Happy people share similar habits. Incorporating these into your life could help you be happier and more content. Here are the 5 habits of happy people that you can do to help you become happier sooner rather than later:
1. Do something for someone else
If you want to feel good, then do good. Offer to help a neighbour, email someone to say something nice, write someone a note, pay a stranger a compliment, or give a homeless person some food. See how it makes you feel.
2. Foster relationships
Relationships with family and friends is probably the most important thing when it comes to your overall well-being. Maintaining a small circle of friends and being proactive about those relationships not only makes you feel happier about yourself but studies have shown it can lead you to live longer.
3. Be active
If you’ve ever exercised, you’ll know all about the post-workout rush. There are no two ways about it, being active has been proven to help us to feel happier, increase energy levels and reduce tension. If that wasn’t enough, studies have also shown how self-image improved through exercising even when body shape didn’t.
4. Treat yourself
Small treats and wins are important, and you need them along the way in order to be happy. In fact, studies have shown that regular small pleasures had a bigger impact than fewer large ones. Something to think about before you start on an entire deep-pan pizza.
5. Be comfortable with who you are
Don’t fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others. Perfect doesn’t exist and don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. Learning to accept yourself is the key to being happy. Celebrate your uniqueness.