Happiness is not something that you can hide. It's the state of mind that makes you look happy, and that's how your face reflects your inner peace. We're living in the age of social media, where everyone shares positive things about themselves. But have you realized that some people are just attention-seekers who only want you to believe that they are happy when the reality is the exact opposite of what they fake it to you?
You may be much happier in comparison with them than you imagine. Most people on social media don't tell the whole story, which may lead some people to develop a complex of what they don't have. The joyful pictures of your colleague on social media may make you think that he is one of the happiest people on the earth when in reality, he is going through severe depression because of his ongoing life problems.
The world is full of fake stuff. Some of your most favorite scenes in the movie could be the result of computer-generated imagery (CGI), and yet you praise the skills of those actors instead of VFX artists. You may be listening to the song of your favorite singer and praising his singing skills when he heavily used artificial techniques such as Auto-Tune to sound great.
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Our happiness is never in control of the outside world. It entirely depends on our way of thinking and taking things. Comparing our lives with others usually leads to dangerous consequences. Today, I'll share with you some of the qualities of content people. And if unfortunately, you don't possess these qualities, you can start developing them in yourself to become happier.
1. They never diminish other people's achievements:
One of the main qualities of happy people is that they never resent other people's success. They know that they get will nothing by diminishing someone else's achievements. Instead, they join the celebrations and become part of a happy environment. Instead of passing negative judgments, they use the environment to learn something from their achievements.
They love to see others succeed. Today's reports are much clearer that those who cheer for the success of others are mentally stronger. They understand that resentment is destructive, which starts with jealousy and ends with developing a feeling of a complex of the achievements of others, which is the enemy of happiness.
2. They stop worrying and work towards the solution:
Happy people are well-aware that worry only makes the problem worse. They stop worrying, and therefore, they don't spend much time waiting for the miracles to happen. They evaluate the situation, work towards solving the problems, and feel empowered while doing it.
3. They are grateful for what they have:
Comparing your life with the one superior to you in terms of money or anything only leads to destruction. You remain miserable and ungrateful for what you already have. Happy people compare themselves with those who are not as blessed as they are, which makes them grateful for what they already have.
They think the opposite of miserable people. For example, an unhappy person may complain that he doesn't own a luxurious house, while a happy person compares himself with someone who doesn't even have the roof to cover himself, which makes him grateful that he has what others don't have. They are content with the things they have.
4. They understand the power of forgiveness:
Happy people understand that only strong can forgive the weak. All humans are prone to make mistakes, which include themselves. They know that people will forgive them easily if they commit any mistake in the future. Furthermore, anger and negative thoughts only affect your health. The sooner you realize that forgiveness eases your state of mind, the better. In short, happy people use the power of forgiveness for their betterment.
5. They sleep well enough:
Sleep is important for your overall health, which includes your mental state. Good sleep is usually the sign that you are happy with your life and not taking unnecessary stress. It is not that happy people don't go through the stressful hours or days. Rather, they know the strategies to handle that feeling and do not let stress control themselves.
They usually give the highest priority to sleep. They do not compromise on the number of hours and usually sleep for around 7-9 hours a day. Many studies suggest that sleep contributes to your mental health more than physical health.
If you find these qualities within yourself, chances are high that you are one of the happiest people on the planet earth for which you should be grateful. The best thing you can do is to never compare yourself with others superior to you. Remember that you only live once. Instead of complaining about things that you don't have, work for them, feel satisfied after doing it, and the success will come.
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