12 Things Happy People Do Differently

by jbkeenanjr


Express gratitude. — When you appreciate what you have, what you have appreciates in value.

Cultivate optimism. — Winners have the ability to manufacture their own optimism.

Avoid over-thinking and social comparison. — Comparing yourself to someone else can be poisonous.

Practice acts of kindness. — Performing an act of kindness releases serotonin in your brain.

Nurture social relationships. — The happiest people on the planet are the ones who have deep, meaningful relationships. Did you know studies show that people’s mortality rates are DOUBLED when they’re lonely? WHOA!

Develop strategies for coping. — How you respond to the “craptastic” moments is what shapes your character.

Learn to forgive. — Harboring feelings of hatred is horrible for your well-being.

Increase flow experiences. — Flow is a state in which it feels like time stands still.

Savor life’s joys. — Deep happiness cannot exist without slowing down to enjoy the joy.

Commit to your goals. — Being wholeheartedly dedicated to doing something comes fully-equipped with an ineffable force.

Practice spirituality. — When we practice spirituality or religion, we recognize that life is bigger than us.

Take care of your body. — Taking care of your body is crucial to being the happiest person you can be.

– Jacob Sokol –