Habits of Happiness

04 - choose happiness

The age-old truth that we make our own happiness seems to be supported by scientific research! While the concept of “happiness” seems too vague to define and research, it is possible to study people who think they are happy, and to see if there are any common traits that we can learn.

And here is what the study found about habits that are shared by people who consider themselves to be happy:

  • They appreciate simple pleasures.
  • They reach out to others.
  • They “savour” every moment.
  • They love to exercise.
  • They spend money on other people.
  • They value sleep.
  • They look on the bright side.
  • They try to be happy.
  • They are thankful for even the smallest victories.
  • They’re up for serious talks.
  • They pause and listen.
  • They have faith.
  • They make time to ‘see’ their friends.
  • They do ‘digital detox’.
  • They go out.
  • They eat well.
  • They cultivate resilience.
  • They get silly.
  • They are music lovers.
  • They let go of grudges.
  • They hang out with cheery people.
  • They don’t compare.

You will see that a lot of the items on the list are about being able to rest and relax, letting go of grudges and constant “digital connection”, being nice and helpful to others and making time to take care of their own minds and bodies. While it seems like a very simplistic recipe, almost too simple to actually work, it is impossible to deny that developing these habits will reduce stress, strengthen relationships, improve physical and emotional wellbeing… Whether that is enough to be happy, is everyone’s own decision, but we at the Hazelton are definitely going to try these tips out, and we suggest that you do too!

Read the full article about this study and explanation of each habit on NaturalTherapyForAll.com

Disclaimer: The Hazelton Clinic is not liable for content or changes in content of any outside sources. The above information is provided for entertainment purposes only, and is meant to encourage healthy lifestyle, emotional and physical well-being and awareness. It does not constitute medical advice.