There are simple things that you can do throughout your day that will allow you to be happier overall. By learning these simple, happy skills, you will relieve your stress and anxiety, as well. Who doesn’t want to live a less stressful and more joyful life?
~ Here are 10 Happy Skills That Everyone Should Learn ~
1. Learn to count to 10!
Anger is not good for you, and is certainly not your friend! In fact, learning to control your anger can add years to your life! Take a look at this study performed by the school of psychology in Australia where they found that angry people who liked to argue with everyone lived shorter lives! Furthermore, nobody likes to be around someone who is always mad, or who likes to argue about every little thing! Be happy, not angry!
2. Learn how to get along with strangers!
Be the person who lets others cut-in while sitting in traffic. Hold doors for others or let others go first. Simple acts of kindness will make you feel better about yourself, which in return, allows you to be happier!
3. Learn how to be content!
Be thankful for what you have! When you get caught up in always wanting more, or what other people have, you forget to be thankful for what you do have! Take time out of every day to think about what you do have, and how lucky you are to have it! Learning to be content will allow you to be happy!
4. Learn how to love and respect nature!
The more time you spend in nature, the less stress you will have and the happier you will be! If you don’t believe us, take a look at this post, A Connection With Nature, How To Heal Your Mind, to learn more!
5. Learn how not to abuse your body!
By abuse, we mean using alcohol, cigarettes and drugs. These substances are harmful to your body and slowly deteriorates your organs. To live longer, stop the abuse! Furthermore, you will feel better and will be happier overall!
6. Learn how to share with others!
Learn not to be greedy and to give to others when it is appropriate. It makes you feel better when you share, which in turn, creates a sense of happiness. Sharing can go further than with material items. It is also possible to share your thoughts, life experiences and knowledge!
7. Learn how to make friends!
Studies show that people who know how to make friends are happier and live longer. Some say that having friends just make life more fun and worthwhile. Plus, they can give you good advice!
8. Learn how to listen!
Learn to be quiet and to really listen! Don’t only listen to words, learn to read body language, facial expressions and the eyes of others. Learning to listen and to observe makes you a smarter person, which in return makes you happier.
9. Learn how to stick up for others!
If you see someone being picked on, bullied or being treated unfairly, say something in their defense! Wouldn’t you like it if someone stuck up for you in your time of need? Sticking up for people when they are being wronged can aid in righting the situation. This act of kindness will allow you to feel more satisfied and happy.
10. Learn to be positive!
Try to be positive all the time and always to see the best in people and situations. Negativity is tiresome, and it brings you down emotionally. Furthermore, being negative all the time pushes others away. Be happy, and stay positive!
In conclusion, learning these 10 simple steps can lead to a happier life overall. A life filled with happiness will allow you to feel fulfilled and possibly even to live longer! Therefore, stay happy, my friends!
Robin, and the Zen Team!
*Note: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any health condition. Therefore, ask your doctor about any health concerns that you might have and seek proper medical treatment.
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