The 10 Happiest Things You Can Do

I came across this list after I woke up at today at 3:00am and couldn’t get back to sleep. It doesn’t really have anything to do with life insurance, but it has everything to do with life and happiness. In any case, I thought it was interesting enough to share…

  1. LOVE YOURSELF – It is the nucleus for all motivation. A good place to begin is your physical appearance. Improving it will do a great deal to raise your self esteem.
  2. SEEK THE LOVING LIFE – People think love is important for happiness and not only romantic love. When you can focus your attention on others, you feel better about yourself.
  3. JOIN THE WORK WORLD – Despite constant complaining, people feel work is essential to happiness. They don’t work for money only. Working and accomplishing tasks makes you feel good about yourself.
  4. ENJOY THE POWER OF TOUCH – Touching helps to affirm friendship, approval, caring, etc. People put up a lot of barriers to touching and equate it to either sex or violence. We too often avoid the simple acts of touching such as pats on the back, heartfelt handshakes, cordial hugs – that confirm good will.
  5. LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME – Many of us spend much of our “today” worrying about yesterday or tomorrow. Since the past won’t change and the future may never come, forget them and enjoy the day – everyday!
  6. TURN ON THE LAUGHTER – Humor is a free ride toward happiness. It can take the sting out of failure and stupidities. It can help us overcome the worst of our experiences. We “look back and laugh” – start looking for the laughs now!
  7. MOVE YOUR MUSCLES – Exercise can increase self esteem, relieve anxiety, improve attentiveness, dissipate stress, and elevate moods. Active people seem to be happier.
  8. SEARCH FOR MEANING – Develop a set of “guiding principles,” a “belief system,” that will help you to make sense of your life. What holds real meaning for you and what directions can you take to reach these goals?
  9. TAKE TIME TO WASTE TIME – Leisure is a “waste of time” that allows you to lose yourself in pleasure and celebration. It’s a way to deal with stress, increase productivity, and enhance contentment. Games, hobbies, play, etc. are all leisure activities that can help you to “waste time.”
  10. GIVE TO OTHERS – Altruism can increase happiness. Being concerned about others puts you in contact with others.
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Richard Eddy

Founder of and Cona Financial Group Richard Eddy has been assisting clients with their life insurance needs since 2005. He is an expert helping people find the right policy to fit their specific situation. In addition to insurance planning, he is also experienced in a wide range of financial planning topics including investment and portfolio analysis, tax planning, retirement planning and estate preservation strategies. You can call Richard toll-free at (877) 883-3561.