1. They find healthy ways to cope with stress and anxiety.
Whether it’s going for a walk, running, kick-boxing, writing, or simply meditating or listening to music. They find prolific outlets to cope with their sadness instead of drowning in a sea of self-sabotage and despair.
2. They are grateful for the things they have now.
They don’t dwell on what they’ve lost or wait and wish for what they want. They simply enjoy what they have now and they know how to make it enough for them to be happy.
3. They don’t take life too seriously.
They laugh easily and try not to take things too personally. They know how to find joy in the simplest moments of life.
4. They don’t hold grudges.
They forgive and forget, they try to live without any ill feelings, because they understand that this will only harm them. They sincerely let go of people who did them wrong, and forgive them even if they are not sorry.
5. They say yes more than no.
They have an open mind about trying new things and talking to different people. They are interested in experiencing life with all its glory. They are passionately curious and easygoing.
6. They pick happy friends.
They hang out with positive and happy people. They know that happiness is multiplied when its divided and the happier the people around them, the happier they will be.
7. They grieve differently.
They move on quickly, they do whatever needs to be done in the moment of grief to get over it as quickly as possible, and then they try to look for the other happy things that are going on in their lives and focus on that instead.
8. They love with all their heart.
They are not afraid to take the risk of being vulnerable or giving their all to someone. They take chances and give even more chances. They know that opening themselves up is the only way to find true love.
9. They are not too hard on themselves.
They don’t beat themselves up over their mistakes or poor choices. They don’t look back and say ‘I should’ve done that’ or ‘I shouldn’t have said that.’ They accept the fact that they are human beings susceptible to making mistakes and wrong decisions and they bounce back quickly from any misfortune they face.
10. They find something to look forward to.
They always find something to look forward to, no matter what it is. They find something to keep them motivated, excited, and appreciative of life.
11. They are genuinely happy for others.
They don’t envy people or get jealous of their success, they celebrate with them too. They know that their day will come eventually and they want to see other people happy.
12. They don’t compare.
They don’t scroll down on social media and compare their lives to others. They strive for more while being happy with what they already have.
13. They embrace fear of the unknown.
They get comfortable with being a little uncomfortable. They keep a positive outlook in life and let the universe take care of the details.
14. They don’t pay attention to what others think.
They don’t focus on what people say about them or how they label them. They live their lives in a way that makes them truly happy and they take no notice of the naysayers.
15. They choose to be happy.
Ultimately, happiness is a choice not a mood. Nothing will go right all the time, but happy people choose to stay happy. They choose to wake up every day and decide to be happy no matter which side of the bed they woke up on.