Some days it seems happiness is unattainable, especially in a world full of trouble and strife. But achieving the state of happiness isn’t as difficult as it seems.
There are certain unspoken rules in life genuinely happy people ascribe to and you can follow them to turn your happy on.
Here are nine valuable happiness goals to live by:
#1. Build close relationships that last a lifetime.
Studies have shown the happiest people are those who have close relationships with friends and family throughout their lives. More importantly, they work hard at maintaining these relationships to last.
#2. Value time over money.
In a survey, it’s been found a majority of happy people put precedence on time over money. Money buys objects that can make a person happy for a time but spending time doing things you love, whether with family or friends, reading, or traveling, brings the greatest satisfaction.
#3. Live within your means.
It can be so stressful to try to keep up with peers by spending money you don’t have. Instead, be more careful about calculating expenses and live within your means. Less stress equals more happiness.
#4. Appreciate everything around you.
Instead of seeing the flaws in everyone and everything around you, or worse, simply looking through them instead of at them, start to appreciate the wonders around you. People who are grateful for every single blessing, no matter how small, are more satisfied in life compared to those who are highly critical or indifferent.
#5. Spend valuable time with friends.
Being with friends increases our happiness quotient – especially if those friends are happy people themselves. Joy and lightness are easily transferable from one person to another and so it is with friendships. It beats spending most of your time fiddling with gadgets or locked into social media.
#6. Tare care of people close to you, and make them as happy.
Psychologists have confirmed that doing good deeds make people happier. Doing things for others, especially for family and friends, increases endorphins which make us feel fulfilled.
#7. Spend money on experiences instead of material objects.
Invest your money on something that will give you the most experience and emotion, like enrolling in a class on a subject that interests you, or travel. The short-lived happiness from buying material objects comes nowhere near the euphoria of acquiring new experiences that will last forever.
#8. Play a favorite sport on a regular basis.
Science has proven physical exercise helps fight psychological problems and stress better than if you were a couch potato. Researchers have also connected regular physical activity with feelings of happiness.
#9. Live in the here and now.
There’s no better time than the present. People who meditate and appreciate everything life throws at them on a daily basis are happier than people who live in the past or pine for a future that has yet to come.
Guy Rescued a Gosling Several Years Ago and His Life Changed Forever
No good deed goes unpaid.
What goes around comes around, so the saying goes. It also applies to good deeds, no matter how small. One man performed a minute kindness for a hapless creature, and two years later, he is reaping the rewards of a forever friendship.
Mike Jivanjee was lounging by Lake Oswego in Oregon with some buddies a couple of years ago when he spied a gosling drowning in the water. Not one to see animals suffer needlessly, Mike rescued the baby bird and took it home with him until it could fend for itself.
The newly rescued gosling.
Within 5 Years, This Homeless Guy Transforms into the Owner of a Fruit Juice Empire
A leopard can’t change its spots, you say? Well, Khalil Rafiti ain’t no leopard! And he did a great job putting his life back in order.
Looking at 46-year-old Khalil Rafiti now, you probably won’t have any clue that he was once a homeless man. Unless, of course, you’ve already seen his Instagram.
The successful entrepreneur has made millions from his business SunLife Organics juice bars. He has also released a book named “I Forgot To Die” where he detailed his experiences about how he rose from rags to riches.
Khalil Rafiti, 46, was once a homeless guy. Now he's the owner of a successful juice bar chain business.
That Epic Moment When US Air Force Cadets Discovered Their Janitor Was A War Hero
Not just a war hero actually but someone who received the Medal of Honor!
To the eyes of countless United States Air Force Academy cadets, William Crawford may be nothing more than a humble janitor. Now imagine their shock and surprise when they later discovered that he was actually a decorated war hero – a legend in his own right.
In the 1970s, Crawford worked as a janitor without the knowledge of most that about 30 years before that, he was in Italy fighting the Germans. He was one of the finest privates, courageously risking his life in battle that he eventually earned the Medal of Honor – the country’s highest military honor.
Unknown to most US Air Force Academy cadets in Colorado Springs, their humble janitor William Crawford was a war hero who was awarded the Medal of Honor.
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