crazy twist in your life, you will attract it. But once you open up to life, you will get many unexpected surprises.
3. Respect others’ right to a personal life.
Treat others as you would like them to treat you. Respect the free choice of others, and do not judge them for it. You will see how people will change their attitude toward you in no time.
2. Accept your past.
When you feel ashamed of or hide your past, you destroy your future. By not talking about yourself or by hiding, you are not accepting yourself. Accept that the past is the past, and it cannot be changed. Look forward into the future.
1. Remove toxic people from your life.
If you want to feel happy and content, revisit the circle of people around you. If there are people that drain your energy, then it will never end well. Try to get rid of all those you find exhausting.
Illustrated by Natalia Breeva for BrightSide.me