We all know those people who seem to have it all – successful jobs and happy personal lives. So what are the secrets to happiness and success? That can differ according to the person involved. But we are sure that happy and successful people have good habits that lead them in the right direction and make them think differently than those who are miserable.
So, if you’re trying to be one of those people, you should develop and master some simple habits that will make changes in your life. Here are six of those habits of the happy and successful, scroll down to check for yourself!
1. Be Busy, But Not Rushed
Quite true! The research shows that being “rushed” can lead to stress and unhappiness. Other studies suggest that a healthy work-life balance is key to a happy and successful life. Too much boredom can be burdensome for a productive life at a comfortable pace.
The entrepreneur Derek Sivers has a rule that you should follow: “When deciding whether to do something, if you feel anything less than ‘Wow! That would be amazing! Absolutely! Hell yeah!’ — then say ‘no.'” Easier said than done, but certainly an ideal to strive towards.
2. Be Optimistic
Let’s be honest: Bad things happen to everyone, even the happiest people. But instead of whining or complaining about these things, happy people find the best solution to deal with them and move on their work. They remain optimistic and reflect on what they’re grateful for.
If bad things happen to you, force yourself to look at the facts, and you’ll see that things are not bad as you think.
3. Have 5 Close Relationships
Multiple studies that show having a few close relationships in your life can keep you happy for life (it can also help you live longer). The number isn’t the important aspect here, but many surveys have shown that when someone claims to have 5 or more friends with whom they can share important problems, they are 60 percent more likely to say that they are ‘very happy’.
4. Spend More Money on Experiences
A variety of research sources show that “experiential purchases” can make us happier. This is because experiences tend to improve over time, and people revisit those experiences more often. That’s the reason why truly happy people often buy experiences instead of spending money on physical items.
No matter how much you hate exercise, you can’t deny the benefits of it. It plays a vital role in building and maintaining strong muscles and bones. It makes your brain feel soothed and keeps you in control of your impulses. Happy and successful people schedule regular exercise and follow through on it, so make it one of your regular habits.
6. Have A Growth Mindset
People with a growth mindset believe that they can improve with a little effor. This makes them happy because they’re better suited to deal with and overcome difficulties. They are willing to face challenges, treating them as opportunities to learn something new.
If you want to be happier and more successful, start by changing your life with the habits listed above. You’ll be surprised how amazing you’ll feel!
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