Codrin Andronic

"stop existing and start living" – M. Jackson

100 Simple Secrets of Happy People

on 2009/09/10

1 Your Life Has Purpose and Meaning

2 Use a Strategy for Happiness

3 You Don’t Have to Win Every Time

4 Your Goals Should Be Aligned with One Another

5 Choose Your Comparisons Wisely

6 Cultivate Friendships

7 Turn Off the TV

8 Accept Yourself—Unconditionally

9 Remember Where You Came From

10 Limit Yourself to Thinking About One Subject as You Lie Down to Sleep

11 Friendship Beats Money

12 Have Realistic Expectations

13 Be Open to New Ideas

14 Share with Others How Important They Are to You

15 If You’re Not Sure, Guess Positively

16 Believe in Yourself

17 Don’t Believe in Yourself Too Much

18 Don’t Face Your Problems Alone

19 Age Is Not to Be Feared

20 Develop a Household Routine

21 Don’t Be Overprotective

22 Pay Attention. You May Have What You Want

23 Don’t Let Your Religious Beliefs Fade

24 Do What You Say You Are Going to Do

25 Don’t Be Aggressive with Your Friends and Family

26 Root for the Home Team

27 Don’t Confuse Stuff with Success

28 Every Relationship Is Different

29 Don’t Think “What If”

30 Volunteer

31 If You Can’t Reach Your Goals, Your Goals Will Hurt You

32 Exercise

33 Little Things Have Big Meanings

34 It’s Not What Happened, It’s How You Think About What Happened

35 Develop Some Common Interests with Loved Ones

36 Laugh

37 Don’t Let Your Entire Life Hinge on One Element

38 Share of Yourself

39 Busy Is Better Than Bored

40 Satisfaction Is Relative

41 Learn to Use a Computer

42 Try to Think Less About the People and Things That Bother You

43 Keep Your Family Close

44 Eat Some Fruit Every Day

45 Enjoy What You Have

46 Think in Concrete Terms

47 Be Socially Supportive

48 Don’t Blame Yourself

49 Be a Peacemaker

50 Cherish Animals

51 Make Your Work a Calling

52 Never Trade Your Morals for Your Goals

53 Don’t Pretend to Ignore Things Your Loved Ones Do That Bother You

54 Get a Good Night’s Sleep

55 Buy What You Like

56 Accomplish Something Every Day

57 Be Flexible

58 Events Are Temporary

59 Be Your Own Fan

60 Join a Group

61 Be Positive

62 There Will Be an End, but You Can Be Prepared

63 How We See the World Is More Important Than How the World Is

64 Keep a Pen and Paper Handy

65 Help the Next Person Who Needs Some Minor Assistance

66 Take Care Not to Harshly Criticize Family and Friends

67 Some People Like the Big Picture, and Others Like the Details

68 Do Things You Are Good At

69 Go Visit Your Neighbor

70 Smile

71 Don’t Accept Television’s Picture of the World

72 You Always Have a Choice

73 Be Agreeable

74 Don’t Ignore One Part of Your Life

75 Listen to Music

76 Let Your Goals Guide You

77 Use Your Job Positively

78 Don’t Forget to Have Fun

79 Believe in Ultimate Justice

80 Reminisce

81 Be Conscientious

82 Don’t Dwell on Unwinnable Conflicts

83 Enjoy the Ordinary

84 Focus Not on the World’s Tragedies, but on the World’s Hope

85 Get a Hobby

86 Envying Other People’s Relationships Is Pointless

87 Give Yourself Time to Adapt to Change

88 Focus on What Really Matters to You

89 Realize that Complete Satisfaction Does Not Exist

90 Surround Yourself with Pleasant Aromas

91 Don’t Let Others Set Your Goals

92 You Are a Person, Not a Stereotype

93 Know What Makes You Happy and Sad

94 Keep Reading

95 We Must Feel Needed

96 Say “So What”

97 Have a Purpose

98 You Have Not Finished the Best Part of Your Life

99 Money Does Not Buy Happiness

100 What Does It All Mean? You Decide


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