Do you know someone who is always happy, no matter what? You probably think they don’t have any problems. I mean, look a their perfect life, right? Well, research shows that happy people actually don’t have better lives than unhappy people. They have problems like everyone else. The difference is, they learned some tricks along the way to help themselves choose happiness over unhappiness, every day.
Here are some things I found out about those ever-smiling people and their 15 secrets to being happy:
1. Happy people have insight.
They work hard to identify the things that make them unhappy, and then take steps towards change. They are incredible self-aware, and don't stay stuck in an unhappy emotional place.
2. They avoid stress.
Happy people avoid unnecessary stressful situations. They have learned to say no, and they avoid high stress situations that can lead to anxiety, and unhappiness.
3. They are not happy all the time.
They have their sad moments. They cry. They are human. They accept that this is okay, and don't let it affect their overall joy.
4. Happy people exercise.
Whether it's taking a walk, lifting weights, swimming or taking the dog to the park to play, happy people get active. Exercise helps keep down stress hormones, and boosts those "feel-good" hormones.