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Keep Happy And Live A Longer Life

Updated on August 17, 2012


It seems happiness is a hot topic around the world.Governments world wide want to gauge it, the feel good factor could not be better in Britain, after a wonderful triumph in the best ever 2012 Olympic games.

Recent studies show that happy and contented and happy people live longer, have better relationships and are less likely to turn to crime.They also work to their potential and are more productive.

We all want to be happy and keep happy, but we cannot be happy all the time.Can we possibly make ourselves happier?

How To Be happy

Happiness does not depend on being cheerful and chipper all the time, and does not rely on our instant highs, like our favourite athletes winning gold medals or impulsive buys of the latest electronic gadgets.

Being happy is about your own values and your sense of contentment as well as others. it is also about seeing the positive side of situations and having the confidence to deal with the downturns in life.

These are things that everyone can achieve if they want to.

Make It Happen

"Happiness depends upon ourselves."- Aristotle.

Many people will find it wonderful when they get a job promotion and find new freinds that welcome us. These boosts help us towards happiness, yet are not vital, if we come to rely on them we begin to live in fear that they will be taken from us

Like many things in your life you have to work on your happiness.It is not people and events that make us happy.

Thinking positive and having happy thoughts will help you register happiness in your brain.Cheerful thoughts are a good exercise.

Remembering and recording moments of happiness will help happy feelings to take root in your mind.

Let yourself know what makes you happy, and try to remove things from your life that make you unhappy.

Don't try to see every thing as all or nothing,winning or losing?Take the positives from the situation and realise what you enjoyed and how it made you feel better.Be realistic, simple every day things can make you happy.

If you can't conrtol situations do not choose to dwell on them too long, move on to things that you can control and make you happy.

Training Your Brain

You can improve your mood by learning to train your brain. Deliberately thinking and pursuing happy thoughts are known to transmit happiness to the more active structures of our brains that promote happy feelings.It is about creating joyful habits.

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    • picklesandrufus profile image


      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Your last sentence said it all. Create joyful habits and it will be impossible to not smile from within! Nice hub

    • ronaldoh profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from England

      Thanks Andy, I agree with your comments and the difficulty with medical conditions.

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      Andy Aitch 

      6 years ago from UK & South East Asian Region

      Well said ronaldoh, though easier said than done for many folks.

      It seems, that somewhere along the way, entire nations somehow became addicted to misery, or at least if feels that way sometimes listening to so much discontent.

      Perhaps the NEWS channels should reserve say 30% of their broadcasts to GOOD news so that there's not so much negative energy pumped into people's private spaces!

      We are also responsible for our own state of mind, providing we don't have any medical conditions occupying our mindset of course.

      Train the brain - I like that ;-) After all, it is only when we change the way we look at things, those things we look at change ;-)

      Andy Aitch

    • ronaldoh profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from England

      Thanks for the comments and happy days to you all.

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      Melanie Chisnall 

      6 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Being happy comes from our own decision to be happy. We create our own happiness, and shouldn't rely on others. Awesome article on this - thanks! :)

    • MelChi profile image

      Melanie Chisnall 

      6 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Being happy comes from our own decision to be happy. We create our own happiness, and shouldn't rely on others. Awesome article on this - thanks! :)

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      Mike Elzner 

      6 years ago from Oregon

      Love the smiley face and the hub.....Thanks for the positive note!

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      Larry Wall 

      6 years ago

      Thank you. This is the first thing I have read on HB today that was not gloom and doom, anti-religious, ant-America, etc.

      Thank you and in the words of my childhood cowboy hero, Roy Rogers,

      Happy Trails

    • ronaldoh profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from England

      Thanks for looking in peanutritious,and keep happy!

    • Peanutritious profile image

      Tara Carbery 

      6 years ago from Cheshire, UK

      I enjoyed this and agree wholeheartedly. We are responsible for our own happiness and can't rely on others to provide it. Voted up and interesting.


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