Habits Of Happy People

Hang out with joyful people Psychologist John Gottman says that in order to consider a relationship a positive one, we need 5 positive interactions for every negative one. The point: Surround yourself with people who support and encourage you, and give a wide berth to those who criticize and deplete you. Move consistently towards your Goals Make commitments – and then make a point of keeping your word. ‘The greatest dreams will not be accomplished without discipline and daily effort – and that process brings joy,’ says the Reverend A.R Bernard, pastor of New York’s Christian Cultural Center. ‘It’s about doing the ordinary things extraordinarily well.’ Meditate on your Blessings End each day by recalling three moments that made you feel truly grateful – anything from a gorgeous sunrise to the smile of a loved one. Practice sitting in quiet contemplation or prayer, says Burton, who is also the author of Listen to your Life. Then keep track of your blessings in a gratitude journal. Be good to Yourself Eat nourishing food and get six to eight hours of sleep every night. Connect with Others Be intentional about building strong bonds with other people. ‘Your social relationships are a powerful predictor of happiness, much more so than money,’ writes Daniel Gilbert in his book Stumbling on Happiness. Indeed, a 2002 University of Illinois study showed that participants who reported the highest level of happiness also reported the strongest ties to friends and family. Go to church – any Church A 2006 Pew Research report revealed that those who attend weekly services – of any faith – indicate that they...

Punctuality And Habits

On Punctuality Habits, whether good or bad, are generally acquired. When a person does a certain thing once and again, he is impelled by some unseen force to do the same thing repeatedly; thus a habit is formed. Once a habit is formed, it is difficult, and sometimes impossible, to shake it off. It is therefore very important that we should take great care in the formation of habits. Some bad habits formed in childhood may remain lifetime. Older persons also form bad habits, and in some cases they are ruined by these bad habits. There are good habits which, when formed in early life, are great blessings. Many successful people declare that they owe much of their success and prosperity to the formation of such good habits as punctuality, honesty, and perseverance in early life. Such habits as rudeness, laziness, stealing and slandering are bad habits. If we want to be useful to society, we ought to keep away from ail these vices, and strive to acquire those habits that are proven to be good for ourselves and others. Punctuality means observing regular or appointed time. A man who gets up at six o’clock every morning is punctual A man who has promised to call on a friend at five o’clock in the afternoon and actually does so at that hour is also punctual. On Habits Punctuality is a good habit, and unpunctuality is, of course, a bad one. A few minutes delay may not be a serious matter. But it may have bad results. Getting up five minutes later than usual may upset the plan of the...

How to Chill Out – Habits That Help Me

“If you ask what the single most important key to longevity is, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” George F. Burns One very helpful life skill is to be able to chill out. To be calm in negative situations and not overreact about all kinds of things or invent big, big problems in your mind or create them in your world as you drag other people in through arguments by making mountains out of molehills. Have a lot less stress, worry and pointless conflicts with other people. Waste less of your time, energy and thoughts on things that aren’t really that useful. Attract what you are. To be able to draw people who are more relaxed and positive about life into your life then you have to be that person yourself. People like to hang out with people who are similar to them. Being someone that can be cool and relaxed about things is a positive and attractive social quality for any kind of relationship. The point is to play around and find a new perspective and drag yourself out of your current negative, stressed and confused head space and see things in another light. Just doing that can often help you to calm down, realize that this isn’t a huge deal and help you to think a bit outside of your own box and find a solution that you can apply. If you found this post helpful, then please share it with someone else by using the buttons above. Thanks...

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