Although happiness and positive vibes begin with ourselves, many of us depend on external factors to create and determine our happiness as opposed to relying on ourselves.
The reason some people are happier than others is because they make a concerted effort to be and depend on themselves to create their own happiness.
How To Protect Your Positive Vibes;
Don’t seek other people’s approval or validation
Happy people tend to be more self-aware, self-assured and happy with and within themselves compared to people that aren’t.
Happy people don’t concern themselves much with what others think of them or how they are perceived by other people.
Happy people are content being themselves and as a result are able to live life more authentically than those who allow others to define them or dictate who they should be.
Happy people don’t allow others to determine their worth or make them feel less than.
Don’t compare themselves with others
Happy people embrace their individuality and are often comfortable in their own skin.
They embrace the fact that we are all different for a reason and each has something unique to contribute to the world.
People who appear to be naturally happy don’t waste time trying to compete with others. They have made peace with the fact that they can’t be or do all things and that trying to be like someone else is futile.
They understand that there will always be someone better at, more qualified, more educated, more successful and so on than them and are okay with that.
Don’t talk negatively about themselves
Happy people view themselves in a positive light and engage in positive self-talk. They are often their own biggest cheerleader and like to surround themselves with people who make them feel good about themselves.
Happy people don’t berate themselves or constantly talk about the things they don’t like about themselves instead; they focus on celebrating their strengths and invest time in changing the things they can about themselves.
Don’t wallow in self-pity
Developing a victim’s mentality when things don’t work out in our favor is extremely easy. Happy people refuse to view themselves as victims when life throws them curve balls or they encounter injustices.
They often have the ability to turn their “messes” into messages and using them as catalysts for self-improvement and change.
Happy people protect their positive vibes by not allowing setbacks or misfortunes to hold them back and often bounce back from them stronger and more determined no matter how defended or demoralized they might feel.
It’s clear to see that by making a few adjustments in our lives and way of thinking, we all have the ability to create and control our own positive vibes and that happiness isn’t out of reach for anyone determined to embrace it.