Choose happiness to be your 2021 new year resolution

5 choices to make you happy!

Let us look at 5 common traits of happy people

Let us look at 5 common traits of happy people. All of us have met people who just seem to be happy most of the time. Perhaps you have assumed that these people are just naturally happy, or that they are the lucky people who have an easy life, or they had really loving parents. Most of the time, nothing could be farther from the truth.

Happy people are making specific choices regarding their thinking and behavior. Happy people consciously choose to think and behave in ways that result in happiness.

“Choose Optimism!"

Happy people see half glass of water as half full, while unhappy people choose to see it as half empty. Optimistic thinking does not just happen - it is a choice regarding how you see life. Optimistic people are optimistic because they CHOOSE to be optimistic. Instead of allowing negativity to slip in, they choose to look at the bright side of every event in their life.

“Choose Kindness!"

Happy people choose to be kind and compassionate toward themselves and others. Happy people know that how they treat themselves and others determines much of how they feel. They can’t be happy if they hate somebody in life. They can’t be happy if they feel everyone around them are annoying! It is such a simple truth that happiness could not come from a negative feeling towards others.

“Choose Forgiveness!"

Happy people do not harbour resentment toward others, even others who have been mean and hurtful toward them. They realize that resentment makes them unhappy, so they choose to forgive others who hurt them. They tend not to take personally on others behaviour or attitude towards them. They choose to recognize that another person’s behaviour is really about others business, so they move on with compassion rather than into judgement.

“Choose Acceptance!"

Happy people realize what they can control and what they can’t. They accept the things they cannot change and change the things they can. Unhappy people are constantly trying to change people and circumstances that are beyond their control, therefore, they are constantly frustrated. Happy people realize that they cannot control others and outcomes, so they focus on what they can do. The best thing to do is just aware of their own thought and feelings.

“Choose Gratitude!"

Finally, happy people are consistently grateful for what they have, rather than complaining about what they don’ t have. They focus on what they do have rather than what they don’t have. Even small thing will make them happy eg a delicious cake or a good nice coffee. They frequently express gratitude for everything in their lives , eg the beauty of nature, the food they eat, the smile on a friend’s face, their ability to see, hear, walk or talk.

If you want to be happy, then you need to recognize that happiness is the result of your thinking and behavior, not the cause of it. If you choose to focus on becoming conscious of what thoughts and behavior make you feel happy, you can become a happy person regardless of your present circumstances.

So, make "happiness" your constant choice in life!