Although we all have our share of pain and difficulties, I’ve met quite a few folks over the years who seem to have developed habits that allow them to stay relaxed and to have routine access to a level of happiness that many of us may not experience as often as we would like. Here are 5 of those traits I have noticed that they exhibit, which I believe we can all adopt and benefit from in our lives:
Relaxed, happy people are patient.
These folks have learned not to rush- and they don’t rush other people either. They seem to have developed the attitude that “everything is happening at just the right time”, and so there’s no need to hurry. And, since they are patient, it frees them up to slow down and savor the people, places and experiences in their lives, and that just seems to increase their happiness.
Relaxed, happy people find the fun in life.
They don’t wait around for a problem-free life, relaxed and happy people seem to have this aura of “Hey, life is short and life is what I make of it so I think I’ll make it fun.” Everywhere they go people seem to welcome them with open arms and open hearts. Why? Because through their relaxed and happy actions and outlooks, these people reflect to others how good life really can be for all of us-if we only choose to see it that way.
Relaxed, happy people are generous.
Really relaxed, happy people seem to be effortlessly generous. They understand that there will be “plenty to go around”, and so they are more than willing to share time, money or resources to help other people. They’ve developed a mindset of giving, and they actually seem to gladly look for-and find-opportunities to help all around them. Maybe not coincidentally, these seeds they plant seem to later come back to nourish them.
Relaxed, happy people use low-stress, happiness-oriented language.
They are optimistic and peaceful and they choose to align their actions and words with that mindset. They thrive on sharing encouragement, and they talk positively about the small and large victories-not failures-of other people. Consequently, they seem to find more and more goodness in their lives and the lives of others around them to enjoy.
Relaxed, happy people are grateful.
Exceptionally happy, relaxed people know that a thankful attitude not only makes them-and the people around them-feel good, it connects them to an unseen yet incredibly powerful world of love, kindness, courage, trust and contentment. They know it’s the main ingredient in living an enriched life. They also don’t keep score or compare what they have to what other people have. They’re perfectly content with their share, and they know that comparing and contrasting is just a slippery slope, so they don’t even go there.
Today is a great day to learn from these low-stress masters of happiness and put their powerful traits into our own lives. So smile, take a deep breath, and trust that a relaxed and happy new you is ready and waiting….