We all know one. Those eternally happy people. But what makes them able to stay in a good mood all the time? Surely it’s not just a positive outlook. Here’s 15 habits that happy people keep and why they work so well.
1) They live in the moment
Research refers to it as ‘savoring’. When you stop and appreciate each moment as it passes you enjoy it more and experience greater happiness within your life. If you need a crash course the film About Time is a good place to start.
2) They spend money on experiences
Going on a shopping spree feels great at the time, and empty a few days later. The secret money habit of happy people is to spend more on experiences and services. A University of British Columbia study suggests that spending money on time-saving services like house cleaning or dining out makes you happier. It’s both an enjoyable experience at the time and saves you from the dull tasks of daily life later.
3) They’re pro at sleeping
A proper sleep routine is the pinnacle of healthy habits. So how can you achieve it? Waking up at the same time each day is a great start. Our bodies biological clocks (or circadian rhythms) like to stick to a schedule. Having a sleeping/waking routine helps you to wake up feeling more refreshed. If you’re struggling to fall asleep it might be time to assess the comfort of your bed. A plush mattress or supportive mattress topper could be all you're missing to smile in your sleep.