Most people agree that true happiness is more than a jumble of intensely positive feelings. Aristotle created the theory of happiness, which after 2,300 years, still holds true.
One of his most influential works, “Nicomachean Ethics,” the key question Aristotle seeks to answer is “What is the point of human existence? Most people live their lives seeking pleasure, wealth, and a good reputation, yet while these things have value in life, they do not lead to the ultimate end- pure happiness. While searching to find the answer to his question regarding human existence.
Aristotle observed that happiness is the ultimate key, and it comes from within ourselves. Aristotle also said that happiness isn’t merely a way of being, but a way of living, and you’ll find happy people back up his theory with their lifestyle habits.
The ultimate goal
The ultimate and highest goal is always happiness. According to experts, happiness doesn’t stem from money or material possession, it comes from within ourselves, and happy people have already figured this out. Happy people are aware that feeling happy isn’t only a feeling that feels good for them, but it works to serve a higher purpose in their lives.
Experts state those happy feelings lead happy people to have stronger immune systems, clearer minds, better relationships, and higher earnings than people who are only excited some of the time.
Happy people also take a different approach to life. They know the true meaning of happiness and don’t go through life trying to buy it or find it from another person, they find it within themselves.
Happy people are grateful for the life they were given, and go through the hard times with the same attitude. Happy people aren’t all full of roses either, but instead, they do things in life that are risky and uncomfortable, knowing that the result is the complete satisfaction that contributes to their happy ways.
- Brush off the little things
Happy people live their lives with the bigger picture in mind, and each situation as a whole. Rather than get caught up in petty arguments or waste time worrying about things they can’t control, happy people tend to focus on the people and things that truly matter to them. According to researchers from the
FraminghumHeart Study, who investigated behavior traits of happy people, happy people understand that most of the problems that occur in life are small and shouldn’t be minded, as what matters most if where what the heard and spirit is drawn too.
- They believe everything happens for a reason
An important belief of happy people is that there’s a strong connection within the universe, and everything happens for a reason. Fate, synchronicity, and destiny, each
playsa role in the reasoning behind everything that happens. They believe that each interaction, each encounter, fulfills a purpose that offers back a sense of calm when turbulent times arrive. Happy individuals trust sincerely in their process of noticing the clues and using them for ongoing personal transformations, and life then becomes a joyous one that’s full of joy and ongoing adventures, instead of an emotional log of pure existence. Rather than getting upset over things they can’t control like a break-up or losing a job, they believe it’s all part of a bigger plan.
- They are loyal to themselves and their desires
These days, not many people are very loyal to their wishes, but those who are loyal to them are the happiest people around. While others may refer to them as selfish or crazy, happy people move forward with their goals in mind and do everything they can to make their dreams come true. You won’t find them settling for life choices that do not meet their desires, such as an alternative career plan, because they know what’s right in their hearts and will pay for nothing less. Happy people often manifest what which they desire quickly because they believe genuinely within their hearts that it’ll come true.
- They never worry about money
According to experts, money is the most significant cause of stress in America today. While money is needed to create a comfortable life and have your needs met, people often turn to pay as a means for happiness, which ultimately does the exact opposite and results in more stress. Happy people are found to be some of the most generous you’ll see. They know the gift of giving, yet never expect much in return. A mindset like this tends to attract wealth, as an abundant mindset creates positive energy vibes that bring the gold in.
Happy people also look at money for what it is. It provides our needs, but we don’t need much of it to live a happy life truly. It is both of these outlooks combined that free happy people from the stress that comes with worrying about money.
- They don’t need your approval
Chances are, you’ll find happy people surrounded by great friends and most people seem to like them, but the thing is, they don’t need you to love them. They have self-confidence that acts as infectious energy, often drawing people in, and a lot of this energy comes from the fact that they don’t depend on you to like them. They do value their close relationships but don’t base their happiness on any other person but themselves.
A lot of people dislike rejection, but happy people don’t take it personally. They know that when it comes down to it, they will have what and who they need. If you don’t like them, that’s fine, but you won’t see them judging you too quickly. Happy people tend to look at everyone as an equal. Rarely will they point out the flaws of others? They are too busy embracing life to worry about the mistakes others are making in theirs.
It’s clear to see the positive mindset of the happy individual is what creates their happy life. Unfortunately, if you’ve adapted more to a negative attitude throughout your life, it can be challenging to make a change.
An excellent place to start is with your thoughts and a smile. Even when you’re not in the best mood, think a happy feeling and force yourself to smile. According to a study published in the Academy of Management Journal, it’s important that your smile is a genuine one. Simply faking a smile can cause your mood to worsen rather than improve. A genuine smile, along with the brain signals from the happy thought, will trick your mind into developing a more positive mindset when practiced regularly.