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Happiness habits: 9 daily practices of joyful people

By | Louise Jackson |

Just to be happy is perhaps everyone’s greatest pursuit in life. 

Such a simple thing, yet undeniably tricky to master. 

According to research how happy we feel is based on three key things:

  1. The presence of positive emotions
  2. The absence of negative emotions
  3. Life satisfaction 

The following daily practices of joyful people aim to help bolster all three. 

So let’s dive in. 

1. They notice and appreciate the little things

I know you think that a million dollars in the bank would make you happier. I’ll be honest, I do too. But the research says otherwise. 

Apparently, money does buy happiness, but far less than we’d think. 

Plus research also highlights that people who specifically equate money with happiness are generally less happy people.

But here’s the thing:

I’m pretty sure it would make us happy…for a while. 

But then like everything, you get used to it. So you stop paying attention to it. It becomes the new normal. 

I think what really makes you happy isn’t actually the money, it’s the appreciation of having it.  

That’s what makes you feel (even for a short time) like the luckiest person in the world. 

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