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Moods are contagious.
If you’re around a bunch of sad and depressed people every day (cue memories of a job I held for 300 years … ok, it was really 10 months and 3 days), you’ll start to feel sad and depressed as well.
If on the other hand you interact daily with a group of happy people who love what they’re doing, you can’t help but feel good.
It makes sense then to surround yourself with happy people if you want your own level of happiness to increase.
Does this mean that you should shut all people who aren’t super happy out of your life?
Of course not.
We all have important people in our lives whom we love and cherish even if they don’t have the happiest of dispositions. And everyone goes through bad times as well as good. You shouldn’t shut out loved ones during though times.
Instead, think about who the happy people in your life are.
Who are your cheerleaders that will cheer you on no matter what and who will put a smile on your face anytime you spend time with them?
Take note of those positive people, be their friends, family, or even just acquaintances. Build a support system of happy people that you can turn to when you’re feeling down.
You also want to note who the negative and sad people around you are and how they affect your own mood.
When you’re having a hard time and are struggling with your own happiness levels, it may be better to avoid people that you know will bring you further down.
Those are the times when you want to surround yourself with your team of cheerleaders, or your happiness support system.
Again, this doesn’t mean that you need to completely shut people out of your life. But you do have to take care of yourself and your own outlook because how you feel is what you transmit to those around you. Your family and friends bear the brunt of your mood.
So take note of the energy and mood of the negative or sad people in your life and how they affect you. Then, spend time with them accordingly to how well you can handle that negativity in your day.
When you are happy, share that happiness and spread it around.
We already know that smiling, laughing, and feeling good about life is contagious.
Spread the joy and soak it up from happy people around you when you’re not feeling your personal best. Call up that friend that can instantly make you feel better, and talk to people around you who love and care for you. Let them know when you could use some cheering up and then return the favor.
Let’s face it, we all have times when we’re happier and in a much better mood than other days.
Make it a priority to create your own happiness support system and use it to build each other up.
It will make a huge difference in your life and those around you.