The following is an excerpt from the article: “10 Things Happy People Do Differently: 10 strategies happy people incorporate into their lives” by Paula Davis-Laack, J.D., M.A.P.P. “How happy are you and why?
This is a question I spend a fair amount of time thinking about, not only as it applies to my own levels of happiness, but also as it applies to my family, friends, and the people who I work with. Since graduating with my master’s degree in positive psychology, I’ve worked with and observed thousands of people in a wide variety of settings, and happy people just flow with the groove of life in a unique way.
Here is what they do differently:
- They build a strong social fabric
- They engage in activities that fit their strengths, values and lifestyle
- They practice gratitude
- They have an optimistic thinking style
- They know it’s good to do good
- They know that material wealth is only a very small part of the equation
- They develop healthy coping strategies
- They focus on health
- They cultivate spiritual emotions
- They have direction
Happy people have developed a specific set of strategies over time that causes them to see life differently – a balanced portfolio of skills and emotions. What would you add to this list?”
To read the full article on Psychology Today
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