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Have you ever wondered what makes some people happy and contented while others just wallow in sadness every day? Happiness makes all the difference, you can spot a happy person from a mile away and feel the joy radiating from them. The question is how we remain happy in the face of all the challenges faced day in, day out. Good news is that the answer is not far fetched because you own the key to your happiness and can choose to be happy even in unsavory circumstances. Today, we will be sharing some ingredients of happiness with you, and these are:

Appreciate your life.

They say you cannot really appreciate what you have until it is gone. The same goes for life and its challenges, you need to see them as a necessity for you to grow. And instead of getting frustrated each time, turn the tables around and use bitter experiences to your benefit. Be grateful for all you have and keep it in mind that there are some people who are praying to be like you.

Choose to be happy.

No one can deprive you of your happiness unless you let them. If you decide to be calm and collected during stressful situations, you are a step closer to mastering your own happiness. When people get on your nerves, disappoint or insult you, refuse to let them change your mood. Stay happy for your own sake and not for anyone else.

Keep company with happy people.

There are some people who are always sad and depressed about one thing or the other. Knowingly or unknowingly, they have the ability to suck out your positive energy and replace it with an air of sadness. Keep the company of happy people not sad ones. If you have a lot of them around you, carefully detach yourself before you become melancholic as well.

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This article was first published on 29th April 2017


Opoola Jelifat is a young and passionate writer. She holds a B.Sc degree in Microbiology and enjoys reading, cooking and writing on real life issues. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree at the University of Ibadan. Contact her on, and via Twitter and facebook by clicking the icons below.

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