Life Advice

22 Things happy people do differently



The internet is a source of inspiration for me. Lately I found an article written by Chiara Hoogervorst. She writes: “There are two types of people in the world: those who choose to be happy, and those who choose to be unhappy. Contrary to popular belief, happiness doesn’t come from fortune, fame, material possessions, or other people. Rather, it comes from within.”



Below is the list of things that happy people do differently, and as usual I am leaving it for your consideration.


How do they do that? The whole article you can read here:





  1. Don’t hold grudges
  2. Treat everyone with kindness
  3. See problems as challenges
  4. Express gratitude for what they already have
  5. Dream big
  6. Don’t sweat the small stuff
  7. Speak well of others
  8. Never make excuses
  9. Get absorbed into the present
  10. Wake up at the same time every morning
  11. Avoid social comparison
  12. Choose friends wisely
  13. Never seek approval from others
  14. Take the time to listen
  15. Nurture social relationships
  16. Mediate
  17. Eat well
  18. Exercise
  19. Live minimally
  20. Tell the truth
  21. Establish personal control
  22. Accept what cannot be changed


I totally agree with the assertion that happiness depends on us, and I often talk and write about this belief. I believe that everyone is responsible for creating one’s life, and this comes out of the decisions and choices you take.


When I read this article I smiled, because I felt I can sign under it with both hands. But frankly speaking, I’ve always had a problem with point no. 18.




22 Rzeczy, które szczęśliwi ludzie robią inaczej

fot. Robert Bajkowski



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