The older you get, the easier it is to spot the things you’re doing, or not doing, to sabotage your emotional wellbeing. Being happy is not always easy and takes some time, age and wisdom to master but today I am sharing 5 habits all happy woman have.
They don’t say ‘yes’ when they mean ‘no’.
If you don’t want to get drinks with your friend tonight, don’t. If you don’t want to stay up till down with your friends, don’t. It’s so easy to feel better more often—when someone asks you to do something, and your initial reaction is ugh, just say no. (Unless it’s your boss, of course.)
They are generous with compliments.
If you’ve ever received a random compliment—especially if it’s from a woman you don’t know—you’re aware of how game-changing it can be for your day. Don’t be shy—if you admire someone’s style, smile or just general aura, don’t be afraid to say so. I am a huge supporter of woman supporting woman and anytime you can put a smile on someone’s face with a simple compliment you go for it.
They let go of grudges.
Resentment hurts the person who resents more than it does the recipient of their resentment. If you’re holding on to negative feelings about someone, those feelings are really only making you feel bad. Whether you forgive the offending individual to their face or just internally doesn’t really matter so long as you let it go one way or the other and free your mind of negativity.
They practice random acts of kindness.
Bring some coffee to a frined at work unexpectedly. Drop a happy note on a neighbor’s windshield. These random overtures don’t have to be large or meaningful—but the small amount of effort you expend in executing them will reap you big rewards in terms of happiness.
They prioritize self care.
Happy people know that the most important thing in life is their health—mental, physical and emotional. So, they invest in it, prioritizing their time and money in a way that allows them to take care of themselves. Even if you are low on cash, you can afford a hot bath and a sheet mask. Even if you’re short on time, you can find 5 minutes to meditate If you have children it is especially important not to lose sight of self-care—you can’t take care of anyone else if you’re not taking care of yourself!
These 5 habits seem simple but sometimes we overlook the simplest things in our lives. Being happy means something different to everyone but one thing is for sure we all want to be happy. Hope my simple habits help you achieve this.