Happy people always cheer us up, and they have this strange ability to always ease things up for us in their presence.
They were not born with happy bones — They have the right mindset to be happy and always look at the bright side of life.
We often ask ourselves, how do they always manage to be happy? What is their secret in life? And how can we become just like them?
Happy people do not fake their smiles to get our attention. They demand our attention by their presence.
Happy people always look at the bright side. Things can go wrong in life, and bad stuff can happen to the best people. The secret lies in how we deal with whatever curveball life throws at us.
We need to understand the importance of focusing on the bright side to be happy in life.
№1: It is all just sand
Do not stress over the small things in life; it is not worth your effort or time.
Overthinking every small detail of your life will take off your sight and focus away from the important things.
To understand this point, let us do this following exercise:
Imagine that your life is like a glass jar, and now, you want to fill it with what matters. We fill the jar first with table tennis balls; these balls represent the important things in life (such as health, family, and friends). In the next step, we add the smaller pebbles to the jar; these pebbles represent other things that matter (such as job, car, and house).
If we fill the jar this way, the small rooms between the balls and pebbles can still be filled with sand. In this case, sand represents all the small things in life. However, if we filled the jar first with sand, we won't be able to put any pebbles or balls in the jar.
The same goes for your life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness first, and the rest, it is all just sand.
№2: On this earth is something worth living for
When we are sad or down, we often focus on the negativity around us, and we forget the important thing: life is beautiful.
Looking at life’s beauty is more potent than breathing in the negative. However, we tend to forget the beauty, and instead, we concentrate on life’s stress, obligations, and pressure.
On this earth is something worth living for — Mahmoud Darwish
As long as you remember that something is worth living for, you immediately blackout all the white noise surrounding it. You will start seeing the beauty before the ugly — You will finally be able to see the glass half full.
№3: With a new day comes a new start
There will always be days where it seems like everything is going terribly wrong. Just remember that tomorrow is another day to start over.
One might not accomplish everything today but will still have a chance in the future. One might even fail today, but tomorrow is a new chance. This comforting maxim suggests that we should never give up on our dreams and goals. It suggests that failure is just a minor hurdle and tomorrow, we will start the journey all over again.
Looking forward to starting over is a great mindset to have. Failure is not the end; it is just a step in the path to success. And look at the bright side: you won’t make the same mistake again, and you learned something new.
№4: There is no time to explain why there is no time to waste
Life is short, and you do not know what tomorrow may bring. Live every moment to the fullest, laugh, love, be loved, and enjoy every little moment out of life.
It would be best if you didn’t waste time overthinking life. Don’t worry about what other people are thinking about you, and do not plan your life based on their opinion of you. However, be considerate.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
The biggest myth we tell ourselves is: “It is not the right time.” It is never the right time to do something; you just need to do it. Wherever you are waiting to ask your crush on a date, buy a house, launch a startup, life always has a different plan for us. We can’t just wait for the perfect time or opportunity — those just do not exist.
You would not know what you are missing if you don’t take action.
№5: Life is beautiful when you have a positive outlook
When you look at the bright side of things, you will start noticing the good things in life at no effort. You will feel more motivated and happy.
People around you will notice that you are happy and enjoying life, pushing them to do the same. Your attitude will encourage those around you to look at the bright side as well. They will start living their life to the fullest, and they will acknowledge that on this earth is something worth living for.
When we look at the bright side, we start to focus on the important things, look for the beauty in life, take each day as a new beginning, stop wasting time, and positively affect people around us.
Happy people will not tell you “be happy,” Instead, their actions and way of life around you will positively affect you and help you become a happier person as well.
Look for such people in your life; you might learn a trick or two from them.
Walid Al Otaibi -WAO- is a top writer in Gaming and Technology. He works at an engineering company in Germany. He comes from a multicultural background and is located in Germany since 2003. He is writing about Arab Culture, Multiculturalism, Finance, and Trending topics.