20 Happy Habits Recommended by Harvard University

20 Happy Habits Recommended by Harvard University

Release date:2018-07-07 Browse times:62

Be grateful

  Life is like a marathon without judges. Self-discipline and durability are far more important than the speed of the moment. Like in the lyrics: Every step counts!—— The first habit

Choose your friends wisely

  According to Harvard, the most important external factor affecting personal happiness is interpersonal relationships. So if you want to be happy, choose to be with optimistic friends who can appreciate your true self and make your life richer, happier and meaningful. ——The second habit

Cultivate compassion

  When we look at the problem from another angle instead of others, we can deal with it objectively and effectively with compassion. There will be fewer conflicts and more happiness in life. ——The third habit

Continuous learning

  Learning keeps us young. Dreams make us energetic. When we use our brains to operate, we are less likely to think about unhappy things, and we will become happier and more satisfied. ——The fourth habit

Learn to solve problems

  Happy people solve problems. When faced with challenges in life, they don't abuse themselves and then become depressed. They will face up to challenges and mobilize their whole body to find solutions. By becoming a problem solver, you will build your self-confidence, your determination to do what you want and your ability to face challenges. ——The fifth habit

Do what you want to do

  Since we spend one third of our adult life working, doing what we want to do has a great impact on our overall sense of happiness. If you can't do what you want to do now, try to find happiness and meaning in your current job, or cultivate an interest you like. —— The sixth habit

Now Is Good

  You feel depressed because you live in the past. You feel worried and anxious because you live in the future. But when you are satisfied, happy and peaceful, you are living in the present. —— The seventh habit

Laugh often

  Laughter is the most powerful thing against anger or depression. Studies have shown that simple mouth-raising can also increase your happiness. Don't take life too seriously. Learn to look for a sense of humor and laughter in everyday struggles. ——The eighth habit

Learn to forgive

  Hatred and anger are self-punishment. When you let go, in fact, you are benevolent to yourself. Most importantly, learn to forgive yourself. Everyone makes mistakes. Only through our mistakes can we learn how to be a stronger and better person. —— The ninth habit

Always say thank you.

  Learn to appreciate the blessings in life. It's also important to express your appreciation to those who make your life better, big or small. —— The tenth habit

Create deeper connections

  Our happiness will soar in our deep friendship with another person. Focusing on listening is the two most important aspects of strengthening this bond and bringing happiness to yourself and others. ——The 11th habit

Keep promise

  Our self-esteem is based on our commitment to ourselves. High self-esteem is directly related to well-being. So keep your promise to yourself and others.—— The 12th habit


  According to Harvard, on average, people who had eight meditation sessions were 20% happier than control freaks. Such training can lead to structural changes in the brain, including the density of black matter in the hippocampus, which is important for learning and memory, structural and self-awareness, compassion and reflection. ——The 13th habit

Focus on what you are doing

  When you put your heart and soul into one thing, you will be in a happy state. When we are in this state, you don't care much about what other people think of you, and you don't get distracted by unimportant things. What about the result? Happier, of course! ——The 14th habit

Be optimistic

  For happy people, glass is always half full. Whenever you face a challenge, if you tend to imagine the worst, change that situation. Tell yourself the benefits of a situation or what you have learned from it. Optimism can certainly drive success and happiness.——The 15th habit

Unconditional love

  No one is perfect. Accept all your imperfections. Do the same to others. To love someone unconditionally does not mean that you spend all your time with them or help them solve problems. Unconditional love means accepting the real people and letting them feel for themselves at their own pace. ——The 16th habit

Don't give up

  Unfinished projects and constant failures inevitably weaken your self-esteem. If you decide to do something, do it. Don't give up until you succeed. Keep in mind that failure is temporary and that defeat lasts forever. Only when you give up will you be defeated. ——The 17th habit

Be the best you can be and let go

  Everyone has limitations. And sometimes even though we try hard to do something, it always backfires. So be your best self and let go. When you do your best, you have no regrets. ——The 18th habit

Take good care of yourself

  A healthy body is the key to happiness. If you're not in good health, it's hard to be happy no matter how hard you try. Make sure you eat well, exercise and find time to rest. Take good care of your body, brain and spirit.——The 19th habit

Learn to give

  Doing good deeds is one of the best ways to ensure that you are in a good mood. According to Harvard, when people do good, their brains become active, just like when you experience other rewards, the brain is stimulated. So those who care about others are happier than those who don't.——The 20th habit