Happy people all share happy habits. If you are looking to enlarge your general happiness you may want to consider adopting these practices in your everyday life.
1. Get involved in something you believe in.
This could be anything that you enjoy. For example, your City Council, or a social club that supports a cause that you believe in. Whatever you may decide to engage in usually brings happiness and meaning into your life.
2. Share time with friends and family.
A very happy and satisfied life is generally shared with family and/or good friends. The stronger the personal relationships are and the more often one can see each other, the happier a person will be.
3. Reflect on the good.
Most times people focus on the negative outcomes and leave no time to reflect on their successes.
4. Take advantage of the resources that you do have access to.
The average person is sometimes amazed when they see a physically challenged person demonstrate signs of emotional bliss. One may ask how a person in a restricted physical state is so happy? The idea revolves around how many resources the person has to utilize in his or her life.
5. Create happy endings whenever it is possible.
The strength of endings is very significant. The end of any experience has an intense effect on a person’s overall awareness of the experience as a whole.
6. Use your personal strengths to get things done.
Everyone has their own personal strengths. We all have different talents and our emotional happiness stems from use of our strengths and getting things accomplished. This promotes a sense of achievement.
7. Appreciate the natural joy of simple pleasures.
The idea of noticing simple moments such as spending time with your family, going for a walk, smelling some pretty flowers, will unexpectedly bring bursts of happiness and joy into your life.
Source: Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill. (2008).