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5 Powerful Habits to Make You Happy

Updated on March 4, 2020
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Nitin is a certified life coach, executive coach, writer, husband, and father. His passion is to help people become their best version.

Be Happy
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Happiness is something that some people have spent a lifetime trying to get hold of it.

But still it eludes many people. It does not have to be that way.

Happiness can be your portion if you learn to form certain habits.

These habits will attract happiness to your life just like butterflies are attracted to flowers.

Keep reading on to know what these habits are.

1. Living in the present not in the past or the future

Happy people always live in the present moment.

They don't dwell in the past and they don't worry about the future.

Many people are constantly reliving their past failures and setbacks.

Many people are too worried about the future.

By living in the past and worrying about the future, they fail to live in the present moment.

This results in unhappiness, lack of satisfaction and negative thinking.

Living in the present is also called mindfulness. This will help you to focus on today and live to the fullest .

You need to learn to enjoy today just as it comes.

Don't look for happiness, but create it yourself.

I have seen people don't have any earthly possessions but they are still happy.

On the other hand, I have seen people who have money, fame, and position but they are unhappy.

Start living in the present moment and you will be happy.

2. Constantly doing new things brings happiness

Doing new things or seeking new adventures brings a different kind of happiness.

It could be something as small as walking on a road that you have never walked before.

It could be exploring the woods near your house.

It could be as big as visiting another country.

It could be anything small or big.

Only thing is that it is an adventure and it brings lasting happiness.

Sometimes happiness stays even after the event is over. This is called delayed gratification.

Everyday can become an adventure in itself.

You could learn a new skill or talent. You could spend time in nature.

You could learn painting or sculpting. The possibilities are endless.

Go for whatever gives you happiness.

Happiness is a choice
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3. Maintaining good health

Remember the famous saying “If wealth is lost, nothing is lost, if health is lost something is lost, but if character is lost then everything is lost.”

Health is very important for happiness. If a person is not healthy, then he cannot be happy.

When you work on your health, it gives you a deep sense of satisfaction.

When your body is in good shape, then your mind also functions properly.

So make it a point to hit the gym or to do exercises at home.

It would be simple things like walking, running, doing push ups, or running on the treadmill.

Doing these small things for the body results in good health.

And good health always brings lots of happiness.

4. Performing acts of kindness

Kindness and mercy are written in the human DNA.

Therefore, when we perform acts of kindness or acts of mercy, we find fulfillment, satisfaction, and happiness.

There are many ways by which you can show kindness to other human beings.

  • You can distribute clothes and food to the homeless.

  • You can volunteer your services in an old age home and orphanage.

  • You can visit those who are in prisons.

  • You can donate money for a worthy cause.

  • You can do something to clean the environment.

There are many other ways that you can help others to make their life better and happy.

By performing these acts of mercy, you will find such happiness and joy that you have never experienced before.

These are the various ways in which you can find happiness in your life.

Happiness is a choice. Happiness is a state of mind.

Happiness doesn't depend on your external circumstances.

It does not depend on what you have and how much you have.

You can choose to be happy or you can choose to be unhappy.

Happiness is the air you breathe
Happiness is the air you breathe | Source

5. Never overreact to praise or criticism

The 5th habit to attract happiness to your life, is not overreacting to either praise or criticism.

In life, we will experience both criticism as well as praise.

How we respond to both will determine how happy we will be.

The best way to deal with them is to remain neutral.

Never get carried away when someone praises you and never be affected by someone's criticism.

Let your feet remain on the ground in both cases and happiness is yours.

Happiness does not have to be elusive. It can be as natural to be happy as the air we breathe.

We just need to understand how to attract happiness.

I have shared above 5 things or habits that will bring you happiness and joy.

If you put into practice the above mentioned 5 things, you will experience what happiness really is.

Put these things into action and experience for yourselves how easy it is to be happy.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Nitin Khaire


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