10 Things Happy People Do Every Day
When it comes to living a positive life and being happy, some people really know what they’re doing and the crazy part is – it is so simple! I thought about 10 things happy people do every day and they really aren’t so difficult, anyone can do these things and be happy!
10 Things Happy People Do Every Day…1. Live in the now
2. Practice acts of kindness
3. Surround themselves with positive people
4. Don’t sweat the small stuff
5. Wake up every day grateful
6. Embrace the good in life
7. Take care of themselves
8. Forgive easily
9. They are honest
Some of these things may be harder than others. Living in the now has always been a struggle for me and continues to be. I have a hard time not thinking about the past or future and just being present with myself now; but it feels so much better when I am present. Practicing acts of kindness is something that I try to do on a daily basis. Why not do nice things for people? It makes the world a happier and better place. When it comes to being happy, surrounding yourself with positive people is key. You ever heard that old expression ‘you are who you hang out with’? It couldn’t be more true, look at your friends and it tells you a lot about who you are.
Personally, I tend to get the most upset over the little things in life like bad hair days, someone cutting me off in traffic or my technology being slow. But in all reality, these things aren’t as big of a deal as I make them out to be. It might bother me, but in the scheme of things it is petty. Waking up every day grateful is something I have actually been working on lately. Just to open my eyes in the morning after the life I used to live is a miracle. With being grateful comes embracing the good in life. Being optimistic and looking at the good in everything can really make a difference in your entire day.
Taking care of yourself and putting you and your recovery first is the only thing that has kept me sober. If I put anything before my recovery, I will lose it. Forgiving people easily can be a challenge but forgiving them actually has nothing to do with them; it has to do with me. When I hold onto resentment it only hurts me. Being honest is huge. When I am honest, I have no reason to fear what lie I told who and remember a story to tell people. Crazy enough, I think the most important thing in being happy is smiling! Even if you aren’t actually happy, you can trick your brain into being happy by just smiling. It makes you and others around you feel better. I love to smile at everyone I walk by or see because it makes me happy. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, please call toll free 1-800-777-9588.