Life is a roller-coaster ride. Sometimes you are at the peak of happiness while other times you are stuck in depths of despair. However, it is our outlook towards life that makes all the differences. You know.. the glass “half-empty” /”half full’ approach! Those who choose to see the glass as “half-empty” waste their energy in thinking about “what-ifs” instead of channeling it towards achieving their goals. Whereas, those who consider the glass as “half-full” know how to face their problems, learn from their mistakes and work really hard for getting what they want in life.
They say that happiness is a choice. Well in that case, those who have chosen it have certainly made a very good decision. Happiness is essential for a healthy and peaceful life. It is important for our mental as well as physical health. Real happiness is not about momentary pleasures, it is a way of life. Happy people have a very positive approach towards everything. They are the center of their own happiness and spread the joy wherever they go! They are loved and adored by everyone.
So what is it that makes happy people different from others? Do you count yourself as one of them? Here are top 10 sign of a happy person.
10. They don’t play the blame game
Happy people know how to accept their shortcomings and mistakes and work harder to overcome them. They do not blame others for their own failures. They do not wage a war against the world and hold others responsible in case they fail reach their goals. Such people know how to handle setbacks maturely. A person who is happy and contented will work harder for achieving his goals after every hindrance he faces.
9. They are kind and compassionate
Those who are at peace with their own selves treat others with love, respect and compassion. They know that being kind to others will also add to their own happiness. A happy person will always be ready to help others. He will have no place for such negative emotions in his life. Happy people are generally easy going and share a good rapport with those around them. They do not hold grudges for a long time. This is what makes them so good to be around!
8. They have fewer expectations
It will not be wrong to say that those have fewer expectations, are often more satisfied with their lives. Happy people know that true happiness comes from within. They do not need other people or things to make them happy. A happy person has a more sustainable and unmaterilistic approach towards life. They do have not unrealistic expectations or rely on external sources for their own happiness.
7. They don’t think of themselves as victims
We all go through phases when nothing seems right and all we want to do is just give up. Breakups, bad grades, getting fired from a job-life can be really hard and unfair. While some of us are able to pick up the pieces and move on, others waste their time and energy dwelling in their sorrow. Happy people belong to the former category. They do not see themselves as “victims.” Instead they make efforts to heal and grow.
6.They do not crib about little things
Happy people are strong and know how to face their troubles. They do not sweat over little things. A bad moment or a bad day cannot break them. They have faith in a better, more beautiful tomorrow. They are aware of the fact that most things we worry about won’t even matter so much after a month or an year from now. Their hope for a better tomorrow is what keeps them going strong.
5. They do not put others down
Those of us who have been victims of being judged (or rather misjudged) by others or have being the topic of their discussions and gossips know how it feels. It can really hurt you and shatter your self confidence. Judging others is easy, even tempting. No matter how unfair it may seem, the sad truth is a lot of people do this. This is where happy people differ from the crowd. With their experiences they have learned that everyone is fighting their own battles. They do not judge others or put them down. They are not jealous of those around them and make it a point to speak well of other people.
4. They live in the present
It is not easy not to lament about the past or be anxious about the future. However, happy people are those who have mastered the art of living in the present. They try to make the most of every moment without being distracted by the unchangeable past or the unpredictable future. This does not mean that they do not learn from the mistakes they have made earlier or that they lead a reckless life without worry about its consequences. What I mean to say is that happy people are aware that the only thing which is under their control is the “present” and worrying about things which they cannot help will do them no good.
3. They are good at embracing changes
The only thing constant thing about life are changes. Whether we like it or not, all of us have to deal with changes at every stage of life. A happy and contented person will be good at dealing with these changes. Instead of clinging on to the past or worrying about how he is going to deal with what comes his way , he opens himself to the new opportunities life has to offer. Happy people know how to embrace change and look for the bright side in every situation, no matter where life takes them.
2. They know how to express gratitude
It is believed that people who know how to express gratitude have more positive emotions and are able to cope with stress in a better way. Being thankful for what you have is the key to happiness and inner peace. Appreciating other people not only pleases the receiver, it is also beneficial for the person expressing thankfulness. Happy people often express gratitude in their interaction with others, be it their co-workers, their family or friends. Instead of stressing over things they do not have, they chose to be thankful for whatever they have been blessed with.
1.They are happy with themselves
One of the most important traits of happy people is that they love themselves for who they are. Trying to be someone you are not just for the sake of pleasing others will only lead to mental unrest. Happy people know how to maintain their true character traits and not yearn for approval from others. They do not waste their time crying over their shortcomings or weaknesses and know how to make the best use of what they have been given. They accept and embrace themselves the way they are and do not measure their worth by comparing themselves to others.
These are the top 10 signs of a person whose heart if filled with peace, satisfaction and most of all happiness!