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7 Habits of Happy People

What makes happy people so different than most? First of all, they make their happy moments. They don’t wait for some external reward like a new job, material possession, partner, etc. to give them a reason to be happy.


Happy people discovered the secret that eludes most of humanity. Be happy NOW and you’ll have more things to be happy about. You can’t just “wait” to be happy, because if you do, it will never come. Oh, there’ll be flashes of “happy,” like a vacation or a new car, but it won’t be long lasting. We think, “If I can just lose those pounds and fit into those jeans,” or, “If I could only get a better job, then I’ll be happy.” It never happens because it isn’t true happiness. The kind that comes from within.

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#1 Live a Life of Balance


Life wasn’t meant to be a struggle.

Happy people have figured out the importance of taking care of themselves by eating well, exercising, and taking time for rest. Many happy people meditate also. Being in tune with your inner self opens the pathway to your intuition. Your intuition is your spirit’s voice that guides you to where you need to be in life.

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#2 Respect & Listen to Others


We all have good qualities. Being respectful and thoughtful of others, makes everyone feel good. Happy people feel good about themselves. They are respectful and caring because that is how they treat themselves. We can only give what we have.

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#3 Regard Problems as Seeds of Opportunity


Happy people don’t think “problem.” Problems are viewed as challenges or opportunities. Change your internal dialogue and the things you look at will change. If it’s raining, don’t moan. Look at it as an opportunity- no need to water the lawn or garden, and the car might get washed!

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#4 Live in the Present Moment 


Regretting the unchangeable past or fearing the future, creates unhappiness. Happy people make their moments happy by being present; mindfully aware that right now is all there is. Reminiscing about fond times feels good, unhappy memories do not.

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#5 Close Friendships


Support from positive people is vital to maintaining healthy friendships. Studies show people with strong support from friends are healthier and live longer.

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#6 Laugh & Smile


Happy people find the joy and humor in the little things. Laughter is contagious and that’s why we love to be around them. Laughter is the best medicine.

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#7 Follow Your Dreams


Happy people follow their bliss. Their work is their art and their passion for life. A purpose-driven life will always bring happiness. Every soul yearns to express the creativity and uniqueness that is exclusively their own.

Happiness is already inside you. Look for the good and you’ll see the good.