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An Overview of Happiness

Happiness seems to be a fleeting thing to some people; others seem to have a good grasp on it and seem to be able to hang on for dear life!

Happiness means different things to different people, but there are similarities that have led scientists to believe that there is much people can do to assist themselves in their personal pursuit of happiness.

Most people who are truly happy have a true sense of purpose in their life. What is your passion and are you living it? For many people, faith in God brings them happiness, hope for the future and a sense of purpose.

Happy people generally are giving people; giving truly does bring the giver joy, if it’s done with a real attitude of giving for the sake of giving. Happy people are also thankful for the things in their life, and for the people and relationships in their life. Nurture your special relationships with family and friends and think about dumping negative relationships that do nothing except bring you down.

Optimism doesn’t come naturally to some people, but the happiest people are optimists, always looking on the lighter and brighter side of life. Take it easy on yourself-lighten up!

If you are online often, have a joke-of-the-day sent to you. Don’t be afraid to laugh; laughing releases endorphins in your brain that make you truly happy-as does exercise.

Consciously look for the bright side in every situation throughout the day; instead of instantly thinking something won’t work, think about how it could.

Be mindful of how blessed you are; got a job? Be thankful. In a good relationship? Be thankful. Thankfulness will lead to happiness every time.

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