How Happy People Think

Being happy is a choice of perspective. Attract what you’d like your life to be like. Live it and be it. Happy!

Yep. That’s what I know when I am happy.

However, at times, I am not happy. I get into a rut, just like anybody else. Perhaps unlike some people however, I am really lucky to be surrounded by positive-minded Reiki people and a library of self-help tools and health-building frameworks.

So, this is what I do, when I am down and things are not going my way: I focus on ‘how it could be’ with lists like the below:



things happy people do differently

Image credit: Sonja Lyubomirsky (probably)


Happiness is Achievable

The How of Happiness – Book

If you’d like to learn more about this list of 12 things happy people do differently, note that the list essentially it comes from Sonja Lyubomirsky’s book, The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want.


Sonja Lyubomirsky states that up to 40% of your happiness is within your power of change. That change is made up of simple shifts & disciplines you can easily do on your own, rather than costly therapy for months and months analyzing your youth. .

Happiness is Learned

Dan Millman, in ‘Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives‘ : “I’d always believed that a life of quality, enjoyment, and wisdom were my human birthright” … ” I never suspected that … there were … ways of seeing the world I had to master before I could awaken to a simple, happy, uncomplicated life.”

Do you believe that happiness is your birthright (and therefore ought to be ‘automatic’?! Well, I sure did believe this, and when I get in the middle of life, I sometimes still forget.

That’s why I’m sharing these 12 points today to remind you of the 12 good habits & productive perspectives of happy people. Print this chart and make it into a bookmark or tuck it into your iPad cover. The chart has already brightened my days. Hope they add cheers to yours too.


Want to be Happy?

The Universe supports you. You are not alone. Envision being happy and the Universe conspires in making it so!


When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it ~ Paulo Coelho in his book Alchemist

All the love to you,
Astrid