The 15 things that happy people do - International Happiness Day - 20th March

How I love that there is an International Day of Happiness. 

It was around Christmas last year when I first heard Pharrell Williams - Happsong. My husband had decided that he was going to help me with the Christmas shopping - bless - however knowing that he doesn't like shopping I made it very clear to him that if he was to join me that he needed to bring his christmas cheer!  I decided that a little help along wouldn't go astray - so every time we got into the car I would play the happy song - it worked a treat - all in all a successful shopping trip and a happy Matt.

The last few months has seen the entire world enraptured by Pharrell’s “Happy,” and they’re dancing it out in joyful videos from Paris to Hong Kong -- just in time for March 20th's International Day of Happiness.

The song got me thinking what is it that happy people do differently.

I think happy people are happy because they make themselves happy. They do and think differently - they have formed happy habits, heres a few of them.

15 Habits of Happy People

  1. Express gratitude for what they already have.
  2. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
  3. Speak well of others.
  4. Practice random acts of kindness.
  5. Get absorbed into the present.
  6. Avoid social comparison.
  7. Choose their friends wisely.
  8. Nurture their friendships.
  9. Never seek approval from others.
  10. Take the time to listen to others.
  11. Meditate.
  12. Exercise.
  13. Eat well.
  14. Accept what cannot be changed.
  15. Live in integrity with their values.