If someone were to grant you a wish, what would you ask for? True love? A fabulous career in front of lights and camera? Winning a lottery? If you`re wise, you`ll settle on happiness and when asked, most people say they would choose it over love, fame and riches. But how can you make it the basis of your life without the help of a genie? Here are some insights into happy people.
Happy people are often absorbed in some task or the other.
All happy people are optimists. Pessimists complain, whereas optimists focus on solving their problems.
Happy people walk tall.
Happy people smile. When you smile, your brain automatically thinks you`re happy and soon you will be!
Happy people feel in control of their lives.
Did you know that people in close relationships tend to cope better with illness, job loss and bereavement? Married couples report higher levels of contentment than people who are divorced or single. Studies show that actively religious people are happier and cope better with crisis. This may be because spiritual communities provide emotional support, and faith gives life a higher meaning, providing an opportunity to focus beyond self.
And healthy 60 and 70 year olds are among the happiest people in the world! This may be because they`re able to regulate their emotions better as they`ve already achieved their goals and aren`t trying to prove themselves.