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"the habits that highly happy people share" carefully and then try to answer the questions.


The 7 Habits of Highly Happy People
Highly happy people all share happy habits. It’s as simple as that. The happiest people share 7 very obvious habits. If you’re looking toexpand your general happiness you may consider adopting these habits in your own life.

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
-Abraham Lincoln
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  1. Be a Part of Something You Believe InThis could be anything. People may take an active role in their local city council, find refuge in religious faith, join a social club supporting causes they believe in, or find passion in their careers. They engage themselves in something they strongly believe in. This engagement brings happiness and meaning into their lives.
  2. Share Time with Friends and Family– A happy life is a life shared with friends and family. The stronger the personal relationships are and the higher the frequency of interaction, the happier a person will be.
  3. Reflect on the Good– Quite often people concentrate too much of their attention on negative outcomes and leave no time to positively reflect on their successes. It is important to mindfully reflect on the good while striving diligently to correct the bad. A continuous general awareness of your daily successes can have a noticeably positive affecton your overall emotional happiness.
  4. Exploit the Resources You DO Have Access To – The average person is usually astonished when they see a physically handicap person show intense signs of emotional happiness. How could someone in such a restricted physical state be so happy? The answer rests in how they use the resources they do have. Stevie Wonder couldn’t see, so he exploited his sense of hearing into a passion for music, and he now has 25 Grammy Awards to prove it.
  5. Create Happy Endings Whenever Possible – The power of endings is quite remarkable. The end of any experience has a profound impact on a person’s overall perception of the experience as a whole. People always remember the ending. If the ending is happy, the experience creates happiness.
  6. Use Personal Strengths to Get Things Done – Everyone possesses unique personal strengths. We all have different talents and skill sets. Emotional happiness comes naturally to those who use their strengths to get things done.
  7. Savor the Natural Joy of Simple Pleasures –The best things in life are free. They come in the form of simple pleasures and they appear right in front of you at various locations and arbitrary times. They are governed by Mother Nature and situational circumstance and captured by mindful awareness. It’s all about taking a moment to notice the orange and pink sunset reflecting off the pond water as you hold hands with someone you love. Noticing these moments and taking part in them regularly will bring unpredictable bursts of happiness into your life.

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Reference: http://www.marcandangel.com/2008/06/05/the-7-habits-of-highly-happy-people/






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