20 Reasons Why Some People Always Seem Like They're Happy

Expectations

Expectations

They know how manage their expectations instead of getting carried away in expecting something that is improbable or maybe even impossible. It's fine to set yourself goals and hope for the best, but be realistic and you won't be disappointed.

Setting Standards

Setting Standards

...And carrying on from the first point here, happy people don't set themselves unrealistic standards.



Taking Things For Granted

Taking Things For Granted

Happy people don't take things for granted. Anything and everything can be taken away from you for a whole number of different reasons. Be thankful for what you have.

Materialism

Materialism

They're not materialistic, at least not to the point where they let the physical things they have define who they are and their ability to be happy.



Dwelling

Dwelling

They don't sweat the small things to much and realize that what's done is done.

Independence

Independence

Happy people are independent. That doesn't mean they are loners, it just means that they don't rely on others to make them happy. They know how to find it for themselves.



The Small Things

The Small Things

They have time for the small things and realize that total happiness is the summation of many components.

 

Adapting

Adapting

Happy people know how to adapt and aren't afraid of necessary change.



Experiment

Experiment

They aren't afraid to experiment and try new things. Nothing dangerous or too risky of course, but if something isn't working for them, they will try a different way to make it work instead of getting bogged down in uncomfortable misery.

Taking Time

Taking Time

Happy people don't rush through things and take the time to give things the relative attention they deserve.



Perspective

Perspective

They know how to give things perspective and this allows them to appreciate where other people are coming from, including why they think differently.

Learning

Learning

They're always learning and in fact, they seek opportunities out which they can learn from. They aren't afraid of new things.



Planning

Planning

They aren't so rigid that they don't know how to change it, but happy people will always have some sort of plan. They know that plan b will be perfectly fine if plan a doesn't work. They've probably got a plan c, d, and e, that they'll be perfectly okay with too.

Repsect

Repsect

They know that underneath everything else is respect.



Opportunity

Opportunity

Happy people consider every opportunity. They make the most of a situation that presents itself.

Improvement

Improvement

This goes hand-in-hand with learning, really. Happy people are always looking out for ways in which they can improve certain aspects of their lives.



Not So Serious

Not So Serious

They recognize that a life worth living is best done so with a smile and don't take life too seriously. If you're free, then why not laugh...??

Living In The Moment

Living In The Moment

You can be informed by your past but it's no place to live. Likewise, you can look forward to tomorrow but you won't get there any quicker by doing so. Happy people live in the moment.



Yes

Yes

Not blindly, of course (like Jim here in the film Yes Man) but happy people say "yes" more often than they say "no". It's about taking opportunities and realizing that helping others does hold something in it for you after all.

Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness

Happy people take the time to get to know who they are and don't shy away from the scary things they might find.