10 Traits of Happy People

Life is all about perspective. You can change your mood simply by changing your perspective on a situation.  I’ve found myself in a bit of a rut lately.  I’ve lost my spunky, positivity and have fallen into some dark habits of self-doubt and loathing. Part of it is sleep deprivation and jet lag, another part from stress of upcoming events, and part feeling as if summer is flying away. Summer is my time to rejuvenate. I need to enjoy it!

So as I do whenever I’m seeking some profound wisdom, I went to Pinterest to find some memes or something happy. You know what? It worked. I came away feeling peppy and lighter and found a new podcast to fill my heart with positive messages and guidance. And in looking and listening I came away with a positive attitude and mindset that I realized is always inside there, but was just taking a break.

In completing my happiness research I found 10 universal traits of happy people. They’re consistent across the board. Do you have to have them all to be happy? No. Do you feel them all the time? Nope. Turns out it’s all about perspective.

Ready to Wander the World

My soul is ready for new experiences. I’m ready for new people and places. I’m ready to see things from new perspectives; to laugh; to fall in love with new things. I’m restless. I need my feet to reach new ground and my mind to expand with new ideas.

If there is one thing I want to teach my children is that life is much more than things. Life is about the people we meet and the experiences we have; the lessons they teach us, and the love we share along the way.  Life is much too short to stay in the same place, always doing things the same ways, allowing yourself to grow stagnant. Experiences help us learn and grow. They help us evolve.

I’m incredibly thankful for all of the wonderful experiences and people I am able to interact with on a daily basis. My life is such I can wander around the country and world doing what I love. Life is very good indeed.

The wanderlust is strong, my friends. I must listen and follow my dreams and my heart.