To Make Yourself Happy, Surround Yourself With Happy People
When you’re feeling unhappy, you may want to be as far away from happy people as possible. Their cheerful attitude may actually irritate you as you dwell on your own unhappiness, and as the old saying goes, “Misery loves company.” If you would like to break out of an unhappy attitude and cycle, you would do well to consider the company you keep. You may be miserable because people around you are miserable, and may be able to lift your mood if you start surrounding yourself with happy, positive people.
One thing to consider is that your circumstances don’t always control your attitude; how you view your life and those circumstances does. Two people can have the exact same problems but one will be miserable and complaining and the other will be happy and content with their life. The person that is happy may have learned to put their problems in perspective, to concentrate on the good in their life, to laugh at problems, and to face them head-on so they don’t have reason to languish in a miserable attitude.
If you think that you can’t be happy because you have so many problems, surrounding yourself with generally happy people can teach you how to be happy despite those problems. You may see how they put their problems in perspective and may learn to concentrate on what does make you happy. This can increase a generally happy mood in you.
Another reason that surrounding yourself with happy people is recommended is that you may wind up allowing your misery to get out of control so that you become deeply depressed. It’s easy enough to start concentrating only on the things that make you frustrated or angry, so that these become overwhelming. People who have no happiness in their life can become so angry and frustrated that they lash out at others, have a hard time concentrating on their work, and in extreme cases, become suicidal. Being around happy people that teach you about being happy can keep you from experiencing this downward spiral.
It’s also much healthier for you to be around happy people. When you’re angry, frustrated, irritated, and generally sad, you can overeat to make yourself feel better which in turn can lead to weight gain; you may also experience insomnia, headaches, stomachaches, tense muscles, an increase in adrenaline, and other serious health problems. When you’re happy you often experience less stress, sleep better, and may have more energy. Being happy on your own can be difficult but if you’re around happy people, it can be easier for you. Consider your own close friends and associates and note if maybe you need to make some changes to your life to be happier and healthier overall.