One of the most popular “goal” in this generation is to achieve HAPPINESS. Some people claim that happiness is finding the right one or having your dream job. People nowadays are trying so hard just to achieve the complete state of happiness where everything is working as planned.
You will be surprised because according to Harvard University, happiness is a choice and the way to achieving this is very simple.We have compiled the Top 20 Happy Habits by Harvard University and have provided corresponding Bible verses to encourage you as you start your day right.
1. Be grateful
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. … And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
2. Choose your friends wisely
The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray
3. Cultivate compassion
Ephesians 4: 32
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
4. Keep Learning
Proverbs 1: 5
Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,
5. Become a problem solver
Philippians 4: 13
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
6. Do what you love
1 Peter 3: 10
For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;
7. Live in the moment
Matthew 6:34 “Do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough problem of its own”
8. Laugh often
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
9. Practice forgiveness
“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” 6. Proverbs 4:25; “Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.”
10. Say thanks often
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
11. Create deeper connections
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
12. Keep your agreement
1 John 3:18
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
14. Focus on what you’re doing
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
15. Be optimistic
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
16. Love unconditionally
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
17. Don’t give up
2 Timothy 1:7
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
18. Do your best and then let go
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
19. Take care of yourself
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
20. Give back
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive. ‘”
Remember to practice these practical happy habits to keep your day fueled and full of life. Happiness is a choice, and it is your choice to choose it.