Uplifting

7 Simple Things People Who Love Themselves Do Every Day

1. They remember to take ownership of their lives.

Happy people have no problem taking ownership of their lives. This includes mistakes, successes, failures, and everything in between. When you're happy, you don't need to pass off blame when you mess up, nor do you really need to make a big fuss if you've been successful or have done something right. This sense of ownership indicates a desire to please themselves with their successes and become a better person with their failures. Truly, to a happy person, these things are about them, not the people around them.

2. The company they keep adds value to their lives.

Happy people only keep company that adds some kind of value to their lives. It's not to say that they're surrounding themselves with yes men and women or people who will consistently validate their existence. But these are people who make them happy, who they have things in common with, and who challenge them and help them grow every single day. These aren't friends you catch up and drink with every single night. These friends serve such a larger purpose than that. And that purpose is returned to those friends as well. The company that happy people keep helps them become the best person they can possibly be.

3. They never stop learning.

For happy people, getting your diploma isn't where education ends. Every day is about learning more and knowing what's going on in the world around you. Happy people love picking up new hobbies, new talents, new skills, and acquiring new information to apply to their lives. Happy people have no problem reading a dense book or enrolling in a few classes at the local community college to sharpen themselves on a certain subject or learn how to do something fun that they've always wanted to do. These are the kinds of people who have fulfilling careers but still want to go out and get their yoga teaching credentials. Happy people understand that education isn't a chore, but a way to enrich yourself and help you lead a fuller life.

4. They see life as full of abundance.

For happy people, there is hope in every sunrise and a path forward through every failure. The universe provides abundance to us all in so many ways, but for many of us, it's about seizing it. Happy people have mastered the ability to seize that abundance and make it work to their advantage. Not only seize it, but see it when it presents itself. Realizing that their lives are full of abundance makes them even happier people, especially when they can share it.

5. They focus in on what they can control.

Too often we find ourselves getting caught up on disasters and problems and setbacks that none of us are truly in control of. Happy people don't have time for any of that. Sure, there are things that are even out of their control, but why would they stop and dwell on it? Instead of focusing on all of the numerous things that happen that are out of their control, they focus in on what is in their control - on what they can influence in their lives. By focusing on what they can do instead of what they can't, they build a better, more fulfilling life for themselves.

6. Their health is a top priority.

If you don't feel good, you have a heck of a time feeling happy, and happy people understand that. Happy people take care of their bodies and their health because their bodies truly are their temples. If you're feeling broken down and tired, how can you pursue the things that truly make you happy? It becomes exponentially more difficult the worse shape you're in.

7.They understand that they are good enough as they are.

This one's an easy one to grasp. Happy people know that they're good enough as they are. Why? Because there truly isn't any measure of excellence for you except what you decide. Even if you aren't perfect, you know you're trying your best and you can really get a lot of joy out of that. And remember, no one but you can decide if you're good enough.

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