Every decision you make can increase your level of happiness!

December 27, 2011 The Healthy Guy Uncategorized

Why are some people happier than other?  Happiness is the result of many decisions you take every day and every minute. By deciding what you are going to eat you are influencing your mental and physical wellbeing. By deciding whether to go out for a run or just lay on the sofa and watch TV is influencing your mental mood and physical power. Your mindset, your psychology are making you happy or even not! There are many principles you can live by, here are some I choose to embrace into my life! If you would like to change something in your life , make the new year your turning point!

  1. Never tell someone their dreams are impossible. You’ll feel like a fool when they prove you wrong.
  2. No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.
  3. Pursuing happiness by acquiring material things (fancy cars, expensive jewelry, designer clothing) is like jogging to the grocery store on your treadmill: it won’t get you anywhere.
  4. Laugh at stupid jokes. Apologize. Tell someone how much they mean to you. It’s the small moments that make life grand.
  5. Life is way more enjoyable when you stop trying to be cool and simply focus on being yourself.
  6. Start by asking yourself whether each of your relationships drags you down or lifts you up. Surrounding yourself with positive, loving people is half the battle of living a happy, successful life.
  7. If you want to feel rich, just count all the great things you have that money can’t buy.
  8. You can’t change who you are. You can only change what you know and how you apply this knowledge..
  9. Embrace change. As uncomfortable as it is sometimes, change allows us to stretch and grow. New things feel awkward and scary at first, but those feelings go away, and you are left with something bigger and bolder in your life.
  10. Supporting, guiding, and making contributions to other people is one of life’s greatest rewards. In order to get, you have to give.
  11. Freedom is the greatest gift. Self-sufficiency is the greatest freedom.
  12. Even when you feel like you have nothing, someone else likely has far less. Find them and help them. You’ll see why.
  13. Negativity breeds more negativity. When you focus only on the negative, obviously that’s all you will see. You will not seek out positivity, and even when positivity comes into your life, you’ll look for the negative side of things.
  14. If you want something in your life you’ve never had, you’ll have to do something you’ve never done.
  15. As a child, I always thought the expression “it’s better to give than to receive” was trite and silly. As an adult, I recognize the expression’s value. Having the capacity to give means you possess a mindset of abundance. Having the will to give means you want to make a difference in the world. Having the desire to give means you care.
  16. Figure out what you want. Set real goals and make a logical plan to achieve them. It’s like the old saying, “A goal that is never written down is nothing more than a New Year’s resolution.” And we all know what happens to New Year’s resolutions.
  17. If you want love, give love. If you want friends, be friendly. If you want money, provide value. It really is this simple.
  18. Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.
  19. Being busy and being productive are two different things.
  20. Mistakes teach you important lessons. Every time you make one, you’re one step closer to your goal. The only mistake that can truly hurt you is choosing to do nothing simply because you’re too scared to make a mistake.
  21. You must create and look for opportunities. Opportunities rarely ever come knocking on the door of someone who’s not seeking them. You have to create and seek opportunities for yourself. You have to take the initiative to get the ball rolling and the doors opening.
  22. Keep your brain active. Don’t get into a mental rut. Do new things, learn new things, explore new ideas in all areas of your life. Keep challenging yourself and your mind. Be curious and interested in the world around you.
  23. Someone always has it worse. At times you may be having a bad day, but stop yourself and think about it; there are plenty of other people who have it worse off than you do.
  24. In work and business, when they need you more than you need them, you have succeeded.
  25. Trying to be somebody you’re not is not sexy. Be you. That’s when you’re beautiful.
  26. Truly ‘rich’ people need ‘less’ to be happy.
  27. Saying “no” to right people gives you the time and resources required to say “yes” to right opportunities.
  28. Living a life of honesty creates peace of mind, and peace of mind is priceless. Period. Don’t be dishonest and don’t put up with people who are.
  29. If you catch yourself working hard and loving every minute of it, don’t stop. You’re on to something big. Because hard work ain’t hard when you concentrate on your passions.
  30. Sooner or later, you just want to be around the people who make you smile.
  31. Simplicity is often a major factor of success. But the process of simplifying things is rarely easy.
  32. Laughter is the best medicine for stress. Laugh at yourself often. Find the humour in whatever situation you’re in.
  33. Everything that happens in life is neither good nor bad. It just depends on your perspective.
  34. When you spend time worrying, you’re simply using your imagination to create things you don’t want.
  35. When passion and skill work together, we’re often left with a masterpiece.
  36. You’re not alone. Everyone has problems. Some people are just better at hiding them than others.
  37. Money and stuff are not all that important. Yes, you want enough to be comfortable and do the things you want to do. But accumulating for the sake of accumulating is boring and empty. Trust me, it gets old fast. So feed your soul, not your ego.
  38. Hang out with younger people. Stay connected with what the generation behind you is doing and thinking. Establish friendships with them. You will benefit and learn from each other. Don’t act superior, because younger people may know a whole lot more than you do.
  39. There is nothing to hold you back except yourself. There is only one question to ask yourself here: “What would you do if you were not afraid?” Think about it.
  40. No matter how it turns out, it always ends up just the way it should be. Either you succeed or you learn something. Win-Win.
  41. Either you’re going to take action and seize new opportunities or someone else will. You can’t change anything or make any sort of progress by sitting back and thinking about it.
  42. Be vulnerable. Allow yourself to feel, to be open and authentic. Tear down any emotional brick walls you have built around yourself and feel every exquisite emotion, both good and bad. This is real life. This is how you welcome new opportunities.
  43. There’s no such thing as ‘risk free.’ Everything you do or don’t do in life has an inherent risk.
  44. Every mistake you make is progress. Mistakes teach you important lessons. Every time you make one, you’re one step closer to your goal. The only mistake that can truly hurt you is choosing to do nothing simply because you’re too scared to make a mistake.
  45. If it were easy everyone would do it. This is why get rich quick schemes will never be true. If it was so quick and easy then everyone would be millionaires. Making money and accomplishing tasks is hard work, but well worth it.
  46. If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, and you pay close attention, you’ll often find that you’re right.
  47. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.
  48. Count your blessings every day. I know, this is a refrigerator magnet line, but practice it daily anyway. There is so much good, so much beauty, so much love in your life. What more do you really need? You have so much right now, you just need to pause long enough to appreciate it.
  49. It’s not about getting a chance, it’s about taking a chance. You’ll rarely be 100% sure it will work. But you can always be 100% sure doing nothing won’t work. Sometimes you just have to go for it!
  50. There is only one way to learn, and that is through action. Trying to learn without doing is like trying to lose weight by watching someone else exercise. It’s just not going to work.
  51. Change happens for a reason. Roll with it. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.
  52. Life gives and takes away. During difficult times, be committed to resolving problems, but also lighten up and ride the waves of impermanence. What is a monster problem today will be a forgotten thought in the future.
  53. When two people cooperate instead of competing against each other their teamwork accomplishes far more than either of them could have achieved on their own.
  54. Between what happened and what will happen is your choice. So choose to be positive in everyday tasks.
  55. If you’re smiling right now, you’re doing something right.
  56. If you live your life consumed by the past, you waste the great moments you still have left to live.
  57. Treat every small interaction with another person as an opportunity to make a positive impact in both your lives.
  58. There’s a big difference between knowing and doing. Knowledge is useless without action.
  59. The acquisition of knowledge doesn’t mean you’re growing. Growing happens when what you know changes how you live.

That happiness will be your best friend in 2012!

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