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  • Beryl Brackett

4 Key Attitudes for a Happy Life

Updated: Sep 6, 2021

Happiness is one of life's simplest concepts, yet it's sometimes difficult to come by. You've probably gone through times when you wondered why your life is less than happy. Why you aren’t content.

There are 4 key attitudes to seeking happiness.

Be Positive

Having a positive view of life is an effective way to ensure happiness. Although you’ll have tough times, there’s usually a positive outcome or lesson to be learned.

  • Overlook the negative aspects of a situation. You can’t change what has happened. However, you can change how you respond.

  • Positive thinking gives you confidence to go after your goals. Consider the times you've doubted your ability to do something. How often are you able to succeed when you doubt yourself?

  • When you think positive, you're able to hold your head up, regardless of the situation.

  • Embrace positive thoughts and watch happiness come your way!

Be Grateful

It's sometimes easy to overlook the blessings in your life because of negative circumstances. It can cloud your vison and your judgement. When you possess an “attitude of gratitude,” you will find that the happiness will help you push through any gloomy days.

  • Even when a situation has a less than favorable outcome, avoid dwelling on it. Instead, be grateful for the experience.

  • Make time during your day to meditate on the things that you're thankful for. You can write them down, and at the end of the day, you will feel a sense of relief. That relief represents happiness to know that you are truly blessed beyond what you thought.

  • A grateful attitude will make a big difference. It helps you with what you have instead of what you don’t have.

Be Kind

True kindness is often experienced when you sacrifice something you have and want to meet someone else's needs.

  • How many times have you been truly kind today? You'll recognize true kindness from the warmth you feel inside after sharing something material, or even a kind word.

  • Approaching others with a heart of kindness allows you to deal with situations without getting angry.

Be Forgiving.

It's easy to let feelings of hurt and anger affect your desire to forgive others. But it's necessary to forgive in order to live a truly happy life. When you forgive, you let go of your pain. Letting go makes room for peace of soul and mind. That peace leads to happiness.

  • Practicing forgiveness helps you to grow and lead a happy, mature life. Growth and development poise you for success and joy.

These key attitudes to living a happy life seem simple enough. Try practicing them one at a time until you're comfortably happy with your progress. Eventually, you'll be able to experience the happiness you thought only existed in fantasy worlds!

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