Happy people do live longer. Now that’s a reason to smile and be happy! Have you ever gotten tired of advice to ‘cut out this’ or ‘cut out that’ if you want to see your golden years? Don’t worry about what you should or shouldn’t do and instead, concentrate on simply being content with where you are in life.
Happy people are positive people
There’s always something positive no matter what your life is like. Have a healthy appreciation for the things you have, for the people who love you rather than focusing on what you don’t have and the people who don’t have your best interests at heart.
Learning how to focus is the key to satisfaction. If your focus is always on the negative things in life, then not only will you become more negative, but the emotions from that will lead to stress.
Of all of the situations you’ve been through, how many of them have lasted forever? None of them. So you can rest assured that there’s always good headed your way. Happiness isn’t defined by one simple definition.
What makes you happy might make your neighbor extremely sad. You can’t choose the events that come into your life. What you can choose is how you let them affect you. Happy people live longer because they’ve learned the key to contentment is found within themselves.
Have positive outlook
Didn’t get the job they wanted? They know it wasn’t that they didn’t try, but rather that there’s a better one down the road. Car broke down? They look at the positive. Maybe it broke down to prevent them from being in an accident had they kept traveling.
That doesn’t mean to say that happy people put a fake spin on things but instead choose to turn a negative into a positive. Does this mean that people who are happy never experience failures? Never make mistakes?
Absolutely not. It means that they don’t let those experiences define who they are. Failing at something doesn’t make you a failure. It’s simply life’s way of saying, ‘not this way.’ While your mood can fluctuate even from hour to hour, you can help stay positive by refusing to allow people or circumstances to define your happiness.
Happy people live longer by not giving control of their emotional well being over to another. Sure, others can disappoint you – but that doesn’t mean that they can steal your happiness unless you allow them to.
Happy people also know that the key to happiness is reaching goals. Go after what you want in life and don’t forget to take the time to reach out to others while you’re going after your goals. By giving to others, you gain a sense of satisfaction and inner happiness from having helped someone else.