5 habits of truly happy people

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Here are simple, yet effective ways to a happier you.

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Happiness doesn’t have to be immediate pleasure but the constants pursuit of it. Psychologist Martin Seligman says that where you focus your energy and attention has a big impact on your happiness.

See these five habits to adopt for a happier you:

Create your own happiness

Every second you waste waiting for happiness is a second you could have been using to create it. The happiest people aren’t the luckiest, wealthiest or best-looking; the happiest people are those who make an effort. Start by making it a priority.

Surround yourself with the right people

Surround yourself with likeminded people who uplift you and bring out the best in you. Cut out the negative people and those who are constantly complaining; they won’t do anything for your good positive vibes.

Get enough sleep

Sleep improves your mood, focus and self-control because when you sleep, your brain literally recharges, removing toxic proteins that accumulate during the day.

Exercise

Happy people schedule regular exercise and follow through on it because they know it pays huge dividends for their mood. Exercise releases endorphins, which are the body’s own stress fighters and feel-good chemicals.

Learn to love yourself

Self-love is important in being a truly happy individual. Learn to accept who you are, and appreciate your strengths. Studies have shown that practicing self-compassion increases the number of healthy choices you make.

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