Happiness is something that every person in the world strives to be. Engaging with people who help keep you happy is key to maintaining a positive state. In short, surround yourself with positive influencers. A common misconception is that we can only be happy if we achieve certain dreams and wants in life, whether they be material like a new house, car, or even shoes or personal achievements like awards or recognition. But the truth is happiness is a choice. You can be happy even if in your head your life has not yet been made or you’re currently going through many challenges in your life.
It’s about learning to appreciate the positive things in your life, no matter how little and keeping a bright outlook of the future no matter how dour the present looks like. It’s not always that easy especially when you’re just in your own head and there’s no one to support you. That’s why our personal relationships and social connections can have a huge impact on our happiness. They can also help us as we navigate through life and make the important choices to determine our future.
Can positive influencers really keep you happy
Having positive influencers in our life, whether they’re our friends, family or even mentors, bosses or life coaches, gives us the support we need to make the choice to be happy. Consistently keeping positive people around you can also help you develop the characteristics of a positive person. A positive influencer is someone who can always look at the bright side of things and are able to look at challenges as something they can overcome. They also know how to be grateful for even the smallest gift that life brings us. They value relationships and can find joy and meaning in the connections they make with others. Moreover, they always strive to become the best versions of themselves every day and push their potential.
On the contrary, having only negative people around you can make you become negative yourself. Instead of looking for solutions, they look for problems and often make them bigger than they need to be. It’s hard for negative influencers to find something to be happy about and they don’t laugh very easily and find it hard to give a smile. They also don’t find personal or social relationships important and you find yourself often disregarded. In the workplace, you’ll find negative influencers constantly eaten up by stress and challenges discourage them instead of encourage. You don’t want to surround yourself with people like this, but perhaps if you’re a positive person yourself, try to influence them instead of them influencing you.
If we accept that happiness is a choice, we can be more aware of how we react to the things that go on in our lives and seek the company of people who can positively influence us in making that choice to be happy. Surround yourself with positive individuals and you can find yourself finding your path towards happiness and striving hard to be the best version of yourself.