“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~Aristotle
45% of our behavior is from habits, according to a Duke University study “Habits―A Repeat Performance.” Habits are the framework of our life and determine our destiny, who we are and contribute greatly to who we will become.
It is habits that make us happy or miserable.
It’s not because we were born to be happy. Being rich could be yet not all rich people are happy. Being successful could be but one research study after another concludes the opposite. It is happiness that is key to success.
How happy and miserable we are depends on the habits we have developed, consciously and unconsciously. The only way to change life is to build habits that enable us to move towards the change we wish to see in our life.
23 Habits of Happy People
So what habits should we have to be happy? Certain habits make a person happy, but not necessarily others. However, there are certain habits that are common among happy people.
Here’s 23 habits of ecstatically happy people that I’ve learned from research studies and from many greatest minds in human history such as Albert Einstein, Aristotle, Buddha, Gandhi, Thich Nhat Hanh, John Lennon, Elbert Hubbard and Albert Aurelius.
At the end of this article you will find great resources to help you start developing habits that stick, including these habits that happy people have! Enjoy!