Money Doesn't Bring Happiness, But These Traits of Happy People Will!

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jun 11, 2014

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Want to be happy but worried about your thin wallet? Money can but a lot of things but it can't buy you happiness. However, these traits in the people around your can bring you happiness.
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    Happiness is not just a state of mind, it's more than that. It is the cumulative reaction of several quality and habits. You can have fun using the power of money but it cannot let you experience happiness. However, these traits in people will let you see their happiness and make you happier. Image Courtesy: Getty


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    Proper Rest and Sleep

    You can never buy a good night's sleep however you can manage getting it on your own and that too for free. A person who hasn't had ample rest and sleep can never enjoy the nicer moments and feel happy. If you see someone happy and excited throughout the day, be sure that they had a good sleep the night before. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Enjoy Nature

    Spending time in nature gives people some sort of inner peace and a sense of well-being. Happy people enjoy nature as much as they can and spending time in nature eventually makes them happier. Even if you don't get to spend time in natural environment, meeting someone who does will allow you to experience the joy and relief nature can provide. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Music stimulates our brain a lot. While a sad song can even make you shed few tears, an upbeat favorite number can rejuvenate your mood and make you feel positive and happier. Music is a powerful mood-altering agent that can be used in many different ways. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Most people who are happy and have control over their lives, find joy in exercise. They never miss on their exercise regime and feel better every time; they exercise. Exercise increases the amount of happy chemicals released in your brain, making you feel happier. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Helping Others

    Sometimes happiness comes from selfless deeds that are done for others. Happy people perform random and senseless acts of kindness. There is a decrease in blood pressure as well as activation in the reward center of the brain. The act of kindness positively affects the one performing the act, the one receiving it and anyone else who happens to see it. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Bounce Back

    People who are happy are often strong and resilient. They never quit at difficult times and always fight to get back to happy phase again. Bouncing back allows you to understand your caliber and face future problems with determination to get everything back to normal. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Happy people have a purpose to life for and goals to pursue. Follow your purpose and work hard for your goals, eventually you will find the true happiness that you seek. Nothing can be more satisfying then pursuing your passion and goals. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Support System

    Life can seem long and lonely without good friends and family around. Even researchers have found that, just like a cold, happiness is contagious too. People feel happy when they see a friend or family member happy. Spend time with people who are usually in a good mood and you will live a happy life regardless of how thin your wallet is. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Laugh Often

    Laughter is the best medicine for an unhappy person. Laughing out loud releases feel-good chemicals in your brain, the same chemicals found in people who have a sense of joy and well-being. Surround yourself with funny people and you will find yourself happier. Image Courtesy: Getty

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