The 4 Habits of Happy People

The world is full of ambitious people trying to grab the next big opportunity. It is no fault of theirs as the society is designed in such a way that one is made to dream so that he can execute the dream of their big old bosses.

If I had written a blog on four habits of highly successful people, this would have garnered more eyeballs, yet I remain true to my conscience to write about what I feel is essential: happiness and not success.

It will be interesting to note that success is highly correlated to happiness; however, today's corporate world fails to notice this. An exciting experiment stated that just keeping a smiling face irrespective of the situation makes a person inherently happier.

This blog about the four qualities of happy people is written out of my own experience. As an author and an avid traveller, I have this tendency and a natural inclination to identify happy people and research their habits.

The following four habits are predominant in all those happy people who interestingly are successful as well. I intend to identify these habits and its virtues and not get down deep researching them.

Habit 1

Happy People Read

Books were my pass to personal freedom- Oprah Winfrey

If I have to list out one thing which can differentiate a person amidst the masses among this generation, then without a pause, I would say it's the habit of reading.

Today, the world is running out of great thinkers, philosophers and even writers. The majority of this generation is hooked to their bright screens and the scroll. The problem with today's visual media is that they end up telling you a perspective without letting you develop one of your own.

On the other hand, books give their reader time, space, and imagination to create an individual perspective. The more a person reads, the more the intellect he inculcates, and eventually, it all ends up in wisdom.

Book is an opportunity to live another life in this curtailed little life. The more one reads, the more he lives and, yes, lives happily.

Think before you speak. Read before you think. – Fran Lebowitz

If you are a beginner or someone in the middle of nowhere unable to decide on the books to start with, then let me tell you that no matter what your choices are, there will be a book about it. Interestingly everything in this world that has ever happened or will happen will end up in a book.

The new age reading offers infinite opportunities to read any book of your choice. Be it a paperback, kindle or even an audiobook; everything has its charm. However, if you still think you are not a reader, I am sure you haven't found the right book.

"Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world." – Napoleon Bonaparte

Habit 2

Happy People Exercise

"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live in." Jim Rohn

I firmly believe that a happy body produces a happy mind. If the body is sick, then forget the rest; one can't even cherish the little joys of life.

I can say that exercise does to the body what reading does to the mind. Technically, exercise reduces levels of the body's stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. However, it also stimulates the production of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that are the body's natural painkillers and mood elevators.