Did you know that April 17 is National Volunteer Week?
This brings to mind that those of us who volunteer our time or talents are actually happier people, just one of the facts I learned when writing my most recent book “Being Happy Matters” which will be published soon (beinghappymatters.life). I interviewed 37 people from around the world and discovered that we are each accountable for our own happiness. In fact, we have the power to choose happiness for ourselves by controlling how we feel.
I also discovered there are things all of us can do to increase happiness in our daily lives, such as…
Hang out with happy people: it's contagious; absorb their habits to become happier.
Be loving: you'll get love back.
Happiness grows when you engage in the things you love to do.
Be grateful: focus on what you have, not on what you don't have.
Enjoy normalcy: take pleasure in the ordinary things in life.
Simplify! Practice saying “No” to others to create time for yourself.
Learn how not to take stuff personally: a sense of humour is an incredible skill for happiness.
I hope that helps if you are seeking greater happiness in your life.
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