Even if you are generally a happy person, take a look at these seven habits to determine if any of them are keeping you from experiencing greater amounts of joy.
1. Playing it too safe.
2. Continuous self doubt.
3. Obsession with control.
4. Setting unrealistic expectations.
5. A bad attitude.
6. Slacking on exercise.
7. Overindulgence of a good thing.
As Oscar Wilde once said, “Everything in moderation, including moderation.”
Eating too much makes you fat. Spending too much money makes you broke. Working too much leaves your family at home missing you. Playing too much leaves important work undone… And so on and so forth.
Happiness depends on the balancing act of applying your positive resources equally to the hungry deficits in your life. All details aside, the important thing to remember is this: Long-term happiness is never found in one good thing; it is a combination, it is a balanced lifestyle.