habits of happy people

There are so many things in life that we simply cannot control. What we can control, though, is how we respond to what we are given. The difference between happy people and chronically unhappy people is how they choose to exert that control in their lives.
Finding happiness in a relationship isn't the result of random chance. It isn't likened to winning the lottery. It's the upshot of two individuals that are in sync and exhibit the same eight daily habits that help them become the wildly-happy couples that they are.
These 11 happy habits aren't created overnight -- they're part of a repertoire of behavior that form over time. So, if you want to be happy, mimic and build these 11 happy habits into your daily routines.
So many people worry about what is beyond their control. Next time you catch yourself thinking this way, turn it around and think about what you can control. Take action rather than being a victim of circumstance and your own negative thinking.
Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.