There are four things that have been scientifically shown to be associated with happiness. If you become more aware of these in your everyday life you will be well on you way to achieving happiness:
Friends– This is the ‘family’ that you get to choose. Having close friends that you can confide is extremely important in boosting happiness and overall wellbeing.
Forgiveness– Gaining the ability to forgive frees you from the burdens of hate and other negative emotions that can negatively impact your happiness quotient.
Give– Getting involved in charity and donating money to help others has shown to be one of the most happiness inducing and fulfilling ways of spending your time, money, and efforts.
Gratitude– Taking the time to think of things you are grateful makes you more aware of the positive things in your life, making you less likely to be biased by the fewer negative things in your life.
Armed with this knowledge you can easily transform your life for the better.