We used to blame external circumstances in the unhappy life. Coach Travis Bradbury explains that happiness is in our hands. It offers 10 strategies that help to live a happier life.
Happiness takes so many different forms that sometimes it is difficult to realize. Unfortunately, on the contrary, it is hard not to notice. If someone is unhappy from the others, you know that if you are unhappy, even more so.
Let's face it, happiness and work do not always go hand in hand. In 2013 Gallup analyzed the survey data, more than 180 million people. Results have shown that only 13% on the happy. But people who consider themselves happy, 36% more motivated to 6 times the energy and 2 times more productive than their unhappy counterparts.
Happiness depends on circumstances much smaller than you think. Scientists from the University of Illinois analyzed the relationship between happiness and income. It turned out that people who earn more than anyone else (more than $ 10 million a year), a little happier than regular employees with an average salary.
Mainly happiness depends on you. Happiness - the result of your habits and attitudes to life, the product of your labor. You either create their own happiness, or not.
Most happy people share a common quality - they have a high emotional intelligence. Among TalentSmart we tested more than 1 million people and found people with high emotional intelligence create your own happiness.
1. They do not dwell on things that are not can be controlled
It is one thing to understand the processes that occur in the country, and the other - suffer because of them. Happy people are well informed and ready to act, but do not hassle yourself emotions because of events that can not be controlled.
2. They choose what to fight
These people know how important it is to go out unharmed from the everyday trials of life. In conflict situations, unbridled emotions cause you to insist on and fight to the last, even if you are doomed to failure. If you learn to manage emotions, you can choose the "battle" with the mind, and to defend its position only at the right moments.
3. THEY enough SLEEPS
The value of sleep with sentiment point of view, attention and self-control can not be overemphasized. When you sleep, the brain is recharged and get rid of toxic proteins that accumulate during the day. Because of this, you wake up refreshed and clear mind. When you sleep little, shrinking energy reserves, worsening memory and attention. In addition, lack of sleep in itself increases the level of stress hormones, stress even if nothing does not happen to you. Happy people consider sleep a priority.
4. They follow your moral compass
Walk on the heads for success - a recipe for an unhappy life. When you break the personal principles, it provokes regret, resentment and loss of motivation. Always feel when you have to take a stand. If someone wants you to do something that should not stand in his way. If you feel that you are confused, take the time to reflect on their value. You can even write down what you think about it. This will help adjust your moral compass.
5. they play sports on weekdays
When you bring the body to move at least 10 minutes, the body produces a neurotransmitter that calms you and reduces impulsivity. A study conducted at the University of Bristol, found that those who engaged in activities in everyday life, it is better allocate time to work productively and demonstrate a good mood. These benefits more than offset the time spent on training.
6. THEY growth-oriented
Deep human installations are divided into two categories: the installation on a given setting and growth. People with installation on a given believe that they can not change. Therefore, avoid difficult tasks. All that seems too heavy, makes them feel overloaded. Users installing the growth believe that they can change for the better, if you make an effort. They are willing to take on challenging tasks, because perceive them as opportunities for development. Thus, they exhibit better results.
7. THEY restore order
Look at their workplace. You must be easy and pleasant to work for him. Replace the prominent things that lift your mood: family photo, a houseplant or reward, which you are proud. So they will always be on your mind. Get rid of the rubbish and nonsense that has no value to you and improves your mental state.
8. They help each
When you help others, the body produces neurotransmitters that cause pleasant feelings. A study conducted at Harvard University, has established: employees who help others, 10 times better focused at work. The probability of their progress up the career ladder was 40% higher. The same study proved - people who are constantly involved in social support programs, to cope better with stressful situations. Help others, and it will make you happier. The main thing - do not overdo it.
9. They are able to enter a state of FLOW
Scientists from the University of Chicago examined the achievement of outstanding
results. They found that people who have managed to achieve a maximum state of concentrated attention (stream), received enormous benefits.
The flow - a condition in which you leave with your head in your project or job, lose track of time and do not pay attention to external stimuli. Often described as the flow of the excited state in which you both feel euphoria and own skills. The result is not only a feeling of happiness and increase productivity, but also the development of new skills through more intensive training.
10. They believe that the best AHEAD
Just say to yourself, this is not enough, you have to believe. Positive, optimistic look into the future to make you happy and help you achieve the best results. The brain often "blows" the memory of past enjoyable moments to such an extent that this pales in comparison with them. Because of this, you may lose faith in the future, because it is better that you have experienced, will not. Do not fall into this trap. Believe that you will come good. It will make you happier and develop emotional intelligence.