A How to Sure-fire Way to Increase Your Happiness

By Holli Rovenger | Happiness

Nov 13

Work on Building a Support System of Happy People 

You’ve heard that you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. Think about that.  Moods are contagious. If you spend the most time with those who are sad or depressed, you’ll start to feel down.  On the other hand  if you are in a group of happy people, you most likely will start to smile if you aren’t already smiling. It makes sense then to surround yourself with happy people if you want your own level of happiness to increase.

This is not to say that you should shut all people who aren’t happy out of your life? Of course not. We all have important people in our lives whom we love and cherish even if they don’t have the sunniest outlook on life. 

Instead, what I suggest is that you take note of who the happy people in your life are. Who are your cheerleaders that will cheer you on no matter what, and who will put a smile on your face anytime you spend time with them? Take note of those positive people, no matter if they are friends, family, or  acquaintances. Start to build a support system of happy people that you can turn to when you’re feeling a bit down.

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Along the same lines, you want to be careful about the negative and sad people around you and how they affect your personal mood. When you’re having a hard time and are struggling with your own happiness levels, it may be best to limit the time you spend with those people that you know will bring you further down. This is when you’ll want to spend time with your happiness support system, your cheer leaders. Again, this doesn’t mean that you need to completely shut people out of your life, just take note of their energy and how they affect you and spend time with them accordingly.

When you are happy, don’t be afraid to share that happiness and spread it around. Smiling, laughing, and feeling good about life is contagious. Spread the joy, and then soak it up from happy people around you when you’re not feeling your personal best. Call up that friend that can instantly make you feel better, and talk to people around you who love and care for you and support your happiness. Let them know when you could use some cheering up and then return the favor. If we are honest with ourselves, we know that there are times when we’re happier and in a much better mood than other days. Make it a habit to support each other and create that happiness support system. It will make a huge difference in your life and those around you.

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About the Author

My mission is to Educate, Empower and Elevate Savvy Women to step into their full potential and passion for health, wealth and happiness. I am a dietitian by trade but an entrepreneur in my heart, as well as a best-selling author and speaker who values authenticity, honesty and ethics while taking my message to the world and helping others shift from dependence to independence in all areas of their lives. I see my connections and relationships with others as a way to encourage, energize, and empower them to live up to their full potential.